Our new community service project is making quilts for patients at the Veteran’s Hospital in Fargo. When a patient checks in, they receive a quilt, which they can take with them when they are discharged. It’s a gift of warmth and caring, just the sort of project that spreads the joy of quilting.
The team in charge is keeping track of everything. If you, or a group of your friends, want to make a quilt for this project, do sign up. Maybe you are a long-arm quilter who will volunteer to quilt one of these? Sign up! If you can’t do that, but want to contribute money for batting and other supplies, sign up. Contact Muriel Richardson email@example.com, Kathy Melaas firstname.lastname@example.org or Barb Zeleznik email@example.com for more information or to sign up individually or as part of a team.
The hospital has asked for quilts that are at least 60″ x 80″. They should be quilted, not tied. They reminded us that most of the patients we will be making for are men, so we should avoid pink and florals, anything too feminine. It is not necessary to use red white and blue, this is not part of the Quilts of Valor program.
FM Quilters will provide labels for you to attach to the back of your 4B quilt. These feature our logo, and have room for you to add the first names of the quilt makers. Please use a pen appropriate for fabric, such as Pigma. The marker should indicate that it is permanent on fabric.
The plan is to collect quilts 4 times over the coming year. Try to finish your quilts for these collection dates:
- November 19, 2022 holiday brunch
- March 18, 2023 meeting (happens to be National Quilting Day)
- July 15, 2023 picnic
- November 18, 2023 holiday meeting