We love our community and take an active part in it.
Throughout the year, our members select community programs to make contributions of quilting projects to the community efforts.
- St. Mary’s Cancer Treatment Program: Donations of lap quilts
- Mesa County Foster Children: Annual Contributions of a Christmas Stocking for each child
- Habitat for Humanity Homes: Periodic gifts to a family completing a new home
- Other worthy causes that are approved by our membership
TIPS by Char:
In the October/November 2017 issue of “McCall’s QUICK QUILTS”, the
content director Carolyn Beam listed recommended quilt sizes needed for
donations. (I thought the information was timely since we wondered what sizes
were needed for Community Hospital.)
Hospice Bed: 63” by 80”;
Neo Natal: 36” by 36”;
Crib: 34”-36” by 48”;
Wheel Chair: 36” by 48”;
Nap Quilt: 40” by 55”-60”.
ANOTHER USE FOR YOUR SMART PHONES!! Use a camera to PREVIEW COLORS.
Snap a picture of color combinations and fabric choices. Remember the old adage – a picture is worth a thousand words or the camera does not lie. The picture could show you what order to sew the strip sets or that the fabric you think will make a good border does anything but. Now you have a valid reason to update your phone – better phone, better camera, better quilts.
- SECRETS FOR A MODERN LOOK, courtesy of Diane D. Knott in her book “SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.”
- Choose clear colors and crisp prints.
- Enlarge blocks, eliminate pieces, or choose basic patchwork for a bold look.
- Add solid fabrics or a white background to give scraps an updated image.
- Choose a simple quilting design.
ADDING A STRIP TO A BIAS EDGE: Place the bias edge next to the feed dogs. This helps prevent the bias edge from stretching as you sew
Arlene Switzer Memorial Project
Community Affairs Committee members Carol Wilson and Joan DyKema have presented a special project to all members of the Sunset Slope Quilters club.
The recent passing of our dear friend Arlene Switzer has spurred this project as her family donated many fine fabrics waiting to be a part of a quilt. These fabrics are leftovers from their garage sale to Community Affairs hoping we will continue Arlene’s devotion to making quilts The project will be Memorial Blocks in honor of Arlene. The blocks need to be 12 1/2 inch blocks using one of the following designs:
Please do not square these blocks. Also there is not a due date due to the upcoming holidays. Bring the completed block(s) to any of the Community Affairs meetings or any future SSQ General Meeting. Community Affairs meet on the third Tuesday of the month at Living Hope Church on B 1/2 Rd.