The Harbor House project is well under way. We currently have two completed
quilts, two tops, and many “Disappearing Pinwheel” blocks completed. A 7 block
by 8 block quilt will use 56 blocks.
Teddy Bear Quilts
The Teddy Bear project is an important part of the charity work done each year by MCQA. Each year the Guild purchases stuffed animals, which are then dressed and wrapped lovingly in a small quilt and/or sweater by guild members, wrapped in bags, tied with a Christmas ribbon and donated to local charities.
-If you are not a knitter, feel free to sew a cute little outfit. Please find the directions for these projects here:
This year, we will wrap them at our meeting in November. Helpers are needed to deliver Teddy Bears and the teen/preteen bags to agencies throughout the county during November.
-Marquette - delivery covered -Gwinn member to deliver to St. Vincent de Paul in Gwinn -West-end member or two to deliver to the Ishpeming Salvation Army
-Ishpeming St. Vincent de Paul *Please let Teresa Z. know you will take a box home from the
November meeting to deliver to an agency near you.
This year we would also like to provide something for the young girls of the area.
Ages 5-8 range and young teens - Little purses and/or mini hand-bags.
Bay Cliff Health Camp We delivered 36 "Nooker Quilts" to Bay Cliff in June 2017.
Surplus quilts the committee received will be delivered next year. Please watch the Newsletter or attend the monthly meetings to determine collection dates for these quilts.
GUIDELINES FOR MCQA CHARITY QUILTS
One of the most important facets of MCQA is the charity work completed by our
members. Dozens of quilts are donated by MCQA members each year to various
charities in the Marquette area. Listed below are organizations that benefit
from our work along with the sizes and types of quilts that are provided to
each. Please take the time to read the instructions for the appropriate size
and/or fabric for each type of quilt. If you have questions, please contact the
MCQA member listed next to the charity, or Charity Coordinator Karen Sanford
(906-249-9005). INSTRUCTIONS -Follow the size guidelines for each charity. The size and type of fabric has been requested by the charity based on their needs. -Use only good quality and age appropriate quilting cotton fabric. These quilts will be laundered repeatedly and usually in commercial washing machines so fabric choice is important. -Machine quilt. Tied quilts do not hold up to repeated use.
MCQA has lots of donated fabric and funds budgeted for charity quilt supplies; ask the Charity Coordinator for details.
Some MCQA members volunteer quilting services on their long arm quilting machines, but please ASK FIRST before dropping off your quilt.
Click the button to print the instructions for charity quilts.