Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Community Service Projects

You know when you reorganize and clean up you find things that you forgot about?!!! Yikes - it happened to me - 6 Yards of really cute flannel fabric - donated to the quilt guild - taken home by me (several months ago) to stitch up into something for our Wee Care Program.



Voila - 4 very nice sized (they measure about 40" square - I made mine a big bigger than in the tutorial) self-binding receiving blankets ready to go!! I used this tutorial to make them.


Okay, so found something else when sorting through drawers - a John Deere Tractor Panel with some John Deere Fabric. Add a border of yellow gingham, baste, simple cross hatch quilting and machine attached binding and a cute quilt for a wee one for the Wee Care Program.




Since I was on a roll with Community Service Projects for the guild, the third project is what is called CPS (Child Protective Services) bags. When a child is removed from a home. their belongings are placed in a pillow cased sized drawstring bag. We try to make them cheerful and fun - but they also have to be sturdy. Mikkie, out oldest daughter, sells baby swings on an etsy shop called Texas Cotton Tales. She uses duck fabric and she had a box of leftover strips. So I took those strips and stitched up 5 drawstring bags.


Hope they put a smile on one little face in a tough situation.


Remember:



Blessings my sweet blogging friends!

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Generous, loving and beautiful projects!

Janet O. said...

Bless you for all of these gifts of love!
I need to do more of these kinds of projects. You are such a good example!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Such beautiful and heartfelt charity projects!

Cathy said...

I love all your charity projects. So great of you. Hugs, Cathy

Jeanneke said...

You are a blessing, dear friend. Your charity projects are so sweet and beautiful.
Sending love, a big Dutch hug and 'groetjes'!

Jeanneke.

Sharon said...

Great projects for great causes. I also love the quote. I'll have to try to remember that.

Karen said...

Doing community service projects brings joy to the heart.

Maureen said...

Great use of the fabric. The receiving blankets are adorable and those bags look cool and sturdy. I'm sure the recipients will appreciate them.

Mary said...

You put that donated fabric to really good use. What great community service projects your guild is involved in!

Raewyn said...

Good on you for sewing up the fabric for a good cause Doniene. The projects look just great :-)

gerry smith said...

You actually created a meaningful purpose.
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