Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Community Projects

 Quilters are very generous people. We love to make quilts for our family and friends and for those in need, or as a way of saying "thank you" to our wonderful military people. Below are some basic requirements for some of our charitable quilts. You can make as many of these quilts as you like, because the need is always there. We have many beautiful stories of how much these quilts have meant.

Quilts of Valor – quilts for service members and veterans touched by war.

Basic requirements for Quilts of Valor Quilts

  • Good quality, 100% cotton fabric should be used
  • Colors should be red, white and blue or a patriotic theme
  • The quilt is not to look like a flag
  • Quilts of Valor should be no smaller than 55" x 65", and no larger than 72" x 90"
  • Read more information about QOV on the website   http://www.qovf.org/

 

Neo-Natal Quilts - donated to Stafford Hospital.

Basic requirements for Neo-Natal Quilts

  • 18" x 18" or 20" x 20"
  • No flannel
  • 100% cotton
  • Pre-washed batting
  • No large stitches
  • No embellishments

 

S.T.A.R. Quilts (Stafford Thimbles Are Responding) -  STAR quilts are the charitable arm of Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Many of the quilts are donated to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Department to be distributed to adults & children in the community at their time of need.

 Basic requirements for STAR Quilts

  • Have no basic requirements; however, the ideal size for a quilt for STARs should be a lap size, ranging around 40" x 46" to 45" x 60". Exact measurements are not necessary; just keep in mind wrapping it around someone in need. A child's quilt could be around 36" x 45". The quilt can be machine quilted or tied. Please label it "Made by Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild". The quilts represent our loving and giving guild.

 Fabric Donation 

STAR Quilts often receives offers of donated fabric.  Unfortunately, some of the fabric that we have received is just not suitable to incorporate into a quilt.  Although each of our quilts is ultimately donated to charity, we still want the end result to reflect well on the guild.  With this goal in mind, we have the following suggestions to evaluate whether the fabric would be appropriate for the STAR Quilt stash: 

·         Cotton/cotton blends will be accepted

o   No sheer or thin fabrics

o   No upholstery grade fabrics

o   No holiday fabric

·         Flannels

o   No fleece

o   No furs or piled fabric

o   FLANNEL CANNOT BE USED FOR NEO NATAL QUILTS

·         Fabric should be clean

o   No Stained or damaged fabric – no one will want to work with this fabric and no one would want a completed quilt from this fabric

o   No fabric with excessive pet hair/or odors (smoke/moth balls/musty)

·         Fabric should be useable

o   Well constructed Orphan blocks are OK

o   Quilt tops and partially pieced tops are OK

o   No tiny scraps or appliqué “swiss cheese” leftovers – it is too labor intensive to turn these into useable pieces

·         Batting

o   100% Cotton or 80/20 blend batting will be accepted

o   Prefer larger pieces – nothing smaller than 6” wide

·         Notions

o   Notions cannot be accepted.  As with other donated items the guild receives – this will be placed on one of the front tables for members who may be interested and if no takers, the notions will be donated to Goodwill.

·         Patterns – easy strip or charm square patterns are welcome!

Announcements

Stafford Piecemakers

Annual Quilt Show

Friday Oct 20 through Monday Oct 23, 2017


- Free Admission
- "It's a Jungle Out There" Challenge Entries
- Viewers' Choice Awards
- 2017 Raffle Quilt "Tranquility"


Certified Quilt Appraiser Mary Kerr, available by appointment.

Show Location: John Musante Porter Memorial Library
2001 Parkway Blvd.
Stafford, Virginia 22554
Please call 540-659-4909 for more information.