There are numerous activities that happen with standard reoccurrence within the Guild. Below, you'll find explanations of many of the activities.

2023 Quilt Challenge

Theme: Reinterpret a Classic Painting


  1. Must use a classic painting as your inspiration, the interpretation is up to you!
  2. Use any type of fabric you want to create your “painting”
  3. Dimensions must be 36”x 42” (wall hanging size)
  4. Must have a brown border 2” wide to frame your “painting”
  5. Provide an image of the inspiring painting to display next to your quilt. Contact Adrienne Scherer or Peg Stiffler if you want us to print the image for you.
  6. Must be completed (quilted and bound) for the September 21st Guild meeting for judging 1st, 2nd, 3rd places – (we want to display these at the Quilt show in October!)
  7. Have FUN!!

Quilter's Treasure

Quilter`s Treasure table has fabric scraps, patterns, books, notions, etc., and fun! The items are free and new items are welcome.

Charity Quilt Information

Charity Quilt


Guild Contact Person


Small baby quilts measuring 12” x 12” to 16” x 16” are given to parents as a keepsake in memory of their premature or newborn baby they have lost. Please attach a CCQG label to the back of the quilt. Quilts are accepted anytime.

Deb Feldpausch



Children’s quilts measuring 24” x 24” with a plain light neutral backing fabric of 100% cotton. These quilts are given to the Emergency Room at Sparrow Hospital. When a child dies in the ER, their hand and foot prints are put on the back and given to the family for a keepsake. Please attach a CCQG label to the back of the quilt. Quilts are accepted anytime.

Bev. Wilkinson


Chemo Lap

Our Chemo quilts cover adult patients at Breslin Cancer Center to keep them warm while the patients are in recliners during chemo treatments. The patients keep their own quilts, using them for every treatment. Quilt tops should be rectangular at least 44” wide by 60” long. Maximum size is 60” x 75”. You provide the quilt top, binding and if possible coordinating fleece backing that’s 6” longer than the quilt top. Elaine will add polyester batting, do the quilting and binding, and deliver the quilts. Several quilts are needed each month for new patients. These quilts are much appreciated!

Elaine Hewitt

517.393.8371 (evenings)

or at CCQG meetings


Quilts are made by Guild members for chronically and critically ill children in local hospitals. Finished quilts measuring 36” x 36” and larger are appropriate. These quilts are collected at the March and September meetings; however, quilts will be accepted at any time. Please attach a CCQG Heartwarmers label to the back of the quilt.

Bev. Wilkinson



Quilts are given to adult patients in the Palliative Care Unit at Sparrow Hospital. They can be any color or pattern and at least 48” x 54”. The quilts will be given to the families as a keepsake in memory of their loved one. Please attach a CCQG label to the back of the quilt. These quilts are accepted anytime.

Deb Feldpausch



Quilts of Valor

Joheather Grant


Labels are available at the Vice Presidents table or from Bev. Wilkinson at every Guild meeting. If you have any further questions, please call or email the contacts mentioned above.

PRESIDENT’S BLOCKS for Sharon Wexler


As a tribute and thank you to each CCQG Board President, guild members are asked to make a quilt block in the president’s choice of colors.

Sharon has decided on the Maple Leaf block rather than the Ohio Star block. She has requested that the fabrics be fall leaf colors on a chocolate brown background which she is providing. The leaves can be rich yellows, golds, oranges, greens, purples, or dark reds. The background fabric can be picked up at the Vice Presidents table at the monthly meeting.

Instructions - All seams are sewn at 1/4".

Cut from background fabric:
2 – 3 1/2” squares (one is used for the stem block)
2 – 3 7/8” squares for half square triangles

Cut from leaf fabric:

2 – 3 7/8” squares for half square triangles
3 – 3 1/2” squares
1 – 1 1/2" x 6“ rectangle for the leaf stem strip

Half Square Triangles

Using the 3 7/8” squares of background and leaf fabric, draw a line diagonally on the back of the leaf fabric squares. Place each of the 3 7/8” squares right sides together with a leaf fabric square. Sew a 1/4" seam each side of the drawn line. Then cut the squares along the drawn line. You now have 2 half square triangles. Repeat with the second set of squares. You now have 4 half square triangles.

Stem Block

Cut one of the 3 1/2" background squares in half diagonally. Crease lightly to find the halfway point of the diagonal edge of each. Crease the Leaf 1 1/2"" x 6" stem strip to find its halfway point. Match up the midpoint of the diagonal crease of the background fabric with the midpoint of the leaf stem strip and sew. Now match the other half square triangle of the background fabric with the midpoint of the stem strip and sew. Using a square ruler, trim this to 3 1/2”.

Assemble according to diagram above, as a Maple Leaf block, 9 ½” unfinished. Please sign your block, bring it to the next Guild meeting and leave it at the Vice President’s table, or contact Lise Dibert.