Activities

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

Rules:

  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

Description

Guild Contact Person

Angel

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

989.593.3111 feldpaud53@yahoo.com.

Bereavement

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

517.712.5521

wilkinson7614@netzero.net

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

Heartwarmers

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

517.712.5521 wilkinson7614@netzero.net

Hospice

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

989.593.3111

feldpaud53@yahoo.com

Patriotic

Quilts of Valor
http://www.govf/org/

Mary Hausauer

mileyquilt@cloud.com

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 Quilt Block for Lise Dibert






Friendship Star Block - 6 1/2” or 12 1/2” unfinished

Light background (lighter than a brown paper bag)

Colorful center (center of star does not have to be the same fabric as points). It would be fun to have the center square fussy cut something special to that member.


 
For 12” Block:
Cut 4 x 4 1/2” background squares
1 4 1/2” center square
2 x 5” background squares cut diagonally to yield 4 triangles
2 x 5” print squares cut diagonally to yield 4 triangles
  • With right sides together, sew a background (B) triangle to each of the print (D) triangles, along the long sides and pressing seams towards the print triangles.
  • Carefully trim each HST unit. For 6” blocks, trim to 2 1/2" square, ensuring you don't cut off any points or seam allowances. For 12” blocks, trim to 4 1/2”
  • Arrange the background (A) squares, the print (C) square and the four HST units into three rows of three squares as shown in the photo above.
  • Ensure the correct orientation of the HST units prior to sewing.
Carefully matching all seams, sew the three rows together, pressing the long seams open to yield one Friendship Star block which should measure 6 1/2" square for a 6” block & 12 1/2” square for a 12” finished block.

Note: There are several other methods for half square triangles.
           Feel free to use the method that you prefer!