001Our guild has been doing a lot of community outreach the last couple of years.  I have to give kudos to the couple who are championing that effort.  Every quilt member makes a quilt for the local women’s shelter.  We have also had work days to make bears for Victory Junction , and for another kid’s camp for children who have lost a parent.

Another thing they have done is to encourage people to repurpose their UFOs for other community projects.  Lately they have asked for donations for Hospice.  One person stepped forward and donated a quilt that was half quilted and had been sitting a long time.  I volunteered to take the quilt.  I took it apart, repurposed the muslin back for a foundation piecing workshop.  Repurposed the batting…to what yet, I am not too sure.  And took the top and put a new coordinating floral backing on the quilt and quilted it.  Then I cut the quilt in half and made two lap quilts out of it and bound in a coordinating striped binding.  These two simple quilts will be given to Hospice locally.  They may not be the most exciting quilts in the world, but they are so much more than they were at the bottom of a closet or a drawer.


6 thoughts on “Makeover

  1. What a great thing to do with a “never to be finished” UFO otherwise. And you get high marks for taking quilting out!! ugh! That must have been a job. The people at Hospice will be comforted by your quilts.

  2. I did the same thing with a quilt top, one half went to a homeless shelter and one half went to a cancer patient undergoing chemo. It was a good feeling to make something useful out of something I would never use.

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