The quilt guild to which I belong, Timberlane Quilters’ Guild, donates quilts to those in need in the community. We hold two workshops a year in which we spend a weekend each time piecing and assembling quilts. Various members then take them home to quilt. Last year I believe we donated about 100 quilts to a variety of groups: the Oncology ward at our local hospital, Grace House (Transition House), Family & Social Services and some one-off cases.
Because I’m trying to improve my FMQ skills, I quilt as many of them as I can work into my schedule. They allow me the option of honing the techniques I see displayed on Pinterest, Facebook and other dark holes too numerous to mention without the pressure of having to be ‘perfect’. The recipients are looking for warmth & comfort, not perfect quilting! Unless otherwise noted, I HAVE NOT pieced these quilts; only quilted them.