The members of the Dufferin Piecemakers are a very generous group of people. They donate fabric and supplies plus many hours of their time to create quilts that benefit a variety of community groups. Some of these groups include Choices Youth Shelter, Meals on Wheels, Bethel House Hospice, and Hospice Dufferin, Family Transition Place, Peel Dufferin Victims Services, Headwaters Health Care Centre's (HHCC) Sexual Assault Clinic and Mother and Child Unit, Dufferin Child And Family Services (DCAFS), Big Brothers and Sisters and the Upper Grand Board of Education young Mom's Program. In addition pillow cases go to Sick Kids Conn Kerr Cancer program, journals to Family Transition Place, monetary donations to local food banks and a yearly education grant to the Dufferin County Museum and Archives.
COMMUNITY PROJECTS Report - October 2018
Once again, our committee and members have been busy stitching, cutting, binding and donating tops and fabric to Community Quilts. The finished pile is growing and upcoming presentations of quilts will be happening soon.
Any guild member is most welcome to join us at our afternoon stitching session on October 15th before our regular meeting. Please bring your machine and any basic sewing supplies and join us at the fairgrounds any time after 1:00 pm. Connie has lots of jobs for everyone and your help is most appreciated. It's always amazing what our afternoon group manages to get done. Don't forget that if you can't make our afternoon sessions, that there are always kits ready to take home and finish on your time.
As the Christmas season approaches, we will be collecting your donations of socks, toiletries and small gift cards for Choices Youth Shelter and the Door to be used in their Christmas stockings. We will share a more complete list with you in November. We will also be collecting placemats to be gifted during the Christmas season for the Meals on Wheels program. Placemats with a Christmas or winter theme on one side and something not seasonal on the other side, make them reversible and useable all year long. If you want some food themed fabric for the other side, please ask us and we will share.
Connie and Penny have been quilting many of our Community Quilts on their longarm APQS Lenni. If you would like to see our machine in operation and learn to longarm Community Quilts, please ask us for an invitation to the “Loft”. There are lots of quilts to practice on and extra help is always welcomed.