Community Quilts

Community Quilts

Community Quilts work days are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9 am until 3 pm at the OPQG facility, 2738 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO.

We invite everyone to join in for all or part of the day.

The Community Quilts Group is comprised of friendly, energetic and generous members who graciously give their time and talents to provide quilts for those in need in our community.

 

You can help….

If you are unable to join us there are lots of ways to help provide comfort to people in need….

  • Make a Block of the Month – these blocks are used to make quilts.  Anyone can make the blocks that are used in the quilts via the Block of the Month activity. (See the BOM under Community Quilts.)
  • Take home a kit and stitch up a quilt top……
  • Take home a quilt to bind……
  • Take a quilt top to quilt (batting and backing included)…….

Our Squad Car Quilt Project Got Famous!

Community Quilts co-chairman, Connie Bradford, contacted the Springfield Police Department to see if a squad car could stop by the OPQG building for some pictures. The SPD publicity person thought it was news worthy and contacted the local TV stations. They arrived to interview and make news clips….our Squad Car Quilts Project got famous! Because of the TV publicity, Community Quilts received donations of fabric and finished quilts to further their efforts.

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Operation Squad Car at Community Quilts

Operation Squad Car is the ‘brain child’ of Connie Bradford. During one of her meditation sessions on the sidewalk in front of the guild, Connie encountered a Springfield police officer. She had an idea. If there was a small quilt in the police car, a child in stressful situations could be comforted. The policeman was very receptive to the idea. Now Community Quilts has launched Operation Squad Car.

If you would like to help with this project, it would be greatly appreciated. There are approximately 60 Springfield police cars so that is a lot of quilts! We are looking for small quilts suitable for children. You can make your favorite quilt pattern. Flannel scraps made into a rag quilt or a whole cloth kid print would work too. Or if you are out of ideas, this quilt can be made in a couple of hours. It is cut WOF and sewed in strips. Here is the pattern Favorite Donation Quilt thanks to MaryQuilts.com.

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A Day at Community Quilts

The Community Quilt group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the guild. Have you ever wondered what goes on during those Community Quilt days? Have you ever wondered if you would like to join the group but not sure what you could do? Here are some of the “jobs” that you can pick from:

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You can join these ladies and bind quilts   …..OR…..

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You can bring your sewing machine and sew    ….OR….

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You can do some cutting of kits    ….OR…..

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You can do some longarm quilting     ….OR….

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You can do some organizing (it’s a never ending job)    ….OR….

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You may just want some socializing. It’s up to you to decide and you are welcome anytime!

Block of the Month

July 2017 BOM – “An Internet Find”

June 2017 BOM – “It’s Gona Make Stars”

May 2017 BOM – “Apron Strings”

April 2017 BOM – “Patriotic Tessellating Star”

March 2017 BOM – “A Jenny Doan Pinwheel”

February 2017 BOM – “Heart”

January 2017 BOM – “Pointy Star”

Nov/Dec 2016 BOM – “Christmas Star”

October 2016  BOM –  “Chain Block”

September 2016 BOM – “Spool

August 2016 BOM – “Blue Rail Fence”

July 2016 BOM – “Garden Maze”

June 2016 BOM – “Indian Hatchet”

May 2016 BOM – “Snowball”

April 2016 BOM – “Square Knots”

March 2016 BOM – “Flower Pot”

February 2016 BOM – “Around the World”

January 2016 BOM – “Sailboat”