Quilting Donations!

Read through this entire post to find links for people looking for help with charity projects.  Those listed that have a ** by their name are regularly featured on the blog.

I think it’s so awesome that quilters are helping quilters.

1-Nancy Stearns
Quilt of Valor
pinnut3200@yahoo.com
Need:  quilt kits, red, white, and blue fabric, unfinished projects, and/or orphan blocks
I have made and donated 111 Quilts of Valor – https://wyomingbreezes.blogspot.com/p/quilts-of-valor.html

2-Ronda Reitz**
phonygal@msn.com
I will finish any UFO’s or use any scraps to make a charity quilt from the start.
Charity quilts for kids, the Humane Society, Women & Children’s Shelter, etc.

3-Carolyn Dean from Pierce City Quilters
caro488@gmail.com
Need:  backings, battings, parts …
Our small group made 53 quilts for our local soldiers who went to Afghanistan. We are now making small quilts for Children’s Advocacy Center – children of all ages who are going through trauma.

4-Lanette
Linus project
lanette5@juno.com
Need:  Children’s Fabrics and batting
provide quilts for children and babies in need

5-Janet Orr
Royal Family Kids Camp
janetorr2455@yahoo.com
Need:  quilt tops, fabric, backing fabric, batting (can be scraps to be sewn together) – anything suitable for children ages 6 to 12.
We aim for quilts approx. 50 x 60 which are given to each child attending camp.

6-Gladys Wahl
gladyswahl@yahoo.com
Need: Fabric, for adults. Backings, either yardage or sheets
Most of the quilts I make go to the Iowa Veterans home at Marshalltown, IA. These range in size from wheel chair to lap, and up to twin size. There are men and women so about any fabric will work, except kids novelties, and seasonal. Most of my quilts are scrappy, and I can always use scraps, and pieces and parts that you have made, such as; for patches, nine patches, 1/2 square triangles and ect. Neutrals are always needed..

7-Joyce Mullis
heartscreations@outlook.com
Need:  unfinished quilts and kits would be welcome
4 of us donate about 20 quilts a year to Hospice and would like to increase that number. My guild donates to children in hospital and battered women’s shelter – number varies, about 20 a year.

8-Sandra Hemmingsen
hemmingsen@iowatelecom.net
Need:  Anything quilt related; fabric of any size, batting of any size, tools, thread. I will also work with unfinished projects or orphan blocks. I love the challenge of trying to finish these projects.
I work with several groups which do charity quilts and other fabric items. I am chair of my church’s quilt group. We have made quilts for several charities and missions. We had a member of our church serve as a nurse missionary in Kenya and we made quilts for her for over 7 years. One year we sent about 50. We made approx. 25 quilts that went to a missionary that serves burn victims, many of them children. We also make a quilt for the babies born to members of our church family. We have made quilts for Head Start and for the local hospital to be given to patients in distress. Last year we made quilts that were given out at a major mission project we have had for a number of years. “Winterize Your Neighbor” gives to anyone who comes items they need to keep warm during the winter months. This includes all items of clothing including shoes and boots, bedding, and we even gave a Christmas tree to a family. All items are donated by our church members and other churches and people of the community. This year we will be giving quilts that we have made to this project. Bedding seems to be a very needed item. I also help with quilts at another local church. They also make quilts that are given to Methodist mission projects, families in distress, the local hospital for patients in distress, and other places in need. Fayette County has a group of quilters who are making quilts for the World War II veterans of the county. Red, white, and blue fabric will also go to this group. I have been given fabric in the past and have contributed to these groups. This I continue to do and if I do receive any gifts it will be shared with these groups.

9-Donita Moore
4-H Quilts of Valor
dmoore@sheltonbulldogs.org
Need:  red, white (neutral), blue fabrics- We do scrappy. Thanks for offering this for others!
Quilts for Quilts of Valor through the Nebraska 4-H program

10-Elane Jones
Lutheran World Relief
elanej@sbcglobal.net
Need:  Any fabric, sheets, curtains, bedspreads, blankets
Packed 506 quilts for Lutheran World Relief

11-Bonnie Lippincott
coliptt@cox.net
Need:  Fabric, especially pink for baby quilts, orphan blocks, red, white and blue fabric.
We make baby quilts for Camp Pendleton marine families. Lap/twin quilts for Senior Santa and the Veterans Home in Long Beach, Pillowcases for the Foster Care Auxiliary, and Quilts of Valor, and various other charities upon request.

12-Joyce Chapman
Hens and Needles Quilt Guild
retiredgijo@yahoo.com
Need: patriotic fabrics and red, white, gold, and blue blender fabrics
We are doing QOVs for our local vets. It is an on-going project. We made 26 last year and have over 60 tops this year (currently quilting them). It has made a large dent in our fabric stash.

13-Linda Miller
Victoria Quilts; Sew on Fire; MCC – Mennonite Central Committee
lmiller@kwic.com
Need:  VQ can only use 100% cotton on top and flannel on the bottom. Sew on Fire and MCC can use any type of fabric
We are doing QOVs for our local vets. It is an on-going project. We made 26 last year and have over 60 tops this year (currently quilting them). It has made a large dent in our fabric stash.

14-Lynn Hassebroek
Heartwarmer’s Quilt Guild
creatquilt@gmail.com
Need:  masculine or patriotic fabric, also any solids in red, white or blue
Every Veteran’s Day our area sponsors a Hunting with Hero’s weekend for four soldiers from Camp Laguna. Each year our guild makes four quilts to present to the soldiers. We try and use denim from jeans that are donated in each quilt as well as other fabrics. Heartwarmer’s Quilt Guild has a Facebook page so you can see past projects, we meet monthly at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Buffalo Center, Iowa.

15-Melinda
Quilts that Care
melicon@aol.com.

I would be happy to receive quilt tops and backings directly from “Jo fans” as it would save on postage. Please understand that I don’t have a fancy computer-operated long arm to do fancy stitching for me and due to several health constraints I now only do quick and simple all-over meanders on my comfort quilts.

Quilts that Care has approximate size suggestions that are most useful to them.
Lap  50 x 65
Nap  45 x 55 (or 60)

They are most in need of masculine designs and fun juvenile prints. Although all quilts are gratefully received.  I can be contacted at melicon@aol.com.

16-Patricia Hamilton
hampan4@gmail.com
We are looking for scraps, sheeting, esp children’s novelties. We make quilts in Athens, Greece for children, refugees, old folks homes. We try to make about 50-100 quilts each year.

17-Sandra and the Cresco Lady Quilters**
jennoh2@aol.com
We are always looking for most anything.  We use sheets at times for backing and happily sew together batting scraps.  We love orphan blocks or any fabric that is cotton that you are willing to part with.

18-Ray LaGrange**
raylagrange52@gmail.com
Need: I can use all types and sizes of quilt tops. I finish and donate to organizations that attend to all ages. Yes, I am in Florida but warm quilts are always in need especially with the elderly in nursing homes and hospice. I can also use fabric yardage that you no longer want or need. That comes in handy to add borders and to make the backing. A nice scrappy top begs for a pieced back. Don’t forget those orphan blocks. Those are awesome to have. on hand to complete and/or create with. Of course, we all have those projects that we started and lost interest in. Please do not hesitate to send them as well. They are fresh with us. Older fabric, newer fabric, it does not matter. There is a home for it here in southwest Florida. And by all means, do not worry, everything gets photographed, inventoried, and sent to Jo to put on her blog. If you have a question, concern, or special instruction, let me know. Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.

19- Sue Darling and Decorah Quilters**
suedarling9@yahoo.com
Northeast Iowa area. Church quilting group and Project Linus. Church group donates to: shut-ins, nursing homes, missions, homeless, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, LWR, benefits, Community Action, fire victims, among others. looking for quilt tops (prefer twin size but others are excepted), fabric, batting, panels, orphan blocks, backing, and sheets (cotton or flannel). For Project Linus we make blankets/quilts for children age 0-18 in need of comfort. Looking for tops (any size), cotton, flannel or fleece fabric, panels (baby to teen theme), batting, and backing. No seasonal or stretchy material, please.

20-Jazz**
jazzpaz@gmail.com
Jazz makes quilts for the newborn nurseries of Ben Taub and LBJ Hospitals, of the Harris County (Houston) Texas hospital system.  She is also making wheelchair quilts.  Things that are appreciated include thread, partial projects that can be finished, quilt tops, and backing fabrics.  Flannel is especially nice for baby quilts.  Jazz also love embroidery projects that are often finished into quilts.

21-Karin**
kcallander989@gmail.com
Karin finishes many quilt tops here and does amazing work.  She is always looking for backing fabric and fabrics for binding.

22-Laurie**
Laurie is a talented longarmer and finishes many quilts for people in Washington.  She is always in need of backing fabric and fabrics for binding.  Many of her quilts go to local fire and EMS who distribute them as needed for people who are going through a rough time.

23-Lori**
Lori makes finishes quilts for Sharehouse which is a facility that helps people who are working their way through addiction.  Lori only takes twin-sized quilt tops or larger ones.  Contact Jo for Lori’s information.  rogjok@iowatelecom.net

34-Cheryl in Dallas**
Cheryl finishes quilt for Luke’s Closet at Dallas Theological Seminary.  She also finishes quilts for other organizations in need.  Cheryl only takes twin-sized or larger tops.  Contact Jo for Cheryl’s information.  rogjok@iowatelecom.net

35-Carolyn the Baby Gown Maker
Carolyn is in need of cotton knit with or without lycra, tee-shirt knit, or interlock knit.  She cannot use polyester fabric.  Carolyn uses the fabric to make baby sleeper gowns for Lutheran World Relief.  Here is her email.  carolynreed515@yahoo.com…and her address.

Carolyn Reed
4949 Indian Lakes Rd
Cedar Springs, MI  49319

36-ATTENTION CANADIANS
Carol Andrews  quiltschmilt@gmail.com
If ever you get Canadians asking for donation sites, I’d love to volunteer to accept any donated tops or orphan blocks.   My Guild is small but we do try to do as much as we can, helping to make donation quilts for charities.  We do Quilts for Canadian Heroes, Victoria’s Quilts Canada, and as many local groups as we can.

37- Acrylic Yarn

Mary Trenkamp runs a charity knitting group at her retirement community in Dubuque, Iowa, and is accepting of all acrylic yarn donations. Baby yarn is ok because it can be held double, but worsted weight is her favorite. No wool please.

Mary Trenkamp
Eagle Pointe Place
2700 Matthew John Dr
Dubuque, IA 52002

If you are interested in being a volunteer quilt binder follow this link HERE.  If you would like to volunteer to longarm quilt follow this link  HERE.

Thanks so much to everyone who has worked to make this happen.

 

 

30 thoughts on “Quilting Donations!

  1. Susan King

    keep up the good work, we make QOV’s- but due to various health issues of members- have stopped.some of our members make for other charities: project Linus, and other ones. also some of us are making hats for the cancer center, and babies at local hospitals. ..

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  9. Alice Corti

    I would like to donate my mother’s material, quilting board, dress form, tools, neeedles & thread. Beautiful excellent quilting & sewing books –
    BERRINA SEWING MACHINE – Cheked Canada Company
    It just needs cleaning & oil – she was too sick this year- first year not serviced by her.
    Machine model 1090 – but ran like a charm.
    Folding excellent cabinet – opens wide – ivory Formica / oak trim & legs. Machine has carrying
    Box for portable. Owners Manual.
    Mom loved her machine & did much good by
    Voulunteer projects – thru library system, now closed.
    Anyone please, can u direct me to an organization willing to take all these loved, excellent condition items/?no truck here – can consider u-haul to u if not too far. Live No E Yonkers.

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  10. Cheri Kruse

    I bought a bunch of beautiful large scale prints at my local thrift store, not knowing that they had fusible already attached. They were bagged up in plastic bag, and could not be opened so I did not realize what I was getting. They are all good quality quilting cotton type fabric and would be great if anyone is making tote bags or bags for walkers, etc. Let me know if these can be used anywhere, I’ll be glad to pay shipping just to get them to someone who can use them.

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  13. Arline

    Hi Jo I sent you a box back in July which according to USPS was delivered to you on July 20 trying to confirm that it was received. The box contained Micky and
    Minnie fabric as well as a top of Mickey triangles, also pink camo fabric. Hope you receive this message and that the box arrived otherwise I will need to have it tracked. Thanks

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    1. Jo

      I got your box Arline. I’m way behind on mail posts. I think I have six boxes of stuff here to blog about. Life has gotten hectic here. I’ll tell more on the blog soon.

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  17. Cynthia

    I am new to your big and am enjoying it! I know you went to a lot of work compiling this list, but I think it would be helpful to know where these folks are located. They don’t ask provide that info.

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    1. Jo

      I can work on that. Some people will prefer not to list that due to privacy but I can open that up and see if some will.

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    1. Cassaundra Melgar-C'De Baca

      We accept any and all quilts, from the fabric to the finished product! Rather than just giving a quilt to someone, our program focuses on teaching Disabled Veterans, Military Spouses and the community to make quilts (and other items like tote bags and placemats, etc) – and then we either give them to a Veteran, a child who needs a lift, or we use them for raffles to keep the programs going. http://www.f7group.com We thank you for your support!

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      1. Debbie Chimahusky

        I have quilt materials to donate from two unfinished quilts. My husband is retired Navy so I’m happy to help the vets. Debbie C, Ohio.

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  19. Cassaundra Melgar-C'De Baca

    We accept any and all quilts, from the fabric to the finished product! Rather than just giving a quilt to someone, our program focuses on teaching Disabled Veterans, Military Spouses and the community to make quilts (and other items like tote bags and placemats, etc) – and then we either give them to a Veteran, a child who needs a lift, or we use them for raffles to keep the programs going. http://www.f7group.com We thank you for your support!

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