This year (2018-2019) we will make fun quilts for the children who arrive at the Staben Center (a facility in Waukegan for homeless women and their children.) The Staben Center has requested quilts that can be given to any child, regardless of age or gender, so that they always have an appropriate quilt to give to the next arrival.

Since the quilts will be smaller than service quilts we’ve made in recent years, they can be completed by an individual or in collaboration with a friend or small group. Any pattern can be used – perhaps consider the piecing options presented at recent guild meetings and workshops. 

We have received a generous contribution of colorful fabrics that will be available at the meeting for the express purpose of using in a service quilt. Please stop by the table to see if there is something you would like to get you started. Otherwise, you are welcome to use just your own fabrics. 

Here are some general guidelines:

  •     Youth appropriate
  •     Minimum size of 36” x 40”
  •     Maximum size of 60” x 85”

We look forward to everyone’s participation in the guild’s commitment to providing service to the community. We plan to present the quilts to the Staben House in April.