The Service Project for 2018 is the IRON QUILTER challenge!

This is a take-off of the “Iron Chef” show on the Food Network where chefs have a limited time to make tasty dishes using a ‘mystery’ ingredient.  If you would like to participate in this challenge, you will receive a ‘mystery’ bag of fabric and use that as the starting point to make a quilt.

At the January 2018 guild meeting ‘mystery’ bags of assorted fabric will be available to those willing to accept the challenge of creating "a silk purse out of a sow's ear"… metaphorically speaking.  Create a quilt as an individual, sew with a partner, or sew with a group of friends.

As we have in years past, the finished quilts will be donated to the Staben House (serving women & children) and the Eddie Washington Center (men), facilities in Waukegan Township that provide transitional housing and community services to homeless people.

Please make quilts to cover twin-sized beds.  A twin mattress measures 39” wide by 75” long.  A quilt that finishes at 63” X 87” allows for a 12” drop on both sides and on the bottom. The Staben House will also accept lap sized quilts for younger residents.

We will also be accepting twin-sized quilts that you have made on your own and perhaps are looking to donate to a worthwhile organization who needs bed covers.

Completed quilts (quilted, bound, labeled) are due at the guild meeting on April 17, 2018.