Community Service

East Cobb Quilters’ Guild has a long history of community service. Members give freely of their time and energy to create great quilts and other items for donation to area charities. Often gathering in small groups to sew, members also benefit from the friendships that develop and deepen while these projects are created.

If you want to learn more about the agencies we partner with, just click on their name below.

 COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE NEWS

QUILTS
2024 Goal: 325
To Date: 118

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Quilts

Our quilts will be shared with boys and girls of all ages, as well as adults, so please make quilts of all sizes and colors.  Bring your finished quilts to one of our day / evening meetings, and remember to put an ECQG  label on it – they are available at the Community Service table, or you can Click Here for a label you can print yourself. If you want 10 smaller labels, Click Here.

PILLOWCASES
2024 Goal: 400
To Date: 261

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Partner Agency

Ryan’s Case for Smiles

Pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles

A bright, fun pillowcase can brighten a sick child’s day.  If you have not made a pilllowcase before, or just need a refresher, download the pattern below. Our Georgia Chapter Coordinator, Barbara Means, has written an additional document with lots of great tips to ensure your success – you can Click Here to view and download it.   Barbara has confirmed that washing/bagging your finished pillowcase is optional, but if you choose to do those steps, please follow her guidelines.

PLACEMATS
2024 Goal: 400
To Date: 241

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Placemats for Meals on Wheels

Hundreds of older adults and disabled individuals are served by the Cobb County Meals on Wheels Program staffed by volunteer drivers.  Lunch is a lot more fun with a pretty placemat, especially at holiday time.  Placemats should measure about 12 inches by 16 inches, or larger.

FLANNEL BLANKETS
2024 Goal: 250
To Date: 74

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Flannel Blankets

Our local school system works with thousands of children each year experiencing homelessness. This year, we will be making flannel blankets for them – this is a fun and fast sew & flip project, and one that can fit in a kid’s backpack. Click Here for the pattern.

BEREAVEMENT DIAPERS
2024 Goal: 400 Pairs
To Date: 195 Pairs

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Partner Agency

Children’s Healthcare ATL  

 

Bereavement Diapers

Bereavement diaper sets are given to families that lose a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death – they receive a set of two, one for their baby, and one as a keepsake. Click Here for the pattern – feel free to make the small and/or large diapers – both are needed!

SCENT PADS
2024 Goal: 1000
To Date: 785

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Scent Pads

NICU preemies are comforted with the familiar scent of mom and dad thru the use of Scent Pads.  Click Here for the Northside pattern and instructions for bagging your finished pads in sets of 3.  You can follow the same pattern for Children’s, but they do not require a bag (and they do accept other sizes – a nice alternative is a 4” finished square).

To discuss community service with our guild, please email our Community Service Co-Chairs Chris and Jan.

Quick Quilt Patterns

Looking for some patterns to use for Community Service items? See the buttons below for a variety of patterns and instructions. 
Click on the image to view the pattern.

Other Community Service Patterns

Click on the image to view the pattern.

Looking for more inspiration? Click Here to check out a Pinterest board with lots of great ideas, and many free pattern links.

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