Because we are a charitable organization, every member is asked to donate two quilts every year. Our members donate quilts to a variety of charities! Our guild donates to a variety of local organizations, so just about any size or kind of quilt can find a home. For example in 2017, the following charities received quilts from the 232 donated:
- Heros from the Heartland
- St. Vincent's Hospital -- Children's Palliative Care Unit
- Project Linus
- Wood County Hospital Cancer Center
- Children's Resource Center
Several members have asked about sizes and colors for donation quilts. These do not have to be heirloom quality, they can be tied, or pillowcase style (without binding), or fleece backed. You can choose to donate to a specific group, or it can go to the group most in need. We donate to these organizations:
Following are the suggested quilt sizes for the various organization we support:
Coordinators: Alto Codding and Cassandra Keyser
This shelter serves victims of domestic abuse in Wood County. They are in need of bed-sized quilts, 60 x 72, or larger. Any color is OK.
Children's Resource Center
Coordinators: Barb Henning Baby -- 36" by 48" or larger
Wendy Jenkins Youth -- 48 by 60
Infants and Children's sizes -- 36 x 48, or larger. These are used as floor quilts, for the babies
to play on, so think sturdy, washable, and colorful.
Youth sizes -- 48 x 54, or larger. The center has a residential program for adolescents, both
boys and girls. These quilts are used as part of the reward for successfully completing the program.
They are used as lap or bed quilts. If making a "boy's" quilt, please do not include pink or
Heroes from the Heartland
Coordinator: Shari Wiseman
These are for American Veterans receiving treatment at the VA Hospital in Cincinnati.
Adult quilts --- 60 x 84 (long twin), male or female colorways. Baby quilts, 36 x 48 or larger.The donor can also make pillowcases to coordinate with the quilts, lap robes, and baby quilts.
St. Vincent's Hospital -- Children's Palliative Care Unit
Coordinator: Kathy Bartley
Preferred size: receiving blanket: 30" x 36". Most colors and sizes are useful.
Coordinator: Deborah Tell
These are given to children in need. Any size children's quilt is needed, generally 26 x 48 or larger. Children's colors.
Wood County Hospital Cancer Center
Coordinater: Karen Glassford
Lap quilts are used for patients receiving cancer therapy, for comfort and to keep warm during treatment. Usually adult-sized, so larger lap quilts, 48 x 60, or larger.
*** We receive donation fabric from several organizations. There are larger pieces available to use as backing. Check with Karen Glassford or Cindy Huffman if you would like to use this donated fabric. If you are donating more than two quilts, and need batting, the guild has some available.