Sizes: any size with a minimum of 42” x 42” - All Colors Quilts
45” x 60” Children’s Quilts
All patterns and colors of quilts are appreciated by hospice patients. There also is a need for children’s quilts for their BLUGS (Blankets with Hugs) Program. These go to children of all ages who have lost siblings, parents, grandparents, close friends and others. All quilts are delivered throughout the year to patients and children in the West Valley.
Sizes: 45” x 60” or 60”x70”
Made of fabric that children and teens (mostly girls) would like.
Southwest FAC is a multidisciplinary facility developed and funded by the police department of three municipalities: Avondale, Buckeye and Goodyear. It's purpose is to provide quality investigations of abuse in the most sensitive, appropriate manner to crime victims. Children visiting the center are from talking age to 17 years of age. However, the majority of the children are in their teens. Each child leaves the facility with a quilt.
Colorful, girly quilts that are twin size (63” x 92”)
Natalie's House is a group home for 6 foster girls who are difficult to place in individual foster homes. The quilts are used as bedspreads in this home and are theirs to take with them when they leave. These girls are ages 6 to 17.
Size 45 x 60 - Bright Colors
It is a Hospice for children, located in Central Phoenix. It is the only Hospice for children from birth to age 16 in the Valley. It is totally funded by donations as insurances don't cover hospice care for children.
These pillows are given to those that have recently had breast surgery. They are placed under the affected arm to provide support and cushioning to ease surgical discomfort.
New Life Center is Arizona’s largest domestic violence and sexual assault refuge, serving more than 1000 children and adults each year. They provide temporary housing for victims. When they arrive they have very little with them. We are now providing twin bed sized quilts for the women and children. They will take these quilts with them when they leave for permanent housing. Finished quilts should be approximately 63” x 92”.
We provide dog beds to the PebbleCreek Pet Companions Club who use them in our own community as well as provide them to various local shelters. The Community Service committee makes the dog bed covers that you may take home. You then can add fabric scraps to stuff it.
We present quilts as a house warming gift to women who are just released from the Perryville Prison and are new to Magdalene House. It houses up to 6 women for up to two years. The house is safe, long-term recovery housing that allows post-incarcerated women to heal, gain employment, and save for the future. It is an arm of the Bridges Reentry organization. The quilts should be about 63” x 92” to be used as a bed spread for their Twin XL beds.
Each quilt takes one person or several people to complete.
Sometimes it takes a village!
If you make the entire quilt:
If a quilt top is donated, the person who made the top should:
If you worked on parts of the quilt:
Making the quilt top
Use any quilt pattern you desire. The following is a guideline for approximate size to make:
HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY: Adults and Children quilts--all sizes larger than 42” x 42”
SOUTHWEST FAMILY ADVOCACY: Children’s quilt-45” x 60” Adult and teen (mostly girls) quilts – 60” x 70”
NATALIE’S HOUSE: Bedspreads for girls ages 6 to 16: 70” x 90”
MAGDALENE HOUSE: Bed comforters for women: 63” x 92”
NEW LIFE CENTER: Bed comforters for women (& a few for children): 63” x 92”
Start a “Quilt Creation Information” form found in cabinet 104 S. Fill in the top size and your name. Put the finished top in the “Tops Only” bin, Cabinet 104 X.
Making Backing and Binding
Create the backing by adding 6” to the original size on the left and the right sides.
For binding, cut 2 ½” wide strips and sew together to make the length needed for your quilt.
Add your name to the Quilt Creation Information form on the Backing and/or Binding +7” lines.
Bundle the quilt top, backing, and binding together and put in the “Needs Batting” area of Cabinet 104 X.
Longarming a Charity Quilt
Choose a quilt bundle from the “Needs Quilting” area of Cabinet 104X or 104Z. Quilt it on the longarm. Trim the backing and batting from the edges while squaring up the quilt. If you do not want to keep the trimmed backing edges, put them into the fabric intake bin in Cabinet 104 S. Put your name on the Longarm/Quilting line on the Quilt Creation Information form. Pin the binding and the form to the quilt.
Bind it yourself or put it into the “Needs Binding” bin in Cabinet 104 Z.
Binding a Charity Quilt
Find a quilt and its binding in the “Needs Binding” bin in Cabinet 104 Z. Machine or hand bind the quilt, your choice.
Attach the cloth PCQ label to a corner of the back of the quilt. They may be attached by hand or machine (ok to sew through all layers of the quilt.) The labels are located in Cabinet 104 S.
Complete the Quilt Creation Information form by signing the “Binding (Sew)” line. Pin it to the finished quilt.
Put the finished quilt on a shelf labeled “Finished Quilts” in Cabinet 104 S.