On October 12, 2013, ten ladies participated in LNCQ’s Sew Day at the Ranch. We prepared six quilts for binding, made 15 kits, sandwiched 28 quilts and cut blocks for Pay It Forward totaling seven hours. Our next Sew Day will probably be sometime in March 2014. Look for the announcement the beginning of next year.
The Community Service Committee coordinates the making and distributing of quilts for those local organizations and individuals in need. At least two times a year, LNCQ members get together to put together kits for members to assemble, and prepare quilts for longarm quilters to quilt. Other members then bind and finish the quilts. Once completed the quilts are distributed where needed.
Fabric and sometimes batting is donated by fabric stores, members or families of prior members. Members are also encouraged to donate their completed quilting class projects that they don’t want and orphan (extra) blocks. These make a great start for the community service quilts.
Child Safe has over 350 children pass through their facility each year. The majority of these children are five to thirteen years of age. The therapists, with Child Safe, say that when a child receives a quilt, they immediately wrap themselves in it. Kinship/Foster Care place approximately a dozen children each month. That equals 144 children per year. LNCQ would love to have every one of these children receive a quilt. Honor Flight sends approximately 125 Veterans twice a year to Washington DC. LNCQ contributes as many quilts as possible to cover these veterans. Large quilts are donated to Crossroads Safehouse for abused women.