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Quilting connects the past with the present and the future.

Bend, Oregon
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Community Quilts

 

Mt Bachelor Quilt Guild’s main service project is the Community Quilts program which also helps with our non-profit status.  We serve the six agencies listed below plus an occasional request for a “raffle” quilt.  We make and donate about 300 quilts every year.  Each member is asked to make at least one community quilt per year.  It might be easier to remember that you need to submit a quilt in your birthday month!  Of course, we love it when you make many more.  We also accept donations of cotton quilting fabric and quilt tops.  Think of us when cleaning out your stash!! 

Our monthly Community Quilts day is held the Wednesday after the regular meeting.  We meet at Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd from 11:00 until 3:00.  Please join us for a fun day.  Bring you machine, basic sewing supplies and lunch -- learn some new techniques and meet new people. Also, anyone can drop by to pick up supplies or get help with pinning a quilt for quilting.

We have quilt kits and quilts to finish available on Wednesdays and during the guild meetings if you do not want to make your own.  Bring your completed quilts to our guild meetings so we can show them off at the meeting.  Each quilt needs a label and we have them available at the meetings and on Wednesdays.

Agencies are listed below along with some information and the general sizes of quilts needed.  Please make any size quilt you are comfortable sewing.  Quilts will always be donated to one of our agencies.

  • ·Bend High School Teen Parent Program:  baby quilts 40”x44” or slightly larger.  They need about 20 quilts each year which we donate at Christmas.
  • ·Cascade Youth Services:  Serves troubled older teens-- female and male.  Some have been incarcerated and are currently acquiring a GED and may have a part-time job.  They need quilts approximately 60”x72+” for females and 60” x 78”+ for males.  Colors and themes should be appropriate for older teens.
  • ·Partners in Care--Bend-LaPine:  Serves hospice patients and prefers larger quilts approximately 60”x72” or lap quilts approximately 54”x60”. 
  • ·Kid’s Center: Serves hundreds of children from toddlers to teens; they need quilts of any size in child/teen appropriate fabrics.
  • ·Ronald McDonald House: Serves children of all ages through teens.  Mostly, they serve younger children and need baby/toddler quilts with a few larger quilts for teens.  Quilts should be child/teen appropriate.
  • ·Saving Grace: Serves abused women.  They use our quilts on the beds and prefer larger quilts at least 60” x 72”.  (Children served by this agency currently receive quilts through Kids’ Center.)

The Nativity Lutheran Church asks us to contribute to their food bank by bringing one of the items below each time we come to sew.  The store with the best buy is listed following the item.  If you don’t have time to purchase something from the list, a cash donation is always welcome!  We also accept donations at the guild meetings.

 

Pancake Syrup (Dollar Tree $1 size)

Plain vegetable oil (Fred Meyer)

Canned tuna (Fred Meyer Brand)

Canned peaches or pears (Grocery Outlet, Costco)

Whole kernel canned corn (Watch for special buys, Costco)

Macaroni & cheese (Grocery Outlet, Costco)

Top Ramen (Costco 24 Count)

Boxed cereal (Grocery Outlet, Fred Meyer)

Spaghetti Sauce (Watch for special buys)

Liquid detergent in small bottles (Dollar Tree $1 size)

Laundry Detergent (Dollar Tree $1 size)

Toilet Paper (Fred Meyer 24 pack $4.98)

 

Directions to the Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road

The Nativity Lutheran Church is at the corner of Brosterhous and Knott Roads.  You can come across 27th St which turns into Knott Rd and go south until you reach Brosterhous Rd.  You can take Reed Market Rd to 15th, turn south on 15th and follow to Knott Rd, then turn right one long block to Brosterhous.  You can also take 3rd Street south to Murphy Rd, turn left on Murphy continuing until it dead ends.  Turn right on Brosterhous and follow until you reach the church driveway just before Knott Rd.