Very Snuggly Quilts Diary Dates 2018
Quilt making days, the hum of sewing machines, laughter, catching up with old friends and making new friends. Everyone is welcome either for a few minutes or the entire day and there are a range of tasks that you may assist with or you are welcome to visit and see what we are doing.
October 11th Sorrento Community Centre 9.30am to 3.00pm
Morce Ave, Sorrento. (Melway Ref 157 A7).
October 13th Spring Gathering, Deniliquin 9.30am to 4.00pm
Cressey Street, Deniliquin. Collection of completed quilts only
October 18th Millrose Quilting & Gallery 9.30am to 3.00pm
92 Inglis Street, Ballan. Please contact Millrose on 5368 2995 to confirm your attendance.
October 25th Mornington Library 9.30am to 2.30pm
Vancouver Street, Mornington.
November 2nd Selandra Rise Retirement Village 10.00am to 3.00pm
95 Harmony Chase, Clyde North
November 8th Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop,Emerald 9.30am to 3.30pm
133 Emerald Monbulk Road, Emerald. Please phone Karen on 5968 3360 to confirm your attendance.
November 10th Hastings Community Centre 9.30am to 4.00pm
(near the Secondary College) High Street, Hastings. (Melway ref 154 F11).
November 16th Rosebud Library 9.30am to 2.30pm
McDowell Street, Rosebud.
November 23rd Hastings Library 9.30am to 2.30pm
High Street, Hastings. (Melway ref; 154 J11).
FOR THE QUILT MAKING DAYS PLEASE BRING:
Sewing machine in good working order (with quarter inch foot), extension lead and power board; or needles for hand sewing and a cushion for your chair. Please ensure that all electrical items have a current electrical test / tag attached.
Bobbins / reels of thread that only have a small amount of thread left. Making scrappy quilts if the ideal place to use this thread.
Sewing requirements (scissors, etc etc); Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter;
Mug, lunch and a plate of something to share for morning and afternoon tea.
Suggested sizes for Very Snuggly Quilts.
Baby /Toddler: Brights or Pastel fabrics.
Smallest size (newborn): 24 inches by 24inches (70cm by 70cm).
To six months: 30 inches by 30 inches (75cm by 75cm)
To one year: 36 inches by 36 inches (90cm by 90cm)
One to Two years: 40 inches by 40 inches (100cm by100cm).
Child 3 to 5 years: “I Spy”, animals and / or brights. – 40 inches by 48 inches (100cm to 125cm) wide;
Child 6 to 10 years: Animals, bold colourful bright fabrics – 40 inches by 48 inches (100cm to 125cm) wide;
Older child / Teenager: Bold colourful fabrics or plaids. – 50 inches to 60 inches (130cm to 155cm) wide;
Quilts may contain some textured fabric, small amounts of chenille, denim, flannelette, corduroy etc.
Quilts may be backed with flannel fabric and keep quilting to a minimum so that the quilt is soft and snuggly.
All quilts should have a pieced top, MUST contain wadding and should not use polar fleece as a backing in lieu of wadding. The fabric used as backing may be pieced, but remember that this should be appropriate to the pieced top (e.g. big pink flower fabric should not be used as backing on a quilt for a teenage boy).
- No Buttons or embellishments
- No Labels. It is hospital policy that all quilts are given anonymously.
- No Polar Fleece or Minky – some children are allergic to the chemicals these fabrics are made from.
Is the quilt you are donating to this program suitable? If you would be happy for a child in your family to receive this quilt as a gift, then yes it is suitable.
All gift quilts, to any organisation, should be of a standard that we would be happy to receive as a gift.
For further information, please contact:
Marie Lee, 14 Parkedge Circuit, Rosebud. P O Box 2203 Rosebud Plaza 3939
Home: 03 5982 2365; Mobile: 0403 790 390 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org