GIVING QUILTS - Our group's major charitable effort is to provide small quilts for Jefferson County Hospice, Child Protective Services and patients entering chemotherapy at Jefferson Healthcare. Most members make one or two of these a year, and some members make many more. Hospice quilts should be approximately 42" x 54" (lap quilt) or may be slightly smaller for patients confined to wheelchairs. CPS quilts may be any size up to approximately 65" x 80" (generous lap quilt for teenagers), while others should be smaller, if intended for toddlers or young children. Small children's quilts with learning themes (alphabets, numbers) are really appreciated. Oncology quilts should be a similar size to hospice quilts, and if possible, should have a flannel or soft corduroy backing. Oncology quilts must be washed prior to submission to minimize allergens. All quilts should be made from good quality quilter's cotton, and may be tied or quilted. We try to make these quilts as cheerful and bright as possible. Below are some examples of recent contributions.
QUILTS OF VALOR - Several members of our guild have taken time to make Quilts of Valor to be awarded to service men and women and veterans. These quilts are our way of saying "Thank You" to our veterans, who give so much to keep us and our country safe. For more information on Quilts of Valor, please visit the Quilts of Valor Foundation webpage at www.qovf.org. If you are interested in joining Jefferson County Quilts of Valor, please contact group leader Kathey Bates at 360-316-9798. We meet twice a month on the second and the fourth Friday of the month at Creative Union Quilt Shop, 112 Kala Square, Port Townsend, WA 98368. You do not need to be a member of Cabin Fever Quilters to participate. Basic requirements for Quilts of Valor are here: http://www.qovf.org/content/basic-qov-requirements.html. While the minimum size for a Quilt of Valor is 55" x 65", QOVF recommends they be a bit bigger at 60" x 80". Do not make smaller than 55" x 65" or larger than 72" x 90". While QOVs do not have to be red, white and blue, these are the most popular. Fabrics may be "patriotic" or not, but should be suitable for adults. Below are some recent contributions.
Here are some photos from our Veterans' Day ceremony. Lots of smiles! (Click on the link to see Deja Webster's slideshow. Thanks to Deja for her beautiful photos, and allowing us to share them. http://www.dejasphotos.com/p474163868/slideshow