Genesee Star Quilters
A guild for friendship, learning & charity

Charity & Volunteering

Since March, GSQ members made and donated over 2000 face masks which have been distributed to area hospitals, care facilities and senior centers in Genesee County


Donation Sewing Days

 

Donation quilts are constructed, as a group project, once a year after a guild meeting.  We call it a "Quilt-a-thon" and we sew quilt tops, layer and baste quilts, turn them inside-out so no binding is required, and quilt or tie the quilts.   In addition, donation quilts may be made at home and brought to guild meetings.  The donation quilt coordinator delivers all donated items to Carriage Town, Flint Crisis Pregnancy Center, Humane Society of Genesee County, Hurley Medical Center and/or The Shelter of Flint. 




Donations

Over 1000 items were created and donated in 2019. 

Full quilts - 5
Twin quilts - 24
Child quilts - 83
Baby quilts - 144
Pillowcases - 321
Bed pillows - 19
Bibs & burp cloths - 47
NICU coverlets - 13
Tote bags - 63
Knit, crochet and fleece hats & mittens - 325
Pet pads - 50


 

Donated quilts are made according to standard sizes: 

84x92"  Queen                    
78x87"  Full
57x72"  Twin                       
44x52"  Child
36x48"  Baby                       
Pet pads of all sizes are needed.




Volunteers Needed

Volunteer positions and/or duties that are available:
  • Lecturer or teacher: Each year the guild schedules two programs that our members present.  One is a trunk show and the other is a mini-workshop.  We need volunteers to provide these programs.  If you are willing to present one of these programs or know of another member who would, contact Lin McCarron.  If you have an idea and are interested in scheduling a class, Lin will work with you on the details.




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