Let's try to get enough blocks together to make 4-5 Quilts of Valour in single bed size by the springtime. With everyone making a block or two, or making as many blocks as you like, we will have enough to put them all together at a Sit 'N Stitch Day in April. Community Quilts is supplying fabric and a choice of 4 block patterns- to be made in each of 4 sizes - 3" -6" -9" or 12" with members supplying the neutral color. The neutral color can be light or dark or whatever you like. The blocks need to be returned to guild by the March 2013 meeting. If you wish to have a pack of fabrics to use, contact the Community Quilt Committee.
The Blocks and Layouts are attached here for you to print.
See our current and completed community quilt projects.
Langley Quilters Guild members make and donate quilts to various groups in the community.
In 2012 - 2013, quilts have been distributed to the following organizations:
- Simpsons Care Facility, Ft. Langley
- Langley Lodge, Langley
- Evergreen Timbers, Langley
- Jackman Manor, Aldergrove
- Meals on Wheels placemats
- Menoah Manor, Langley
- Gateway of Hope (Salvation Army)
- Victim Services, Langley RCMP Office, Langley
- Ishtar House and Victim Services, Langley (transition house for abused women & children)
- Alzheimers Society, Langley/Surrey Office
- Langley Seniors Village, Langley
- Langley Boys and Girls Club, Langley
- Post Polio Syndrome Society of BC, Langley,
- Pos-abilities Langley Society, Langley
- Kourageous Kids (Children's Hospital)
- Quilts of Valour - Canada for injured Canadian Military personnel.
Thank you to all our members who have participated!
Whether a beginner or experienced quilter, what a great way to
practice your skills and give back to your community at the same time.
Community Quilts Group volunteers will put a package together for you to piece at home, or you may have a quilt already finished that you wish to donate. Contact the Community Quilts group to ask what they need. You can also help by donating 100% cotton fabric or flannel, unused quilt blocks or batting.
|SIZES FOR COMMUNITY QUILTS|
|Wheelchair||36" x 36" up to 40" x 40" c/w 8-10" ties on two sides|
|Lap Quilt||45" x 55" up to 60" x 70"|
|Children's Quilt||36" x 45" up to 40" x 50"|
We’d like to invite all guild members to join the Community Quilts team
in making a quilt. We have made up 62 kits containing:
- 1 piece of backing fabric – 45 x 45
- 1 fat quarter
- 1 piece of batting 45 x 45
- 1 label
The quilts are to be a maximum of 40 x 40, and can be a baby quilt, child's quilt, lap quilt, or a wheelchair quilt. Kits will be available at Sit 'n Stitch and June guild meetings, and are due back by the October meeting.
There will be a participation draw with a $50.00 gift card given to the winner. Hope you'll join in the fun.
Rita, Lana, Darlene, Dale, & Nuala
Completed quilts for the 2013 Calendar are due in APRIL and will be presented to Childrens Hospital in June/July.
Completed quilts for the 2012 Calendar are due in March and will be on display at our Quilt Show in May.
The quilts will be presented to Childrens Hospital in June/July.
See the 2011 Kourageous Kids quilts.
On Dec. 1, Rita, on behalf of our guild, handed over to Wendy at the Meals-on-Wheels Langley office the 209 placemats made by our Guild this year. See samples below.
Four years ago a group of Quilters across Canada suggested that Canadian Quilters provide quilts for injured
Canadian Military personnel returning from the mission in Afghanistan. In western Canada the quilts go to
rehabilitation centers in Vancouver, Victoria, and Edmonton for distribution. Each year we donate several single
bed size quilts to this cause as a Guild endeavor, or from small satellite groups.
Our members created quilts and wall hangings based on pictures from
the Kourageous Kids Calendar. The calendar is made of pictures painted by children
at Children's Hospital.
See all Kourageous Kids - 2011 results.
There were 75 placemats completed for this project.
The baby quilt program was a great success, with a total of 58
quilts being handed in (28 from the day group, 30 from the evening
group). The Well Babies program for babies at risk will appreciate your
efforts, as will the families that receive these creations. The quilts
are for Langley Hospital and Best Babies of the Langleys, who provide
advice and help to women at risk during pregnancy and 6 months post
partum. For more information........
Children at the Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic at Children's Hospital painted pictures that were published in the Kourageous Kids Calendar. Our Guild Members created quilts and wall hangings based on these pictures and gave them to the children and their families. See more ...
Our current project is making quilts for the Salvation Army's Gateway of Hope development, a partnership with the Province, city and township, in Langley. The development will provide a total of 55 beds for the homeless, and other support services to help individuals regain their independence in the community. We are hopeful our quilts will contribute to this effort; our initial goal for this project is 25 bed-size quilts, completed for the opening day.
12 lap-sized quilts have been donated to Meals on Wheels and a family from Harrison Landing received a quilt after having a fire.
In 2007, LQG made quilts, reminiscent of 1910 era, for a Parklane Homes project in Bedford Landing, Fort Langley.
Make a wheelchair or lap size quilt using the 2 fabrics provided on the front of the quilt.
See more quilts here.
Make a wheelchair quilt, lap size quilt or full size quilt for one of the organizations we sponsor.