Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild

of Western North Carolina

Outreach

Kid Quilts

Kid Quilts is a community outreach program for which our members make quilts for Kid’s Place (Head Start) in Macon County.  Last year we donated over 350 quilts!  Head Start receives matching government funding to equal the value of the quilts donated by the guild.  Quilt kits are available at guild meetings or guild members are welcome to make up their own donations.  Generally the quilts we make are from 24 x 36 up to 42 x 42.  However, larger quilts are accepted and given to Kid’s Place for older children, or to Angel Medical Center’s Hospice when it is in need of one for a child.  Here are a few suggestions:  BabyQuiltExamples1  BabyQuiltExamples2

Click the following link for Back to Front Binding Instructions: Back to Front Binding Method

Comfort Quilts

The colors for the Comfort Block STARS are to be pastels, jewel tones or batik.  BACKGROUND should be NEUTRAL to facilitate blending.  Click the following link to download the pattern for the Guild Comfort Block: Comfort block22

Kids Drawstring Bags

These bags are used as kid projects to complete at community events.  Download directions here: Drawstring Bags

Opportunity Quilt

The proceeds from our annual Opportunity Quilts are used to support charities in Macon and Jackson counties.  See current year quilt at  2022 Opportunity Quilt

Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor Foundation Mission: To cover all service members and veterans touched by war with wartime quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOV’s). The foundation is not about politics, it is about people. Donations can be made to: Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild – QOV. P.O.Box 1381, Franklin N.C. 28744. Visit the official website at www.qovf.org.