Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dear Jane Quilt

WOCS has been working on a new theme called Dear Jane.  These designs are a compilation of many different geometrical shapes from a site which has offered this design as a freebie:,872/index.html

Sometimes our members or owners find a new design that will make a nice quilt and we think this will be a very unique quilt to donate to a senior in a care facility.  

Our members were asked to choose a design from the variety of shapes offered on the website (or designs if a member wanted to stitch more than one).  Some of our members have stitched up to five different motifs. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New Stitching Theme - Birds

There has been a lot of stitching going on this summer for this new theme - Birds.  And the variety of birds is amazing.  These will make some nice quilts for seniors.  

We hope some of our readers will be inspired to join us in our stitching for children and seniors.  It is always gratifying to give to others, especially those less fortunate.



Sunday, July 12, 2015

Whimsical Butterflies

Our group has had fun stitching these whimsical butterflies (a free pattern from BattyBat).  There were a lot of butterflies for our members to choose from and some members stitched several of them, as they were easy and fast to stitch.

We hope to make at least three quilts from this theme, to be given to seniors in a care facility or children.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sun, Moon, Celestial Stars Quilt Theme

Our newest quilt theme, "Sun, Moon, and Celestial Stars" has been a big hit.  Several of our members have stitched more than one square for these quilts.   

Our group tries to find a variety of themes to stitch in order to make it interesting for the members.  Every once in a while we do bring back a popular theme, such as Cupcakes, Teapots, Vegetables, etc.   Occasionally, members suggest themes and we do try our best to use these suggestions.  

These quilts, when they are completed, will be donated to either a man or woman at a senior care facility, where they will be so appreciated by whoever receives them.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Totes and Other Gifts for Seniors

Our group mainly stitches squares for quilts and makes beautiful quilts for seniors and children.  However, we also make other smaller gifts to give throughout the year.  These are a few of the pillows, totes, eyeglass cases, wheelchair bags, walker bags, greeting cards  and bookmarks that we sew with squares stitched by our members.  Most of these have already been donated to elder care facilities for the seniors.  Sometimes members can't meet a deadline so they have the option of stitching "odd pieces" to be made into other gifts.  And sometimes we have left-over squares from the quilt themes that we use for other gifts.  

Monday, April 13, 2015

"Music Makes My Heart Sing"

Isn't this the cutest little owl?   One of our members, Lisa T., stitched this for our current Music Theme.  We've had a huge variety of charts stitched.  It is amazing that members can choose these charts for our themes, and most of the time, there are no duplicates.  Every once in a while we do have duplicates, but since we usually get enough squares to make more than one quilt, that is not a problem.   Several of our members have even stitched more than one pattern for this theme.    

We always enjoy having  new members to stitch with us; you can join our group by clicking here.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring is in the Air

Most of the USA and Canada has had more than the usual amount of snow this season.  Our group has been stitching a "Spring is in the Air" quilt theme in the hope it will brighten our days, as well as the seniors who will be receiving the finished quilts.  There is so much variety in this theme, as each member who is stitching has many patterns to choose from, either from their own stash or from free internet sites.  Some of the members have already stitched more than one piece.