Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sweet Things Quilt Theme

We've had a mouth-watering time stitching these delicious sweets for this quilt theme.  A lot of members signed up for this theme, as most of them have charts depicting sweets.  Whoever finishes this quilt will be hungry while they are quilting, looking at all the yummy treats.  

 


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"JUST BOYS" THEME FOR A QUILT


Our members had some fun stitching squares for boys to be made into a quilt or two.   Boy-themed squares are sometimes hard to find, but our members outdid themselves stitching these for the quilts.

These squares will make some little boys very happy when they receive their quilts.

Our group donates to the Ronald McDonald House and to the Favor House, a domestic violence shelter.  

 





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:  http://www.hardanger.nl/Default.asp/id,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.