Community Service Projects
Members of the West Houston Quilter's Guild are very generous in sharing their time and talents with numerous organizations in our community through a variety of projects.
The Comfort Quilters Bee is responsible for coordinating the creation of and distribution of all of the quilts and other items that the Guild donates each year to local charities. The Bee meets at the Steve Radack Community Center located at 18650 Clay Rd. every Thursday. We meet from 10:00 - 3:30. (Bring your sewing machine and the usual sewing supplies and the rest will be provided.)
If you are unable to attend the Bee meetings, you are encouraged to pick up a kit at the Community Service table at the Guild meetings. The Comfort Quilters chairmen are there to answer questions and help you with your selection. We also are happy to accept quilts you have created from your own supplies.
Everyone is welcome to come and help us make quilts for Project Linus and the elderly.
Bring your sewing machine and the usual sewing supplies and the rest is provided.
To donate fabric or supplies, drop an e-mail to: Nita Beard
Each year we contribute to Project Linus and choose at least one health care facility and deliver a lap quilt to each resident.
Because of the generosity of our members, Community Service has been able to donate and/or distribute the following quilts; as of July 2022:
100 lap quilts for adults donated to West Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation
Twin size quilts were donated to the following:
Day 1 Bags--10 quilts to CPS teenagers who graduated high school and out of CPS
Ruidoso Flood--10 quilts were delivered to C.Lasseter in Sequin, Texas. She personally took the quilts to a group in Ruidoso
Uvalde Project Linus--10 quilts were sent to Cheryl Cantilli, Project Linus Director for Wilson County
Linus program at Texas Children's Hospital:
- 78 lap quilts
- 33 preemie quilts
- 39 preemie caps (knitted/crocheted)
- 41 Beanie Babies
Comfort Quilts Construction Information - Placement of Label
Nursing home: Place the quilt face down. Observe the correct orientation if the quilt has a directional pattern. Place the label in the lower left corner. If you are using your personal label, please include West Houston Quilter's Guild somewhere on your label. Otherwise, there are at least two labels on the quilt.
Project Linus: Place the quilt face down. Observe the correct orientation if the quilt has a directional pattern. Place the label in the lower left corner. Please leave the lower right corner for the Project Linus label. If you are using your personal label, please include West Houston Quilter's Guild somewhere on your label. Otherwise, there are sometimes three labels on the quilt.
Comfort Quilt Sizes
Our Comfort Quilts are usually sized for personal use rather than the traditional bed covering size such as twin or full.
Recommended for Nursing Homes: approximately 39" x 55" finished. This size works well with individuals in a wheel chair. If you are using 6" squares: 7 squares across X 10 squares down will do the trick.
Project Linus Quilts vary with the age group you may be aiming for. Smaller quilts for toddlers and larger for school age depending on the design or novelty print used.