Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge 2023

Quilts for Children in Foster Care

Challenge Guidelines

The Comfort Quilt committee will assemble bags of fabric for this challenge. Bags will have various colors and amounts given. No two bags will be alike, and we will keep a list of participants. All those accepting a bag will be expected to produce at least a quilt top or return the fabric in September. If you can complete the quilt that would be greatly appreciated.

From the fabric members are asked to assemble a Comfort Quilt, suitable for donating to a child between the ages of birth to 18 years. Use of members own stash fabric may be necessary to finish the quilt for this challenge. In addition to making a quilt, please also provide a matching standard size pillowcase. This can be constructed from the quilt fabrics, or a purchased pillowcase can be used and embellished with scraps used in the quilt.

Sizes of this challenge must be a minimum of crib size (approximately 40″ x 52″) and no larger than twin size (approximately 68” x 93”).

Bag pick up will be at the May 18, 2023 General Membership meeting at the church. If you cannot make the meeting, a limited number of bags will be available at Island Creations by Louise, 74 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI. The shop is open daily from 11-4 Tuesday through Saturday.

Finished quilts will be judged at the September 2023 meeting with 1st, 2nd and 3rd places given. Voting will be based on the membership present picking viewer’s choice.

When the challenge is over, the quilts will be given to the Comfort Quilts Committee, to be donated to DCYF for distribution to children in foster care.

Questions can be directed to Joan Potter, 401-241-0029 or [email protected].