Service Projects–FSQ In The Community

Who Are We?

 

What We Do!

We all know that quilters are a generous group! FSQ is proud of its active service outreach – to area women, children, and members of the military.

Annually we create and donate quilts, pillowcases, and small blankets and hats for premature infants (preemies). Over the past membership year, June 2016- May 2017, we have donated about 500 quilts for both children and adults, about 400 preemie quilts, about 100 knitted preemie hats, and about 225 pillowcases.

 

Where do they go?

  • Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Healthy Families Montgomery is a program for first time parents in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Mary’s Center reaches more than 40,000 men, women and children in Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Ryan’s Case for Smiles through the Baltimore Chapter of this international organization supporting sick children
  • Holy Cross Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Warm Up America! features knitted and crocheted items for use in our community in the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor

 How Can You Help?

  • Attend a workshop, held twice a month from 9:30 am until noon at Fairhaven United Methodist Church. No experience required! Volunteer.  SSL Hours too. Come as you are, come as you can. Free. Tie knots in quilts–the old fashioned way to quilt!
  • Pick up a kit to make a quilt top, a preemie quilt or a pillowcase at the monthly guild meeting and complete it at home!
  • Donate fabric (100% cotton) or crochet cotton for tying quilt “sandwiches”.
  • Make a quilt or pillowcase to donate. Directions are below.
    • Preemie quilts
    • Children’s quilts
    • Adult quilts for Fisher House
    • Pillowcases – when complete, please wash, iron & seal in a zip top bag

Guidelines for Creating Any Quilt for Donation

How To Tie A Knot That Stays In Place!

A Tiny Quilt for Tiny Babies–Directions for Creating A Quilt for A Premature Baby

How To Make A Pillowcase–The Burrito Method, Yum!