We have workshops and community service work days throughout the year to design and construct quilts for donation to families and organizations in Aransas County.  The Community Service Projects include Quilts 4 Kids, Quilts for Heroes, Fire Quilts, Habitat for Humanity,  Quilts & Pillows for Nursing Homes along with monetary donations given to local service organizations.  We raise money through our biennial quilt show and our donation quilt.  The following are some of the places we service through our Coastal Bend Philanthropy program:

  • South Texas Children’s Home
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Portland Pregnancy Center
  • Gabriel Project (Catholic Church in Rockport)
  • Child Protective Services
  • Hope House
  • Odyssey
  • Women’s Shelters
  • Hospice Quilts and Prayer Quilts

2016 Dispersement Totals

2016 Quilt Show Beneficiaries

2017 History Center Exhibit

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QUILT GUIDELINES        100% cotton materials preferred for both fabric and batting.   These are suggested finished sizes for quilts and are approximates. Use your best artistic judgment. Many of the quilts made with 42” width are for thrifty use of width of fabric for the backing.

Nursing Home Quilts:

  • Fabrics and designs your grandmother or grandfather would like.  These quilts generally are used on the lap of adults in wheelchairs rather than on beds.  Fidget quilts are smaller and contain items that would stimulate the mind and hands.
  • Lap Quilts…………………..36″ x  36″
  • Fidget Quilts……………….18″ x  18″  to  24″ x  24″
    • items to attach can include zippers, bells, ribbons, rick rack, keys, beads, pom poms, shirt parts with buttons & button holes, odd trims, textured fabrics, dress frog closures,  buttons, pockets from shirts or jeans, crochet pieces

Quilts 4 Kids

  • “Kid friendly” patterns.  Fabrics in bright, bold colors/prints/pastels for either boys or girls.  Larger quilts for high school boys/girls in more sophisticated pattern and colors.
  • Baby………………………..42″ x  48″
  • Child………………………..42″  x  58″
  • High School………………..54″ x  68″

Heroes Quilts:

  • Patriotic colors and patterns preferred
  • Minimum size……………..36″ x  36″ or WOF for VA up to 42″ x  42″
  • Average size………………60″ x  80″
  • No larger than…………….72″ x  90″

Prayer Quilts:

  • Quilts of a small nature, finished and quilted.  Will have ties added with prayers added at the time of need.
  • Average size…………………36″ x  36″

Note:  These quilts represent Piecemakers By The Bay Quilt Guild.  It represents our Love, our Charity, and our Workmanship.  Thrifty is good, but you should use the best materials you can afford and your best stitches.

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PATTERN FILES — click on the link for a downloadable PDF file

 

LINKS TO “FREE” PATTERN WEBSITES/BLOGS