Charity Quilts

Simply Squares Quilt pattern

Last year, an anonymous donor left about 500 6 ½” squares in the giving closet.  I pulled out an old pattern a former guild member had given me – and I’d like to share it with you now.  The pattern is called “Simply Squares” and goes together in rows with a rectangle strategically placed in each row (the bottom portion has two rectangles per row). There are two separate portions (rows 1-11 and rows 12-14).  The pattern uses 123 random 6 ½” squares and 17 6 ½” x 9 ½“ rectangles. 

The evening charity group gladly accepts donations of blocks and tops.  We meet monthly to tie quilts.  Over the last year, we have shipped quilts to a Texas respite center when immigrant children were being separated from parents last summer, and to victims of the Paradise fire in California.  Closer to home, ten quilts were brought over to Lunch Break in Red Bank when the thermometer dropped to 3 degrees.

The evening charity group meets once a month on the third Wednesday at the Annex  7 PM to 9 PM. Newcomers are welcome! Since we are happy to accept donations of quilt tops, we usually spend our time tying the tops and binding them. We can teach you the tying knot in less than five minutes. Quilts from the guild giving closet are available to any RRQ member for donation to a worthy cause.

For additional information concerning Community Service Quilt Workshops, please contact Maryann Devine at tadevine1@verizon.net.