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This year's charity is Fidget Quilts.  Members should find a center that has a Memory Unit that will accept them and keep track of the number untill February 2023.


President Cathy Smalley selected Jo Cabrera’s Survivor Service Project; Urostomy Bag Covers, as this year's charity project.  Instructions will be given Thursday evening at retreat. Completed covers due at the Oct. 27 meeting.  Monetary prizes for the three individuals who donate the most and to the group that donates the most.

Click HERE for page one of instructions

Click HERE for page two of instructions


Post Script- 30 quilts were donated.  In a ceremony on Nov. 10, 2019, all 30 quilts were given to Veterans at Briarwood Village in Coldwater, OH. 

Kay Borchers was the individual who donated the most- 4 quilts.  Sew Blessed Quilters was the group that donated the most, 11 quilts.


This year's charity project, Selected by President Kathy Vermillion, is Quilts Of Valor. 

All Quilts are due at the October meeting.  Present your favorite quilt for the challenge, to be judged by

Nancy McMurtrey, District Coordinator for Quilts of Valor Ohio Northern District

Nancy will take all quilts at the end of the meeting for distribution.

Please click on the link below for more information and

thank you in advance for your contribution to our Veterans!


Post script- 732 pillow cases were donated! Top three individual doners were Elaine Fisher donated 70, Kay Borchers donated 56 and Katie Wilson and Kris DeVita tied for third with 20 each.

Cozy Cabin was the group that donated the most, 167 donated! 

Many thanks to all who contributed!

The charity project for this year, selected by President Kathy Vermillion, will be pillowcases for the pediatric units at Lima Memorial and St. Rita's Hospitals. 

The children can use it while they are in the hospital and then take it home with them.  The pillowcases should be colorful and have a kid's theme.  It would be great to have lots of participation so we can light up many kids' faces when they see their pillowcase. 

Pillowcase Directions

Material: 3/4 yd fabric for body of pillowcase

                 1/4 yd fabric for the cuff

                2-1/2" strip for accent (if desired)

1. Trim the salvage off all fabric and cut to 42" wide.

2. Lay the 9" cuff, right side up on your work surface.

3. Place the fabric for the body of the pillowcase right side up on top of the cuff fabric, matching the top raw edges.

4. Press the accent strip in half lenghtwise, wrong sides together, and place it on top of the body fabric, matching top raw edges.

5. Pin these pieces together.

6. Roll the body of the pillowcase to the top of fabric stopping just shy of the pins.

7. Bring the bottom of the cuff edge to meet the top pieces that are pinned together. the body will be encased in the "sleeve"

8. Pin all edges together and sew a 1/2" seam along the edge.  Turn the tube right side out. Press accent strip towards the body of the pillowcase and topstitch.

9. Fold the pillowcase in half, right sides together, and sew the side and bottom with a 1/2" seam.  Serge or zigzag raw edges so they will not ravel.  Turn pillowcase right side out and press.

10. Wash and dry the pillowcase. Fold it to fit in a gallon size Ziplock bag. 


2017 Baby Quilt Challenge – All who made one or more baby quilts were invited to the stage. There were 57 quilts donated to St. Rita’s NICU, the top three donators were: Sew Blessed - 19; Debbie Green – 11; Kay Borchers – 10.


St. Rita’s Critical Care Nursery Quilt Challenge
First Place: Deb Green made 26 quilts.
Second Place: Kay Borchers made 8 quilts.
Third Place: Cozy Cabin Quilters made 8 quilts


The Flying Horse Camp, a summer camp for medically fragile children. There were 26 completed quilts, 24 tops, 1 comforter, 9 batts, 8 kits, and 1 back donated. Winners of the challenge: First Place Debbie Green with 9 quilts Second Place Kathy Vermillion with 3 quilts Third Place Madeline Botek with 2 quilts and 3 tops


This year’s Guild challenge is to make quilts for cancer patients receiving treatment at the Lima Cancer Clinic on Eastown Road. Roberta introduced Nora Fought, Oncology Program Supervisor and Patient Navigator for Lima Memorial Hospital from the Cancer Clinic who informed us patients tend to be chilly when they are receiving their treatments. A quilt would help keep them warm during this process. It was suggested that perhaps a label on the quilt with encouraging words and/or your name would be a nice touch. Roberta will collect the quilts throughout the year at every meeting. They should be approximately 40” X 60” with any design for both males and females. Nora said they will diagnose 400 patients with Cancer that will need treatment.


NICU at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

176 quilts were donated! Amazing!