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2019 Annual Challenge

This year's charity project 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!


2018 Annual Challenge

The charity project for this year 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.