Community Service Projects
Members of the West Houston Quilter's Guild are very generous in sharing their time and talents with numerous organizations in our community through a variety of projects.
The Comfort Quilters Bee is responsible
for coordinating the creation of and distribution of all of the quilts
and other items that the Guild donates each year to local charities. The
Bee meets at the Glazier Center, located at 16600 Pine Forest Road every Thursday EXCEPT the second Thursday. We meet from 1:00 - 4:00. (Bring your sewing machine and the usual sewing supplies and the rest will be provided.)
If you are unable to attend the Bee meetings, you are encouraged to pick up a kit at the Community Service table at the Guild meetings. The Comfort Quilters chairmen are there to answer questions and help you with your selection. We also are happy to accept quilts you have created from your own supplies.
Everyone is welcome to come and help us make quilts
for Project Linus and the elderly.
Each year we contribute to Project Linus and choose at least one health care facility and deliver a lap quilt to each resident.
Because of the generosity of our members, Community Service has been able to donate and/or distribute the following:
- 115 quilts--Grace Care Center of Cypress
- 105 quilts--Legend Oaks Willowbrook
- 60 quilts--Amanda Ann Nursing Home, Pasadena
- 2 quilts--Oasis Assisted Living
- 2 quilts--Lakeway Manor
- 50 IV covers--Legend Oaks Queenston
- 163 Christmas stockings to Cypress Assistance Ministries
Linus program at Texas Children's Hospital
- 113 quilts
- 52 preemie quilts
- 1191 IV covers
Comfort Quilts Construction Information - Placement of Label
Project Linus: Place the quilt face down. Observe the correct orientation if the quilt has a directional pattern. Place the label in the lower left corner. Please leave the lower right corner for the Project Linus label. If you are using your personal label, please include West Houston Quilter's Guild somewhere on your label. Otherwise, there are sometimes three labels on the quilt.Comfort Quilt Sizes
Our Comfort Quilts are usually sized for personal use rather than the traditional bed covering size such as twin or full.
for Nursing Homes: approximately 39" x 55" finished. This size works
well with individuals in a wheel chair. If you are using 6" squares: 7
squares across X 10 squares down will do the trick.
Project Linus Quilts vary
with the age group you may be aiming for. Smaller quilts for toddlers
and larger for school age depending on the design or novelty print
Quilting Bee at International Quilt Festival
West Houston Quilter's Guild has coordinated this booth for the last 15 years. We hand quilt a "quilter friendly" top, inviting visitors to sit down and sew a few stitches, handing out info about our guild and this year passing out flyers about our quilt show.