Sunshine is the group of members that coordinates the charitable efforts of the guild. Quilts of various sizes (baby, lap, and larger) are made and delivered to local organizations such as Veterans’ Homes in NJ, Habitat for Humanity, the Jersey Shore NICU, Job Haines Home, and the North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency. Single quilts are also donated to charitable organizations for fundraising raffles and auctions.
In conjunction with this committee, quilting bees are held once a month on Wednesdays usually a week or so after each general meeting. There is a task for everyone! Some volunteers cut kits, some piece (the committee is happy to supply patterns), some machine-quilt tops, and some bind. Quilts are completed as needed. The finished quilts are then distributed to those in need. Donated tops are welcome.
Participation in the bees provides an opportunity to become familiar with other guild members in a more intimate setting. In addition, it is a time and place to brush up on one’s skills and to ask for advice with questions or problems.
Bring a sewing machine, thread, scissors, and/or cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler. Space is limited, so please contact Pat Buikema beforehand if you plan to attend.
973-495-9137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At the time of this writing, we are in need of members who are willing to machine quilt some of our smaller quilts on domestic machines. It is a great way to practice and learn additional skills.
Ways to Get Involved:
Make a kit from supplies or from an unfinished project from home
Sign out one of the committee’s quilts and work on it at home
Attend the December guild meeting run by the Sunshine Committee
Attend a monthly quilt bee
Make a donation of fabric yardage or a quilt and inform the committee
PLEASE JOIN US!