DOLL’S QUILTS - 2018
Last year we donated 139! This will be Brownstone’s 16th Year doing the Doll’s Quilt Project. This is a very worthwhile project. For new members - each year a group of friends acquire about 250 16” dolls which have only vest & panties on. They sew/knit outfits, dressing the dolls from head to toe. These dolls are then given to charity organizations in December which hand them out to needy families as gifts for their children. Each doll is beautifully gift wrapped. For 15 years we have been adding a doll’s quilt to the gift.
We send a huge thank you to everyone who helped at the January Service meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018. It was our pleasure to have Tomorrow's Children in Hackensack join us for the evening. Tomorrow's Children was presented with twelve quilts which were made by member Solance Bommer and donated to the Service Committee in December 2017.
The Committee is excited to report that, to date, we have a grand total of thirty-two quilts from the January meeting and the Saturday Sew Day, six of which were given to Children's Health Services.
We make quilts for children and adults which are donated to various charitable organizations in our area. Our January meeting is usually devoted to working as a group to produce a large number at one time. However, throughout the year individual guild members make and donate many items on their own which the Service committee donates in the name of the guild. The quilts go to a number of local organizations, including Center for Hope and Safety, our local veteran's home, nursing homes, disaster relief organizations and many others.
Each member is expected to make one donated item each year but are welcomed and encouraged to make as many as they are motivated to do.
The recommended size sizes for Service quilts is either 36 inches X 40 inches, or 50 x 60 inches.
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