Moms2B Baby Quilts
We make baby quilts and donate them to the Moms2B program. Moms2B helps young mothers in the Weinland Park area (43201) near OSU. The program brings in doctors, nurses, OSU Extension professionals, academic researchers and many others in to help these young mothers.
They learn about nutrition, food safety, food choices for pregnant moms and young children, cooking skills and budgeting for food. They learn about labor, delivery, breastfeeding and parenting skills. They learn about about appropriate exercise and how to stay in school, or find a job. The program provides a strong support system for these mothers, friendships and a sense of family. To learn more about the program, see their website.
Twinkle Schottke, the Program Director for Moms2B has visited us to talk about the program. She delighted us with her stories about giving our quilts to the new moms, and renewed our motivation to continue making them.
How You Can Help with Baby Quilts for Moms2B
Guild members use their own fabric and batting and make a complete quilt. This can be done individually or as a group effort, coordinated by anyone who is participating. Members can join us at a Charity Sew event (when we are currently having in-person events) to work together on Service Program quilts.
In exchange for member’s help with our service projects, they will earn raffle tickets for a drawing at the end of the year. At the end of the year, we draw for a prize.
Dog and Cat Beds
We make dog and cat beds for the Franklin County Dog Shelter and the Capital Area Humane Society (and other various animal shelters) using scraps from our members’ quilting scraps. We have rounded up some donated upholstery fabric and stitched them into bags, members take the bags home and bring them back full. We then stitch them up and get them to the shelters to provide soft beds for our animal friends.
How You Can Help with Dog & Cat Beds
Your job is to take one of the bags home with you and use it to collect your quilting scraps – no pins, no paper, no trash. Just little scraps of fabric, batting and thread. When it is full – currently we need flatter bags with very little stuffing, sew lines through it so the stuffing won’t bunch up & then turn the edge over on itself and stitch it closed. Viola! A dog or cat bed!
Different sizes are available so if you don’t generate beaucoup scraps, take a smaller bag or perhaps join with some friends to stuff a larger one. Dog beds should be no larger than 24″ x 24″ in order to fit. We’ll collect finished bags at each meeting, and get them to the shelters.
If you have beds, please do not bring the beds to our meeting room. They will be picked up after the meeting in the parking lot.