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
Service Days are scheduled to make the baby quilts for Moms2B. Several members gather to coordinate fabrics, cut strips and piece together baby-sized quilt tops. The tops are packaged with backing, batting and binding for members to take home to machine or hand quilt, and bind.
NOTE: For 2021, in part due to restrictions for COVID, we are asking guild members to 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.
Columbus Honor Flight
The Honor Flight is a gifted trip for our nation’s senior veterans to our capital, Washington, DC. It’s a chance for them to visit significant memorials, connect with fellow vets and share their stories.
The veterans are given a quilt on their return trip as a souvenir of the trip and our guild is now a part of this, to help welcome these folks back home. The group we are working with on these quilts is called HFC: Blankets of Love.
How You Can Help with HFC Blankets
They are asking for any style of blankets, size should be at least 36″ x 45″ (but they do accept bigger). Color preferences are red, white and blue with no particular military branch represented. If you do not like working with these colors, an alternative is to use ‘masculine colors’ – their words, not our’s.