Each year, members are
encouraged to make a lap quilt which the guild will donate to a charitable
organization. Over the years dozens of quilts have been donated to
residents of Calais Methodist Homes and since 2012 to Charlotte and
Washington counties' Hospice organizations.
We organize a workshop the first Saturday in January dedicated to teaching
members a new lap quilt pattern and encouraging them to donate this quilt
to Hospice. A few free patterns
for several previous lap quilts are included on the
Lessons, Patterns, and More page. If members would rather donate
another quilt of their own choosing, they are gratefully accepted.
The size of lap quilts should be no smaller than 54" x 65". Our
organization pays for the batting and machine quilting for each quilt.
Members supply the tops and backing.
For photos of Hospice lap
quilt workshops, click the following links: 2013
Floral Half Log Cabin,
2014 Briar Rose,
2015 Yellow Brick Road,
2016 Passamaquoddy Trails,
Strip Quilts, 2018
donate quilts to Hospice
At the June and July Business Meetings, 2015, of St. Croix Int'l.
Quilters, Lap Quilts committee member, Wanda Pollock presented Charlotte County Hospice
Coordinator, Kathy Jackson, and Down East Hospice
volunteer Linda Gralinski, with large collections
lap quilts made by members especially for Hospice
Quilters Present Lap Quilts to NB and ME Hospice Groups
Wanda Pollock, Pam McGarrigle, Peggy Brownlee and Barbara
Lap Quilts Donated to
(l to r) Bonnie Hunter, Kathy Jackson, Barbara
Barnett, and Mary Louise Peters
presentation to Hospice: During our October 2012 business
meeting, President Bonnie Hunter and First Vice President Mary Louise Peters
presented lap quilts on behalf of members of St. Croix International
to Kathy Jackson from Hospice of Charlotte (NB) and Barbara Barnett of Down
East Hospice (ME).
Other lap quilts will be made and donated by other members throughout 2013.
For more information about the
Lap Quilts Project, contact coordinators: Peggy Brownlee
or Wanda Pollock.