Charity Quilts

Quilters are by nature generous people; many of our members donate quilts and other items to organizations that support community needs, or as fundraisers for other worthy causes.

We also pool our efforts in many ways to meet the needs of others.
One group meets on Third Thursdays at North United Methodist Church (see events page for more details) and another meets every Tuesday morning at Irvington United Methodist Church. 
The tasks done at these meetings include:
Sorting donated fabric and quilt tops
Creating backings
Creating and pinning quilt sandwiches with top, backing, batting
Machine stitching
Trimming, turning, topstitching
Tying quilts
All skill levels are welcome. Contact Mary Strinka or Dallas Reed for more information.

 

In addition, there are many ways you can contribute your individual efforts.
You can make quilt tops, using either your own fabric, or bundles or kits made from donated fabric.
There are about a dozen easy patterns on our website that are free to use; or let your creativity fly any way that you choose.   Bed size quilts (about 60” x 80”) are most needed; but any size can be used somewhere!
Many of our quilts are finished by tying rather than quilting.   Many people find this a relaxing at-home activity, or a nice way to spend a couple hours in conversation with one or two others. 

If you are a long-arm quilter, or prefer to quilt on your domestic machine, we’d love to give you the tops and backs and batting to work on.   This is a great way for newer quilters to practice their skills, or more experienced quilters to experiment with different patterns. 
If binding is your favorite step, we can use your assistance as well.

Supplies for all these tasks can be picked up and completed work turned in at most in-person meetings.  If getting out is a problem for you, contact the charity quilting team lead to arrange for other times and places to exchange items. 

A list of organizations we have supported is available elsewhere on this page; if you know of other groups that could use our work, please let us know (including contact information if available).

With your assistance, the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis can continue to provide quilts and other items to help keep our neighbors safe and warm.

                   Everyone is welcome! 
                                   
2019
Trinity Free Clinic
164 quilts, 76 pillowcases
2019
St. Elizabeths, Pregnancy Center
300 quilts, 210 pillowcases
2019
Children’s Bureau
180 quilts, 75 pillowcases
2019
Nursing homes
12 Christmas Quilts
2019
Interfaith Hospitality Network - Marion County
25 quilts
2019
St Vincent/Damien Center
45 pillowcases
2019
Salvation Army
75 hats and gloves, 49 quilts, 17 pillowcases
2019
Merciful Help Center
48 quilts
2019
Family Promise, Hamilton County
32 quilts, 32 pillowcases
2019
Community North Hospital , St. Vincents' Womens Hospital, IU Health North, Eskenazi Health, St. Vincent's Carmel
Preemie quilts 412 quilts
2019
Coburn Place
54 quilts,58 pillowcases, 19 cloth books
2019
Quilts for Cure
7 quilts
2019
Snuggled in Hope
33 quilts and pillowcases
2019
Carmel Care
25 quilts
2019
Carmel Senior Health and Living
20 quilts
2019
Birthline
21 quilts
2019
Homeless LGTB youth facility
10 quilts
2019
Quilts of Valor
2 quilts
2019
Salvation Army , Wheeler Mission, Homeless shelters, Soup Kitchens, Carmel St Vincent Clinic
410 hats, gloves, scarves
2019
Animal Shelters
220 pet beds
2019
Raffle quilts for St Augustine Home, Camp Tecumseh, Irvington UMC
3 quilts