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! 
                                   
2020
Trinity Free Clinic
44 quilts, 18 pillowcases, 30 hats
2020
Traditions @ Willows
30 quilts
2020
Merciful Helpers
5 quilts
2020
North UMC (Kenya Project)
26 quilts
2020
St Vincents
45 pillowcases
2020
St Elizabeth’s
300 quilts, 350 pillowcases
2020
Birthline
30 quilts
2020
Birthchoice
24 quilts
2020
Children’s Bureau
75 pillowcases
2020
Quilts of valor
1 quilt
2020
Human Society, dog pounds etc.
318 pet beds
2020
CICOA
22 quilts
2020
Salvation Army (Women’s shelter)
20 quilts, 22 pillowcases
2020
Comfort Quilts
10 quilts, surplus supplies for making quilts
2020
Community East Hospital
3 quilts, *1500+ masks
2020
Cathedral Soup Kitchen
50 Hats
2020
Wheeler Mission
100 Hats
2020
HIV Center
50 Hats
2020
Peyton Manning House
25 quilts
2020
St Augustine Home
1 raffle quilt
2020
Preemie quilts
75 preemie quilts
2021
Trinity Free Clinic
157 quilts, 52 pillowcases
2021
St Elizabeth’s
420 quilts, 350 pillowcases
2021
Birthline
30 quilts
2021
Birth Options
80 quilts
2021
Exodus Refugee Resettlement
174 quilts, 80 pillowcases
2021
Craine House
12 quilts, 24 pillowcases
2021
Kentucky tornado relief
25 quilts
2021
St Matthews Outreach Ministry
22 quilts
2021
Cathedral Soup Kitchen
60 Hats
2021
DaySpring Shelter
60 Hats
2021
St Vincent de Paul
70 Hats
2021
UnderBridge Ministries
70 hats
2021
Humane Society, dog pounds etc.
65 pet beds