Main Line Quilters is dedicated to serving the community
through our charity projects we call “Pieces of Love”
2017 Charity Projects
November 16, 2017
Here are some of our quilts covering the isolettes in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Chester-Crozer Delaware County Memorial Hospital
November 5, 2017
Baby Bureau Gratitude Gathering
Several members of MLQ represented the guild at The Baby Bureau’s annual Gratitude Gathering. We brought quilts, of course!
September 15, 2017
Ann Randolph collected 53 quilts, 7 crocheted blankets, 4 fleece receiving blankets, 2 flannel blankets, 1 outfit and 2 bibs at today’s meeting! She delivered 30 labelled and washed quilts to the NICU on Saturday and needless to say they were so appreciative.
April 24, 2017
Ann Randolph made a delivery to the Baby Bureau on behalf of Main Line Quilters… way to go!
Quilts (13) – Flannel Blankets (2) – Knitted Hats (59) – Onsies (104) – Pants (22) – Tops (13) – 1 pr socks –
Bibs (14) – Books (3) – Crib Sheets (2) – Receiving Blankets (3) – Snow Suits (2)
February 17, 2017 Pieces of Love Workshop
“Quilts of Valor”
Directions to make the Star Block:
Pieces / cutting required:
8- 5” Scrappy Squares – For the background
1- 5” Square of White – For the Star center
8- 3” Squares of White – For the Star points
Step 1: Star Points
Using one of the background fabric squares sew one 3” white square onto one of the corners. Repeat on the other side to complete one of the 4 required star points. So that points will not need to be matched, the white squares are oversized.
Repeat with 4 scrappy squares, to complete a total of 4 star points.
Create your three rows! The inside point of the star will NOT meet the center white block (see photo)
Sew rows together creating a 9 patch, with your white block in the center.
2016 Charity Projects
Donations for 2016:
Crozier Keystone Hospials NICU quilts
February 27: 27 quilts
May 17: 18 quilts
August 18: 34 quilts
December 24: 25 quilts
Total- 104 quilts (128 in 2015)
The Baby Bureau
March 2: 10 quilts, l crocheted blanket and 10 receiving blankets.
July 12: 15 quilts, 23 receiving blankets,2 crocheted blankets, 14 books,1 pair shoes, 204 items of clothing/supplies and 1 snow suit.
November 5: 20 quilts, 6 knitted or crocheted blankets, 26 receiving blankets, 310 items of clothing/supplies, and 4 snowsuits.
December 16: 6 receiving blankets, 6 crocheted blankets and 109 items of clothing.
Total – 45 quilts/80 blankets/625 items of clothing and supplies/5 snowsuits/14 books
January 18: 138 socks/hats/gloves/scarves
November 29: 4 lap quilts, 10 flannel blankets and 202 socks/hats/gloves/scarves.
DVCCC: no donations in 2016
2015 … a banner year!
Main Line Quilters provided quilts and other items for the following charities in 2015
Delaware County Memorial Hospital Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit =128 quilts for isolettes
The Baby Bureau = 65 quilts/64 blankets/32 hats/30 bibs/ 315 articles of clothing/5 snowsuits/4 toys/l book
Community Volunteers in Medicine Chester County= 6 lap quilts
November 15, 2015
Main Line Quilt Guild is proud to have been presented with the 2015 Oliver D Frazier Award by the Baby Bureau in appreciation for outstanding and dedicated service to babies. The ceremony took place Sunday, November 15 in Fort Washington.
The Baby Bureau is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping underserved moms by providing “Baby Bundles” of clothing for the newborn baby after delivery in the hospital. The “Baby Bundles” (wrapped in quilts!) are distributed by community social service providers that determine the need.
October 21, 2015
Thanks to all who participated in the clothing drive at the October, 2015 MLQ general meeting. On October 21, Marty Laney and Ann Randolph made a delivery to the Baby Bureau at Abington Hospital in Warminster, PA. The following items were included:
14 quilts 5 crocheted blankets 11 receiving blankets
16 sleepers 32 onesies 4 shirts
4 pants 3 snow suits 2 jackets/vests
3 sweaters 12 pairs of socks 1 hat
21 bibs 1 cloth book diapers and skin cream
Fran Wasserman wrote: “My heart is full of love for the Main Line Quilt Guild…. Thank you for the beautiful quilts, blankets and much needed clothing … (especially) … the snow suits.”
June 27, 2015
On Saturday, June 27 Marty Laney and Ann Randolph delivered 17 baby quilts to the Delaware County Memorial Hospital/Crozer Hospital system. Eight of those quilts were made with Block of the Year blocks. Again, evidence of the success of this years BOY block project. Thanks to BOY Chair Deb Petty, and the members of MLQ who are so generous with their time, stash and talents.
June 22, 2015
February 20, 2015
A big THANK YOU to all those who participated in the Pieces Of Love Super Bee today. Eighteen NICU quilts will be delivered to Delaware County Memorial Hospital tomorrow morning. Everyone seemed to be having a great time both sewing and cutting blocks as well as socializing with other members. It was a very productive morning giving us a good start on the Block of the Year blocks for this year and getting quilts finished and labeled for delivery.
December 11, 2014
A handful of Main Line Quilters came together to lend a hand at re-organizing the bookshelves at the Tredyffrin Library following a flood on Thanksgiving weekend. Check out the Philadelphia Inquirer story here.
November 16, 2014
The Baby Bureau, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping underserved moms by providing “Baby Bundles” of clothing for the newborn baby after delivery in the hospital held a “Gratitude Gathering” for their volunteers. Several members of Main Line Quilters brought an armload of quilts to the event and enjoyed meeting other volunteers– knitters, washers, bundlers!
Each “Baby Bundle” is wrapped in donated blankets or quilts and contains at least 30 seasonally appropriate outfits, onesies, sleepers, bibs, baby shoes, hat and a new baby rattle. The baby clothes are either new or gently used and are donated with love.The “Baby Bundles” are distributed by community social service providers that determine the need.
September 2014 Update
We have surpassed the contribution of baby quilts in 8 months over the total for 2013
Below provides a summary of contributions to date for 2014.
Delaware County Memorial/Crozer Hospital NICU
80 baby quilts and 22 newborn hats
The Baby Bureau
40 quilts, 27 knitted/crocheted blankets, 14 receiving blankets, 36 hats,
58 board books, 18 bibs and 25 items of clothing
Community Volunteers in Medicine in Chester County
7 lap quilts (from the 2013 BOY tops)
As of 9/1/14, our total contributions are 120 quilts, 41 blankets, 58 hats, etc., etc., and we have four more months to go. In the year 2013 we donated a total of 105 quilts and blankets and 33 hats.
Quilts delivered to one of our favorite charities, the Baby Bureau!
Ann, Linda, and Marty deliver 30 baby quilts to the Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit on behalf of Main Line Quilters
September 8, 2013
The Baby Bureau had its thank you reception on Sunday, September 8 and Marty Laney Ann Randolph and Linda LaPointe were there. Five quilts were presented to the Baby Bureau at that time, including one that was a joint project with a local Brownie Troop. The Baby Bureau gives baby clothes, shoes and supplies wrapped in a quilt or blanket to needy new mothers.
April 27 , 2013
Main Line Quilters were pleased to partner with Villanova University Habitat for Humanity to provide two quilts and a quilted book for a family who will be moving into a rehabilitated home in Norristown in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. The large house quilt was pieced and assembled by the guild membership and machine quilted by Diana Wood. The baby quilt was made by member Barbara Hoffman and the quilted book was put together by Nancy Rose.
Main Line Quilters donated 104 quilts and 29 baby hats to four charities in 2012
Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) – Clinic for the uninsured working poor.
- 16 lap quilts in 2012
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC) – Protected residence for abused
- donated 25 quilts in 2012
Delaware County Memorial Hospital NICU Care of infants born prematurely or under duress
- 59 quilts in 2012.(Isolette quilts to protect the infants from light)