Our mission is to supply the Special Needs unit at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center with small quilts to be used for preemies or bereaved parents. Each meeting is filled with fun and fellowship, and during Show & Tell we share various quilting tips to enhance our sewing skills. All members are invited to participate in workday activities. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at the Senior Center from 9:30 to 4:00. Members either bring lunch or purchase it locally.
Members may also choose to make quilts at home and bring in a completed quilt. These quilts should range in size from 18′ x 18″ to 30″ x 30″. The Guild supplies batting and fabric, or members may provide their own. Members should bring their own sewing supplies.
From time to time we accept a special request from a member. We have made dresses for children in Haiti, baby bibs and burp cloths, pillowcases, and fidget balls for Alzheimer patients.
One of our earliest charitable endeavors, “comfort quilts” are generally small to medium in size and made for various recipients including: My Sister’s House (Iredell County Women’s Shelter), the Mooresville Community Pregnancy Center, Dove House and local Hospice facilities, as well as a number of others. A workday is scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month from about 9:30 to 3:00, when members can work on quilts and learn new patterns and techniques at the same time. We have lunch together (bring your own or buy locally) and enjoy fun and fellowship while we work and eat. Fabric and batting are supplied by the Guild, and members bring sewing tools, supplies, and sewing machines if they wish. Some members also prefer to make these quilts at home on their own.
Cuddle Buddy Bags
A Cuddle Buddy Bag is a small, child-safe, stuffed animal wrapped in a small quilt and tucked into a cloth, short-handled bag. These little friends are donated to Dove House, a child advocate agency for abused children, and to local law enforcement agencies for children they assist in stressful situations. Cuddle Buddies are made by members at home or with a workday group that meets every third Monday from 9:30 to 3:00.
A new project is presented at most monthly Guild meetings to challenge and encourage members to try something new. Examples of past projects include mystery quilts, seasonal wall hangings, and themed blocks for which a name is drawn and the winner receives all the blocks in a group.
Sew & Sews
This group meets twice a month, the second Monday (immediately following the regular Guild meeting) and the third Monday, starting at 9:30 a.m. Participants bring their own sewing supplies and projects to work on and enjoy each other’s company as they sew and craft. Lunch is bring or buy your own.
All group workdays are held at the South Iredell Senior Center on the lower level of the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Room E.