This group is dedicated to service in a variety of areas, wherever there may be a need. Their projects range from quilts for premature babies or bereaved parents, to baby bibs, burp cloths, and dresses for kids in Haiti. Participants provide their own materials and bring their sewing tools and machines to the workday. Each meeting is filled with fun and fellowship, and during Show & Tell members share various quilting tips to help enhance everyone’s sewing skills. They meet the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and members either bring lunch or purchase it locally.
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, 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 and 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. The Buddies are made by members at home with no formal workday.
This is a once-a-year project in which children from a local school paint or color muslin squares with nursery rhyme depictions, and MCQG members assemble them into quilts. The students then donate the finished quilts to the national “Linus Quilts” organization.
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 to win 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.