2016 Giving Committee Updates

October Giving Quilt- Improv Stripes

 My apologies for the delay in this post! This months giving blocks are improv stripes!


These blocks are pretty easy and quick! Make 1 make 10! It’s up to you!


We’re going with:

Block size to be 12.5″ x 12.5″ or 12.5″ x 24.5″.

Background is white.

Colors are to be warm colors. As in red, orange, pink, yellow.

Colors are preferred to be solids, but prints that are color on color that read as a solid will work as well.


image via Life of an Architect

Want some inspiration?


Top left, Cinzia Allocca

Top Right, Denyse Schmidt

Middle Right, Heather Jones

Bottom Right, (My original inspiration. shhhh… Don’t tell Debbie!), A Quilters Table

Bottom Left, Sew.Quilt.Explore

Are you as excited as I am to see how ours turns out?? Make some and bring to the November meeting!!


August Giving Quilt- Improv

It’s time for a new giving quilt plan! And this time around, there’s no need to rummage through your stash becuase our local Clothworks has generously donated beautiful American Made Brand solids for our next giving quilt.

The colors chosen are the same as the logo for Homeward Pet Adoption Center, our intended recipient for this quilt. Specifically, they are (top to bottom in photo below) dark eggplant, dark blue, brown, and white. Bundles will be available at the August meeting, with each consisting of 1/16 yard of each of the colors, and 1/8 yard of white.

Your assignment if you choose to accept it is to make as many original improv blocks as you like using the fabrics in the bundle only. You can use some or all of the colors, with blocks being in one of three sizes: 6 1/2″ square, 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″, or 12 1/2″ square. Please return all blocks along with any fabric you don’t use to the September meeting.

We’d love to see your progress on Instagram using the hashtags #seamqggiving and #seamqg. And feel free to thank @clothworks for their #americanmadebrand fabrics! Enjoy the freedom of doing your own thing for good!

June Giving Quilt- Little Tents

With our first 2016 giving quilt complete and the second in the finishing stages, it’s time to start another! This month, let’s make “Little Tent” blocks, inspired by Daisy/Ants to Sugar.


Let’s make unfinished blocks that are 6.5″, 12.5″, or 18.5″  on any side. That means any shape with those sizes, so squares, tall rectangles, or long rectangles. Make yellow triangles, aqua strips, and navy or dark blue ‘background,’ and a mix of prints and solids is just fine. Here are some sample blocks to give you an idea of what we’re after!


Return your blocks by the July meeting. Thank you!

April Giving Quilt- X Marks the Improv

First off, a big thanks to everyone that contributed blocks to the black and white Quarter Log Cabin that is being put together as we speak! It’s going to be great!

Next up, our next Giving Committee quilt! X Marks the Improv!


image via A Quilter’s Table

This block was designed by Debbie, originally for her do.Good Stitches Group. But we love it so much we thought we needed to do it for our Giving Committee as well. You might recognize it from the blogging world! Her original quilt was done in blues with different color accents, but we’re switching things up and doing it in reds with yellow accents.


We will follow the tutorial she made on her blog for the blocks. For the block we are asking that you:

  1. Make blocks that measure 12.5 inches by 24.5 inches. That should be the size they are when you hand them over. These dimensions includes seam allowances.
  2. Use your own stash.
  3. Please keep the fabric solids.
  4. Like I mentioned above, we’re doing reds with yellow accents.
  5. Please return blocks at the May meeting.
  6. Feel free to make 1 or as many as you like!


The size might seem daunting, but it’s not time consuming! I made my block in about an hour. I can’t wait to see how our guild pulls this one together. It’s going to be fantastic! Thank you!

First Giving Quilt- Improv Quarter Log Cabin

For our first charity block of the year, we thought we’d make use of some fabric contributed last year. Even though packets of fabric will be available at our February meeting, we’re posting the block instructions now in case any of you would like to sew from stash. Either way, we’d like to have all completed blocks or unused packets returned by the March meeting.
 The block for this first giving project is the Improv Quarter Log Cabin, made with black and white prints and a true white solid.The final block size should be 12 1/2″ square. When you square it up, though, feel free to give it some wonk – even more than the sample block is great.
See the post here for full directions!

2016 Giving Committee Survey to start the Year

In an effort to see who wants to participate and how, we have a short survey. Seriously, it’ll only take you a very few minutes. Just indicate how you’d like to participate this year, and leave us your contact info so we can be in touch if needed. Thanks for taking the time, and we definitely look forward to sewing for good with you this year!

SURVEY SAYS (click here)!

Thanks, Your New Giving Committee Chairs,

Debbie/A Quilter’s Table/@aquilterstable/aquilterstable@gmail.com

Louise/I’m Feelin’ Crafty/@imfeelincrafty/imfeelincrafty@gmail.com