Sunday 6 November 2022

Charity Wheel-Chair Quilts

     My guild took on making wheel-chair quilts for one of the local Long Term Care Homes. We are a small guild with approx 30 members and this is a big undertaking for us. We need 136 quilts, they are approximately 30'' x 40''. They will be delivered in December to the home and hopefully depending on how bad Covid cases get, some of the guild members and Santa will be there. 

The idea is to provide something to the residents and hopefully make their Christmas a little brighter and also so they know someone is thinking about them. As some residents have no one to visit them.

Excuse the leaves it was quite windy yesterday and I haven't been out to rake yet today. I was more interested in taking photos for this blog post.

These two were made from scrap bags from my guild.

I made 14, and most were made using fabrics and scraps from our guild stash with a donation from my stash for backgrounds or to supplement the scraps. Some were made using orphan guild blocks.

Some orphan blocks, and more scraps

the purple/pink was a quilt someone had donated. The wonky star was a single orphan block

The purple and pink quilt required a little surgery and seam ripping, the floral was a part of the original quilt. 

Charm squares and sashing

a little bit of irish

The 4 patch units were not square, they were rectangular, but I think in this layout they worked darn good.

sometimes simple is best

these are browner than they appear
Even though I haven't been blogging much, which I need to get back into doing, I have been busy.

Some of the quilts took longer to come up with ideas than to actually make them. 


  1. Those are all so lovely. What a great project for your guild to take on; I'm sure it's going to make a lasting impact on the residents.

  2. Congratulations!! You have really outdone yourself and your thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated.

  3. Wow Cindy you outdid yourself!! I was thinking 30 members, 136 quilts, so roughly 4-5 per member, and then here you've made 14!! I know they are fun and a little addictive from when I made them (headed the quilt drive as our Christmas activity the year I was in that guild). It is such a great way to use up orphan blocks, and boy, did you make some fabulous quilts! My eyes were roving over them, and my brain is percolating - yup I feel a squirrel or two coming on!

  4. Hi Cindy, these are really lovely. Way to go! I'm sure that they will be greatly appreciated. That's an ambitious project for your group. Congrats!

  5. 14 quilts! Amazing! They are all so nicely done, and will bring comfort to those who receive them.


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