Check back for updates from our 2023 Community Outreach Committee!  If you have completed a donation quilt, please bring it to the next guild meeting.  We would love to see it!  
The guild has quilt kits plus fabric and batting available if you would like to make a donation quilt.
Thank you!
JULY - The quilt made by the girls at Kids Ahead after school program at CUMC (next to Sternberger Elementary on Holden Road) has been completed. Jeanne Harrison, Paula Becker, Gail Lott, Bea Mandel and Patti Stiles helped to make this happen. 
The quilt is currently on display in the youth building area of the church. I am looking forward to working on more projects in the fall. If you would like to be in on this activity, please contact Mary Ann Rhoades.
In June, Church World Services received 6 baby quilts and 11 donated quilts from our 
guild. I was told that many of their recipients were Ukrainian refugees.
In March, the guild donated 33 fleece hats and 6 port pillows to the Alight Foundation at the Cone Cancer Center.
We have begun a sewing/quilting/stitchery group with twelve 3rd and 4th grade girls that meets every Thursday from 3-5pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road.  I am hoping to finish a large quilt made with the "quilt as you go" method by the end of the school year.  We have made 4-patch, 9-patch and flying geese so far.  If anyone can join us, with or without your machine, please speak to Mary Ann Rhodes.  These girls are very eager to learn and try new things.  

*** See Instructions for a DITTY BAG for ANCHOR HOPE HOME to the left below the menu options! ***
*SPECIAL REQUEST:  Cathy Lohr, Volunteer Coordinator for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro has requested Red, White & Blue twin bed size quilts or large size throws.  These are needed for Hospice patients who are Veterans.  The preferred size is 40 to 50 inches by 50 to 60 inches.  Thank you!

Community Outreach donation totals for 2022
Family Justice Center - 29 quilts and 29 baby blankets
Freedom House - 15 quilts, 48 baby blankets, 12 pillowcases, 1 pillow cover and 6 twin mattress covers
Afghan Families Resettlement - 6 quilts
Hospice of Greensboro - 3 veteran quilts
Hirsch Wellness Center Auction - 1 quilt

Freedom House - 32 quilts, 8 baby blankets
Moses Cone Cancer Center - 30 fleece caps
Justice Center - 34 quilts
Hirsch Wellness Center Auction - 1 quilt
Grandma’s Handz - 4 Fidgit quilts
Habitat for Humanity - 1 quilt
Hospice of Greensboro - 10 veteran quilts
Anchor Hope Home - 34 ditty bags

* 22 quilts to Freedom House
* 21 quilts to the Justice Center
* 25 reusable face masks for the staff at Kids' Path
* 30 fleece hats to Alight Foundation at Moses Cone Cancer Center for chemo patients
10 pet beds to Tiny Angels Farm (pet rescue)
​* 4 Kennel quilts to Sheets Pet Clinic (instructions to the left)

For the end of the year, we delivered 18 Totes for the homeless and 9 fleece/pre-quilted fabric covers to the Interactive Resource Center.  Also delivered 8 floral tote bags from a guild member donation to The Freedom House as well as the remainder of the airline courtesy bags.

 Our final total of charity quilts donated for the year is 113 quilts!!!
Thanks to all those who contributed to the effort. 
To recap, in 2017 we produced 75 quilts and in 2018 we produced 103.

On August 27th, 2019 employees of the Corporate Office of Glen Raven, Inc. donated 20 Kind Quilts to the children at the Cone Health Hospital in Burlington.  More than half of these quilts were made by members of the Piedmont Quilters’ Guild of Greensboro.  Thank you for supporting organizations such as Kind Quilts to spread comfort to those who need it most.

​The guild members made a total of 103 quilts in 2018.  We donated 94 quilts, 56 to the Greensboro Police Department (The Family Justice Center) and 38 to the Red Cross (for those effected by our April 2018 tornado).  We also sold 7 quilts at the Persimmon Festival so we could purchase batting and backing fabrics for our next year of quilt donations.

The guild made and donated 47 tote bags for the homeless to the IRC (Interactive Resource Center).  If you'd like to make a bag the pattern is below to the left.  Be sure to use sturdy fabrics.  Or you can pick up a kit at the next guild meeting.

We donated 75+ pet beds to ASPCA, Guilford County Animal Shelter, Next Step Adoption and Tiny Angels Farm.  (We fill fabric bags with our leftover quilt fabric and batting scraps.  We let nothing go to waste if possible!)

We also donated 50 fleece hats and 3 fleece throws to The Alight Foundation for chemo patients.  We have lots more fleece so we'll make more as soon as we can!

* The Family Justice Center/Greensboro Police Department (quilts)
* Interactive Resource Center (IRC) (tote bags)
* Freedom House (quilts)
* Kids Path, a division of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (quilts)
* The Alight Foundation (fleece hats for chemo patients)
* Guilford County Animal Shelter, Animal Rescue & Foster Program and Tiny Angels Farm (pet beds)

Charity quilt construction suggestions:​
DO ...

* Make quilts from NEW, CLEAN, WASHABLE materials in infant, child, or teen friendly colors. Remember, these quilts are meant to be colorful, cheerful, and cuddly. Wash and iron fabrics to remove sizing which can cause allergic reactions.

* Make quilts from 100% cotton fabric or flannel. Thread should be cotton, cotton wrapped, or polyester. NO MONOFILAMENT thread.

* Secure the batting into outer seams and if the quilt is tied, please anchor it every 4-6 inches, cutting ties to 1 inch or less in length.

* Check your quilt carefully for straight pins. It's better you find that pin and not the child who receives your quilt.

DON'T ...

* Don't make your quilts out of tapestry, burlap, upholstery fabric, 70's type double knit, felt, vinyl, wool or holiday fabric. 

* Don't attach buttons or decorative items to a quilt. They can be a choking hazard.

​* Don't use thick fabric paint on the surface of your quilt. Use ONLY permanent fabric markers made specifically for fabric when coloring on muslin.


* Quilts that smell of smoke or strong chemicals (including perfumed fabric softeners), or have pet hair on them cannot be accepted as they produce severe allergic reaction in the children. Unfortunately, washing these quilts does not always remove the problem. Please use a lint brush or roller on your quilts if they are covered with thread or lint.

* Another word about pins ... PLEASE check, double check and triple check your quilts for straight pins. 

* No holiday fabrics or panels please (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.)

** Quilt Sizes (measurements are approximate)

  Child:  36" x 45" or 40" x 54" to 60"

Teen:  45" x 65" to 70"

* Be creative! Keep in mind that children will be receiving a quilt with which to cuddle and receive comfort..​

Service Work

Piedmont Quilters'
Download our instructions to make a tote for the Homeless:
See example below...
Instructions to make a KENNEL QUILT:
Instructions to make a DITTY BAG for ANCHOR HOPE HOME: