Category Archives: Charity Quilt

New Charity Block for 2017-2018

Marcia has chosen a new chairty block for this coming year.

Hopefully many will feel inspired. It will also be included in the September Newsletter.

Happy Quilting!!


Charity Star Block (1)


Batting Scraps

Debbie Cioffi is looking for donations of batting scraps.  Yes, that’s right!  Aren’t we always wondering what to do with our batting scraps?

Debbie will take pieces that are as small as 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

These will be pieced tighter for Yawkey Family Inn quilts and also used for charity dog and cat beds.

Please bring your scraps with you to the June meeting and give them to Debbie.

Hole in the Wall Charity Quilt Sit and Sew

Where: Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main St, Reading MA
(click on the address to get directions).

When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

quiltersMarcia DeBrigard has graciously accepted the board position for overseeing our Hole in the Wall Charity Quilt efforts. To get things rolling for the season Marcia will be hosting a Sit and Sew at the Mattera Cabin at 1481 Main St. in Reading on Wednesday, August 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Please bring your sewing machine. There will be a few kits available and everyone can pitch in with these to make some blocks.  Or, you can bring your own project to work on.  There will be a cutting table and Marcia’s super sized ironing board available for use.

To participate please bring a donation of red, white, or blue fabric totaling at least ½ yard, with each piece being no smaller than ¼ yard or a fat quarter. No florals, please. Marcia is looking for patriotic fabric for a Veteran’s quilt to be presented to the VFQ in thanks for their generous support of the NPQ Hole in the Wall Charity Quilts.

A light lunch will be served and if you would like please bring a dessert.

If you are planning to attend please RSVP Marcia at 781-944-4235 no later than August 12th.

Thank you and we hope to see you at the Mattera Cabin!

Hole in the Wall Final Update

Hi Everyone,

Many thanks to Marcia for delivering our MANY quilts to the Hole in the Wall Camp. Marcia says they SO LOVE our quilts because they are so bright and cheery, and lots for boys as well. The 2015 totals were 86 quilts and 135 plus pillowcases.

WOW!!! With all your hard work, we exceeded our goal of 80 quilts. THANK YOU everyone who participated in any way. Every little bit helps.

This year quilts were also given to “almost campers”.  This improves the lives of children who are in the hospital or at home and not able to attend camp.

And, Marcia reports that there is a program just formed that gives the older campers who can no longer come to camp a prom night. Everything, of course, was donated. Many of these children have such serious medical issues that they can’t complete school.

Also — remember our next season’s charity block is the same — the two-fabric block, a square framed by another square. If you make a few for September, one of the fabrics should be BLUE!

Cheers and have a great summer,

June 2015 Meeting Photos

We certainly had quite a show of quilts at our June meeting this year.  What a fun night that was.

I managed to get quite a few photos of the quilts and wanted to share them with all of you.

Here are the Camping Quilts starting with our Grand Prize winner:Camping_quilts_143_01

our Runner Up Quilt:Camping_quilts_140_01


and the rest of the camping quilts:

Here are our Mystery Quilts:

Here is the quilt we presented to Lenny for his generosity towards the charities that our members help by making quilts and pillow cases:


We asked Lenny to give this quilt to a worthy Veteran:


This is the Signature Quilt we gave to thank Antoinette for being such a fun and inspiring Guild President this year:

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And here are a few of the show and tell and charity quilts:



Yawkey Family Inn Charity Quilt Pattern

Hello North Parish Quilters,

Click HERE to download this pattern which is a Split Rail Fence that can be made with either 3 or 6 fabrics. It is so easy and quick. This was rewritten from scratch for use by another quilt guild and I have been told there is no problem using it for North Parish Quilters, as it is a basic split rail fence pattern.

Thought you might be interested in using this for the comfort quilts workshop in January – either for Hole in the Wall Gang or Yawkey Way Home quilts. Thank you and see you at the January meeting.

RoseMary Koch