Category Archives: Charity Quilt


RoseMary Koch is looking for the individual who volunteered to print out a message on fabric quilt labels.  This label will be for the Veterans’ Quilts made by North Parish and attached to the quilts donated to the VFW.

Please contact RoseMary Koch at if you  can assist in the endeavor.




This January you can have the opportunity to learn and practice doing a puzzle quilt. Deb Cioffi, who loves to find home for orphaned blocks is excited to show the guild how she creates wonderful quilts from orphaned blocks.  She will be bringing along bags of blocks, to teach all who want to learn her method.


image3You may have your own miscellaneous blocks and don’t know how to put them together in a pleasing fashion. This is your opportunity to learn and practice on someone else’s blocks and fabrics.

You can do any size quilt, from a baby to a queen.  You can do a quilt all by yourself or you can work as a team, with two or more people. You can work as a team in the round robin fashion.  The pictures of quilts Deb has done using this technique.

Deb hopes you will consider joining her making this type of quilt for charity. Once completed, you will be able to master your own project.

Deb is also willing also get together at a separate time for continued help to those who are doing a quilt.

Deb also has some professional dress weights to share with those who take on a quilt. You’ll not have to pin a pattern any longer, the weights will hold the pattern & fabric as you rotary cut it out.


Feel free to contact Deb at if are interested in learning more about this method.



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,