SERVICE COMMITTEE AND
COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
OCQG has a long history of community service. Members give freely of their time, talents, and resources to create wonderful quilts and other items for donation to local nonprofit organizations and health care facilities. The Service Committee coordinates these service projects for our guild.
Below is a listing of the current service opportunities.
Service Project Quilt Sizes
-- Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital: Quilts no larger than 48"x60"
-- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC):
Quilts (colorful) 40"x40" and stillborn quilts no larger than 36" by 36"
-- UIHC Child Life Program: Quilts (colorful) 45"x45"
-- Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP): Quilts 75"x98" (twin/single) or smaller
-- Houses into Homes: Quilts, bed size (twin, full, queen), especially gender-neutral fabrics
-- 4Cs - Community Coordinated Child Care:
Small quilts (approximately 40"x40"), tote bags and bibs (see details below)
-- Visiting Nurse Association: Burp cloths
Items for 4Cs Child Care Center
4Cs is a nonprofit organization based in Iowa City that focuses on coordinated child care. It operates the Home Ties Child Care Center. Members of the OCQG have been providing bibs, burp cloths, and tote bags on a regular basis for many years.
Bibs for 4Cs. The 4Cs director has told us that they need a big supply of bibs because by the end of each week they often run out. The bibs also wear out quickly because they are washed so frequently. Simple bibs made from a hand towels or washcloths with bias tape ties seem to work well. She says that the kids don't like the ones that go over their heads, so the tie ones are the best.
Simple Tote Bags for 4Cs (14" x 14")
You will need:
-- A 15" X 30" piece of sturdy fabric.
-- 2 - 20" by 2-1/2" strips of fabric for straps
Burp Cloths (8"x18")
You will need 2 pieces of fabric measuring about 8.5" x 18.5" (one or both being cotton flannel).
During this time when the Guild is meeting virtually, Guild members should contact one of the Service Committee members if they have items to donate. The Service Committee will make arrangements to collect the items for distribution to the area agencies. Thank you for contributing to the larger community!