In November of each year our
guild selects two Charity Quilt Focus Projects
If you are aware of a charity that would make a great guild focus
project, please complete the form available on our website. Hand the
forms in to the charity activity chairperson.
that have member interest, but which are not selected are perfect
candidates for a Special Interest Group project.
In the past guild members have nominated
individuals in our community that have experienced difficult times
or circumstances and they have been presented with a comfort quilt as
an expression of caring and community support.
The Charity committee has put together kits that may be checked
out at each meeting. You would check out a kit and piece the
top and sign it back in, someone else might then check it out to do
the quilting, and another member would check it out to finish the
binding. A log of quilt measurements and finished quilts will
be available for review at each meeting.
Quilts of Valor
Quilt of Valor Photos
Contact Person- Mary Hiemke
Quilts of Valor website
http://www.qovf.org/ lists the
basic requirements, has free patterns, information on the
program and has lots of great information
Submitting a name to receive a Quilt of Valor
Your Quilt of Valor
- The recipient must have actually served in a
- You must talk to the recipient (or family
member) to make sure that they would like to receive a quilt
- Please limit your requests (to the guild) to
two soldiers. If you know of more than two individuals that
you would like to see receive quilts, please either submit their
name to the
of Valor Coordinator or call up some friends/guild members and
- If you present a Quilt of Valor that does not
go through the guild- please make sure that their name and
information are given to Tink Linhart
so that they get on the national register for having received a
- It is up to you to find a quilter
for your top (and to provide them with the back). Check with
the contact person for assistance with this.
- Please remember that completed means that you have all of the
- Quilt is finished- including quilting and
- Pillowcase/presentation case
- Photo of you (or your group) with the quilt
- Journal or letter to send with the quilt
- Quilt has a label
Instructions for making a pillowcase with enclosed seams and a
video showing you how to do this can be found at
This is just one pattern, there are many similar ones available-
Use what you like!
Waukesha County Fair 4-H
- Each year the Oconomowoc Quilters Guild sends a
team of judges to review and award prizes for 4-H quilts displayed
at the Waukesha County Fair. The winners and their parents
are invited to a guild meeting and asked to show their quilts.
We are delighted to share our love of quilting with the next
generation. The creations of these young quilters are
amazing and inspiring!
Waukesha County Fair website