The Oconomowoc Quilters' Guild is involved in many projects throughout Waukesha County - and beyond! Some of these projects include the following:
- Quilts of Valor, whose mission it is "...to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war"... with a quality, handmade quilt that can either be machine or hand quilted. The quilts are awarded to a Service Member or Veteran who has been touched by war, and "...says unequivocally, “Thank you for your service and sacrifice in serving our nation.” For more information, please go to our QOV webpage by clicking HERE.
- Another of our community service committees creates and distributes Comfort Quilts.
The primary goal of this committee is to create quilts for distribution to local charities and people in need. We chose two Focus Projects each year, with past projects including the Waukesha Women's Center, wheelchair quilts for a local care facility, the VA HopTel, and Project Linus. The Oconomowoc Quilters' Guild has also provided quilts to Christmas baskets, the local school districts, fire victims and ill individuals. We average over 100 quilts given throughout the year! Please click HERE for more information about Comfort Quilts.
Suggested Sizes for Quilts
Quilts of Valor: Minimum size is 55" x 65", Maximum is 72" x 90"
Service Quilts for Veterans: 40" x 50"
Wheel Chair quilts - 36" x 36" OR up to about 36" x 45" with two bottom corners rounded
Throws: 55" x 72"
- Child 5 or under - 45" x 60"
- Twin - 60" x 80"
- Double - 81" x 96"
Project Linus - anything from baby size to 18 years