Charity Projects

During 2017, the NLCQG members have been busy making many projects for charity.  We make lap quilts, walker bags, fidget quilts and other items for many local charities. Learn more…

Joanne Mittelmeyer & Gayle Thielke are the current charity co-chairs. Please let them know if you have any suggestions for future charity projects.

If you’re interested in making a Charity Quilt project, here is the current list of charities and project specifications

Charity Description
Autumn Leaves,Gurnee, IL Autumn Leaves is a family owned and operated assisted living community solely dedicated to the care and well-being of those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Type of items needed: Fidget lap quilts. (24” x 24”).  No larger than 30” square.Lap quilts (45”x Maximum of 50”)
Cancer Treatment Center, Zion, IL Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is dedicated to tailoring a combination of cancer treatments to the needs of each individual patient.
Type of items needed: : lap quilts size ranging from 48” Square, up to 70” square; Rectangular quilts: one side not less than 48” wide up to 70” long
Oak HillRound Lake, IL Oak Hill is a supportive living community serving adults in the northern Illinois area
Type of items needed: Lap quilts (45”x Maximum of 50”), walker bags, Seasonal items.
One HopeLake Villa, IL One Hope United increases opportunities for children and families by providing quality solutions that enhance lives, communities and futures.
Type of items needed: Lap quilts (45”x Maximum of 50”)
NorthpointeZion, IL Northpointe Resources has served individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities (I/DD) and/or mental illness since 1953
Type of items needed:  Lap quilts (45” x maximum 50”) & walker bags
Winchester HouseLibertyville, IL Offering short-term physical rehabilitation, specialized care for people with memory loss, long-term skilled nursing and short-term respite services
Type of items needed:  Walker bags

As part of the Holiday Party, we are also asking members to bring a Mug Rug for Oak Hill.  Members who bring a Mug Rug will be entered in a raffle to win a prize.

February 7, 2018 will be our Charity Sew-In MeetingWe have the room starting at 3pm which gives us plenty of time before the meeting to complete the projects. We are looking for suggestions for type of project and charity to focus on for this Charity Event. If you have any suggestions please let Joanne or Gayle know.

There’s a lot to do and we are hoping for your continued help and input.