Community Service

Charity Group

Tree City Quilt Guild members meet the 4th Monday of each month at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Blvd. from 10 AM until 2 PM to work on charity projects. This month we’ll meet on Monday, May 23.  Come the entire time or for shorter periods. Bring your machine, use one at the Center or participate in any of the other projects. Bring a charity project of your own or choose one of the kits available. If you only have an hour, please come for the hour.
Lunch usually starts around 11:45. Bring your lunch or order from the Subway To-Go lunches available at the Center.  $5.00 cash only. Orders much be at the front desk by 10:00 AM.
If you have not registered at the front desk, please do so. You will receive a bar code that can be scanned when you come to events. This is the way we show we are using the room and you are letting the Center know what activities are important to you.

A great way to get to know guild members.

Flannel Hearts for UF/Shands NICU

Tree City Quilters Guild and the UF/Shands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit have been working together with the March of Dimes to implement a program where flannel hearts are given to parents of babies in the unit.  The parent wears the heart against their body so that their scent is transferred to the heart.  The heart is then placed under the baby’s head while she/he is in the isolet so that the baby can bond with the mother’s or father’s scent even when neither parent can be present.

To make hearts:  Place 2 layers of flannel right sides together.  Trace a heart about 5 to 6 inches across the widest part onto the wrong side of the flannel.  Sew with about a ¼ inch seam allowance around the heart shape, being sure to stop sewing to leave a couple of inches open so you can turn the heart right side out.  Stitch the opening closed by hand or by machine. 

Flannel from the March of Dimes will be handed out at guild meetings and at Charity Workshops at the Senior Center.  You may also use your own flannel.  

Suggested Sizes for Charity Quilts:

NICU @ SHANDS (infant fabric) Min. 25 in. square

PEACEFUL PATHS (children’s fabric) Width of fabric x 36 in.
PEACEFUL PATHS (adult women) Width of fabric x 54 in.
PEACEFUL PATHS (All fabric) Pillow cases

Hospice Width of fabric x 54 in.

Wounded Warriors (any fabric) Width of fabric x 54 in.

PILLOW CASES IN GENERAL are welcome for many agencies.

Here is a link to directions for making a simple pillowcase:
Pillowcase Instructions