Community Service - Bonnie Reyes

Placemats to Show That Someone Cares

This year’s Community Service Project is to make quilted placemats for seniors in need that will be delivered by the local Meals on Wheels organization. The placemats can be as simple as two pieces of fabric and binding or pieced blocks. This is an ideal project for scraps, learning to quilt as you go, using up orphan blocks, or practicing free motion quilting. The placemats can be of any size, but a typical placemat is 12 inches by 18 inches.

Need some inspiration? Check out the links below:
Quilt as you Go Placemat Tutorial
Self Binding Placement - XUPER SIMPLE
Scrappy Quilted Placemat

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Quilts of Valor and Community Service

2021-'22 Quilts of Valor  

Producing Quilts of Valor is an ongoing process. Piecing blocks, tops, quilting tops, binding, labels, and washing completed quilts are tasks for which volunteers are needed!  Please contact Louise Grant if you are willing to do any task.


The Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) has announced the 2022 National Block. 

This year's block is a floating Churn Dash. If you want to get a head start the

directions are located at 2022-Floating-Churn-Dash.pdf (   **Please                                    

note the instructions to save the smaller half-square triangle blocks left over                                   (Floating Churn Dash)                from trimming the larger half-square triangle.** 

NOTE:  Revised directions are now available here on the QOV page. Hopefully           (instructions) 

these instructions are easier to understand than those from QOV.                                              


Machine Quilters needed!

We have several quilt tops to match with machine quilters!  Please contact Louise

Grant ( if you are willing to take a top this coming month.


               We need to increase our supply of presentation cases.  I am attaching the instructions here.  A case                           takes a total of 1 yard of material, usually 3/4 + 1/4 contrast.  If you are interested in doing one or                             two, let me know and I'll get material to you!  Instructions are below.

               Thank you again for your interest and willingness to participate!

 (Instructions for a Presentation Case)

QOV Nomination Forms

Form to nominate a Service Member or Veteran for a Quilt of Valor (made by BVPM Quilt Guild) is

available on the BVPM Guild webpage on the QOV section of the Community Service Committee. 

The Guild plans to host a group QOV presentation at the November 2022 meeting. In addition, as

we build up our supply of quilts we may make individual and/or off-site presentations.             (Nomination Form)

Please read the criteria for nominations and make sure the form is filled out in its entirety.  Incomplete forms will be returned.  Nominees will be contacted in advance to ensure the recipient is willing to accept a QOV and has never received one previously.