Placemats can be made with strips, orphan blocks, scraps, or any pattern you'd like. Be creative! They generally measure about 12"x18", include batting, and are turned pillow-style rather than bound.
Placemats are given to retirement homes and Meals on Wheels.
We make quilts of all sizes, for both children and adults and generally give them to local nonprofit groups for distribution. We make kits for members who would like to piece, quilt, and/or bind a quilt - all help is needed.
Most of our pillowcases are made for children in hospitals such as UCDavis and Shriners.
Pillowcases take 3 fabrics, one each for the body, the cuff, and the accent strip. We have a pattern for pillowcases, which may be finished with a serger or French seams.
The Foothill Quilters Guild is deeply committed to giving back to the community. One or two general meetings a year are dedicated to working on community service projects; and throughout the year the Community Service committee hosts Activity Days to make various-sized quilts and other projects that are donated to local entities. Different projects are scheduled depending upon the greatest need at the time, and from time to time we get requests for specific items that we try to accommodate when we can.