Alamance Piecemakers has several ongoing projects, as well as at least one special outreach project per year.
Our ongoing projects include “quilts for kids,” placemats for Meals on Wheels, and quilts for Hospice. Before 2021, we donated our kids’ quilts for use by pediatric cancer patients at UNC Hospital. Now, our kids’ quilts are being distributed to meet various needs more locally through Project Linus. We donated over 40 quilts to Project Linus in 2021.
Special Outreach in 2022
This year, we are starting a project to make lap quilts for wheelchair-bound people.
We are also aiming to complete our current “blocks of the month” series and present quilts to Alamance Pregnancy Care Center in October – for distribution to the young moms they minister to in their program.
Special Outreach – to Meals on Wheels
In 2018, we made over 300 placemats for Meals on Wheels – one for every participant in the program that year!
Special Outreach – Benevolence Farm
In 2018 and continuing into 2019, we worked on “Block of the Month” projects, which turned into quilts for the six female residents of Benevolence Farm.
Each block had an associated color scheme. Members were given a new block pattern to try each month, and asked to bring their finished block back to the next month’s meeting. Some guild members contributed more than one block each month! At the end of the block-making effort, similar blocks were assembled together into a quilt top. The guild provided batting and subsidized the cost of having the 6 completed tops quilted.