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Quilt Sizing

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM

 

Notable Quilt Sizes for our Community Partners

 

 

Charity

Quilt Type

Front Dimensions (width x length)

Backing &

Batting Dimensions

(width x length)

Binding Requirements

(2-1/2” wide x WOF)

Requirement (Number/year)

Preferred Materials*

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Treatment Centre **

COMFORT

54” x 66”

60” x 72”

264” (or ~ 7 strips)

50+

Cotton and/or flannel

Birthing Unit – Guelph General Hospital ***

MEMORY

Minimum =

24” x 24”

Maximum =

30” x 30”
 

 

26” x 26”

up to

32” x 32”

 

105”  (or ~ 3 strips)

up to

130” (or ~ 4 strips)

24+

Cotton and/or flannel

Michael House

(Infant) ****

CRIB

32” x 48”

36” x 54”

108” (or ~ 4 strips)

12+

Cotton and/or flannel

Michael House (Infant)

- optional

Receiving Blanket

36” x 36”

n/a

n/a

n/a

Flannel

Michael House

(Mother) ****

- optional

TWIN

or

DOUBLE

60” x 84”

or

75” x 84”

64” x 90”

or

80” x 90”

308”  (~ 8 strips)

or

340”  (~ 9 strips)

8 - 12

Cotton and/or flannel

 

 

*      Please note:  We respectfully request that you refrain from the use of ‘religious’ themed fabrics or seasonal fabrics depicting a
               religious event (e.g. Christmas).  Novelty fabrics and all colour options are considered acceptable

 

**    Guelph General Hospital’s Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Assessment and Treatment Centre: 

  1. No ‘infant’/’baby’ themed fabrics please (babies under the age of 2) are not treated at this centre
  2. Child requirements:  require only 10 – 12 quilts annually for children under the age of 12 each year (appropriately themed fabrics are permitted)
  3. Teen/Youth requirements: need keeps growing (40+ quilts/year) for young people aged 12 – 19 years.  Gender bias exists with 80 – 85% female and 15 – 20% male, but latter is on increase.  Clientele favour a wide range of colours, but have a preference for quilts with strong design elements (e.g. graphic patterns). 

 

***   Guelph General Hospital’s Birthing Unit:

        1)    Memory quilts are provided to parents grieving the loss of an infant.  Needs are variable, but based on past years, we are
               looking for approximately 2/month. 
 

****  Michael House

  1. Current residence has accommodations for 12 heads (7 mothers OR expectant mothers and 5 babies) and the new residence will accommodate up to 8 mothers with young babies/children (note:  these may be ‘graduates’ of the original residence requiring additional time and support).
    1. Infant quilts are presented to new infants and stay with the infant (need ~ 12 quilts/year);
    2. Mothers may receive new quilt donations as possible birthday or ‘graduation from program’ presents (optional ~ 8 - 12 quilts/year)
  2. Bibs, infant apparel etc. and toiletry items (for moms) are also welcomed donations.

 

 

NOTE:  Our quilts are loved by everyone who receives one.  They embody a POSITIVE MEMORY, a sense that someone really cares, which recipients carry with them long after they have received their ‘GIFT OF A HUG’!! 

 

 

THANK-YOU for your PARTICIPATION – the donation of your time, materials and talents are essential to the success of our program each year.

YOU ARE MAKING AN INCREDIBLE DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE!

 

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