Our Busy Community Service Committee and Guild Still Busy

Even with the Covid -19 restrictions, many of our guild members are still busy, while staying home and social distancing, making quilts for our community. Needs and disasters are still happening, even though we can not meet and sew together as a group.

We would like to share what our guild has done in the past, and let you know we are still working!

Packages and quilt tops, batting, backing and binding ready for members to take home to complete

Another quilt completed

Some of the beautiful quilts we give away

Volunteers needed to finish quilts

Quilts headed for a new home

Another beauty being donated

We love to make patriotic quilts for our veterans in wheelchairs

This quilt will keep someone warm

Chairperson Lois Ann distributing work to guild members



“CIRCLES OF BRIGHT” Opportunity Quilt 2019-20

Circles of Bright

The Opportunity Quilt Committee is proud to unveil the 2019-2020 Opportunity Quilt, which  took First Place at the California State Fair this year, in the category: “Medium quilts, made by a group of people”.

The pattern came from the book by Carl Hentsch from the book New York Beauties& Flying Geese.

The quilt is made with all Tula Pink fabric.

The size is 59 x59.

The committee was chaired by Lynnda Fair.

Quilt top piecing was done by Charlotte Gibson and Lynnda Fair

Quilting by Fran Watson

Binding by Teresa Lambing

Quilt label Lynnda Fair

Circles of Bright, Cal State Fair, 1st Place

On display at the California State Fair

Blue ribbon Circles of Bright

BLUE RIBBON! FIRST PLACE!




Retreat – 2017 October


How you can help

What is Community Service?

Community service has packets laid out for quilting and binding.

Community service has packets laid out for quilting and binding.

Our Community Service Program is a year round, ongoing program. Members have a choice to take home materials for making a quilt, or you may use fabric from your own stash to make a quilt. You could help cut fabric for our blocks; sign up to make quilt deliveries, sew on bindings or even help us by quilting a quilt. We encourage each member of our Guild to get involved. There are several projects available for you to pick up on a monthly basis. Just come by the table at one of our meetings and choose a project to take home.

Different projects you may want to help us with:

  • Making blocks for Block Party.
  • Quilt tops assembled with backing and batting are also available each month. Take the quilt home, quilt it and return it to our table.
  • Sewing bindings on quilts. Some of us like to bind and if that is your talent take an unbound quilt home and return it when finished.
  • If you desire, you may also make a quilt from start to finish. It is your choice.
  • Be sure and check out all of the new opportunities that we have available for you each month.

Community service committee meets nearly every Wednesday from 9:30am to 2pm at the Center Joint Unified School District Office. We sew, cut fabric and put quilts together. Everyone is welcome. Sometimes the location for our sew day changes but we always have advanced notification.

Contact Lois Ann Kellam.



Community Service total!

Hello everyone,

We had quite a successful 2019. We completed 271 quilts. Congratulations to everyone who helped make that happen. Now we have a new goal for 2020—that is to beat 271 quilts.

Community Service will be meeting every Wednesday from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

We are very excited to have a permanent place to meet and we will be meeting at

 Center Joint Unified School District Office.

8408 Watt Avenue

Antelope, CA 95843

Conference room 6

(It is a portable building.)

Bring your lunch and join us.

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Community Service quilts waiting to be finished

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Beautiful quilts we give away!

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Lois Ann and Barbara

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Sandwiched quilts for Community Service ready for members to complete

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Hard working community service leader, Lois Ann

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Community service has packets laid out for quilting and binding.

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32 new quilts this month

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Stash waterfall…

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The stash…

Quilt packages

Ready to quilt packages with tops, batting and backing await volunteers from the group.


Craftsy class you may enjoy: Finishing techniques

Hello all, thought I would suggest something you might be interested in doing in the new year: taking a Craftsy class on bindings and borders to finish off your quilts in style. I have already signed up.

Go to Craftsy.com at this URL:

https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/classes/finishing-school-edges-bindings/35419

Finishing School: Edges & Bindings with Mimi Dietrich