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The Capital City Quilters (CCQ) Guild participates in a number of community service projects throughout the year as well as providing a biennial Capital City Quilt Show free for the community. 

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Comfort Quilts

CCQ has been making and donating comfort quilts throughout the community for years. Some of the organizations that have received these quilts include:

Red Cross of SE

Cancer Connection

Haven House

Juneau Police Department

Victims of natural disasters

Juneau Housing First

Infusion Center-Bartlet Hospital

Family Promise

Shrine of St. Therese

Many fundraisers in the community

Approximately 100 quilts are donated each year. 

 

The Guild also donated 9 quilts to Maui, Hawaii following their devastating fire. 

This is a guild project and needs many guild members to join in the fun.  The guild budgets for batting each year and the quilt tops are made by guild members, quilted by guild members and then have the binding sewn on by members.  

 

(Note:  Please try to make comfort quilts no wider than 44-48" wide by 60" long.  Larger quilts may be donated to be used by Cancer Connection.)

For more information contact Judith Morley.

Pillowcases 

Capital City Quilters Guild members make pillowcases to donate to various organizations throughout the Juneau Borough and the state.The Guild has donated pillowcases to Aware, Office of Children Services, Juneau Housing First, Nome Children's Home, Juneau Youth Services, and the Juneau Pioneer Home. 

Members can pick up free kits at meetings, or can use their own fabrics, to sew pillowcases.

Pillowcases should have all seams "enclosed" or finished.  See tutorial to the right.

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Video tutorial for pillowcases  

(this is just one of many tutorials on making pillowcases with the "burrito method")

PDF tutorial for burrito pillowcases

Unfinished Objects (UFO)

The Let’s Get Quilting UFO Project is sponsored by the Capital City Quilters Guild.  Basically, it’s a contract to help you commit to finishing some of those “Un-Finished Objects” that you may have tucked away in a closet, drawer or from your long lost Aunt Nellie who is long since gone and has left in your devoted care.  Sure…we all have something tucked away that is just waiting for completion…so here’s your opportunity.  The only one you’re competing against is yourself so you determine the amount you are willing to pay to complete this project.  Remember though, if you don’t complete it by September, then you owe the Guild the amount that you promised to pay.  If you do complete it, with a batting, binding and label then you’re a WINNER!  Congratulations! Not only did you complete your project, then you also are awarded an amazing prize by the following September Meeting. (The UFO program starts in January and forms can be found in the Members Only Section).

Contact Sandra Bleicher

Felted Wool Mittens 

Thank you to all of you who made mittens for Juneau’s homeless; they were well received by St. Vincent’s. The guild made and donated 25 pair of felted wool mittens in 2023, and has decided to make this an annual project. Please collect all wool sweaters and guild members will felt them, and cut them out.  If you want to purchase your own pattern it is called Matawaska Mittens.  Sandra Bleicher and I are looking forward to making mittens with you this summer!

We also discussed making very simple hats. That pattern is

called Fleece Fun…it comes in several sizes and takes

only minutes to make! Thanks again! 

Contact Nancy Krehlik at nkrehlik@me.com

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PAST PROJECTS: 
Protective Mask Covers for Medical Providers during Covid-19

During the late winter and early spring of 2020 the Covid 19 virus caused a shortage of N-95 medical masks. The CCQ provided cloth covers to go over these masks to extend their use. Over 1200 mask covers were made and distributed to Bartlett Regional Hospital, Valley Medical, Family Practice, Jami and Glacier Pediatrics.

Receiving Blankets

Capital City Quilters Guild members made receiving blankets to donate to AWARE and various organizations throughout the Juneau Borough.  Tutorial for receiving blankets 

One who sleeps under a quilt is comforted by love.

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