This is a listing of the items that the community needs. I will at times announce that the
requests for a certain item is heavy and we can concentrate on that item for a bit. These items
listed are things that I will always be able to donate. I do not want anyone to think or feel that
this is required by the members. You are welcome to do as much or little as your life allows at
Baby quilts are donated to Morton Plant Hospital which sends them to many local hospitals.
We also donate quilts to Healthy Start Pinellas. They work with expectant moms doing
Quilts can be square or rectangular shape. There is no strict size requirement If they are
baby quilt size up to a twin or throw size quilt I can find a home for it!
Shop your stash. Try a new pattern or technique. It can be a panel print. They do not have to
be something that would go in a quilt show. Try something new without committing to a big
project. I want everyone to feel comfortable with their own skill level to participate if they
would like to.
They need to be sturdy so machine quilting is preferred. The quilting can be as simple as using
a walking foot going around the block or diagonally. I have seen many quilters advance their
skill level by just trying something different. I would like you to show them at the meetings. They have been truly beautiful and moms are so happy to have them.
INFUSION/CHEMO CLINIC QUILTS
The infusion/chemo clinic at the hospital is offering patients a throw size covering to keep warm during their appointments.
They have requested 36x48 inches. They can be flannel on both sides OR Cotton on one side and a flannel backing. NO BATTING so they take less space in the cabinet at the hospital. Since there is no batting you can do the bagging technique if you don’t want to bind them. Then you can tie them OR quilt them OR use a stitch on your machine to tack them.
They will be light weight but soft and warm.
REHAB CENTER QUILTS/ LAP SIZED QUILTS
If you have fabrics to use that are not good color or print for babies you can make a quilt for a
man or woman. They can be distributed to the rehab centers. Lap quilts can be used as well.
Use your best judgement for the sizes. I will find a home for them!
These are made for the kids who go thru the ER. They are given a bear to take home after their
trip to the hospital. They are so cute when they are done in fun prints with a ribbon around
their neck. No buttons attached for safety reasons.
These are small flannel unstuffed hearts. They place one next to moms skin and then under the
baby's head to help with bonding. They are fast to make and use up stash from your sewing
CHEMO HEART SHAPED PILLOWS
These are used for comfort after surgery. They are stuffed and made from cotton fabric and go
to the hospitals to distribute.
Make from flannel they are distributed to the new moms at the hospitals
I understand the treatment area for men and for women is cold at the hospital. If you are a
knitter or crocheter and want to make a yarn item that the patient can drape over their
shoulders there is a need there. For example, a small crochet afghan that is about 38 inches
wide and long enough to cover over the shoulders and neck area. Those would go to Morton
- Baby hats should be fitting a grapefruit for newborn size. They ask to not use any porn porns
or beads etc for safety reasons.
- Chemo hats should be made of very soft yarn that is washable
These are going to the rehab centers and are always needed. I have a pattern or you may use
any pattern you have on hand. We are trying to go with an adult size to protect the patients
clothing. See me if you would like more info.
There are many good tutorials online or you tube if you are looking for items to make that you
enjoy doing with what you have at home. Please see my if you come up with a good idea so I
can share with others
SEWING WORK ROOM
If you would like to gather a few friends and have a sewing group time there is need at Morton
Plant. They have machines there and supplies. They just need more woman power. You can
reach out to TINA at 727-252-8418 for further info.
I will distribute donations of fabrics and batting as they come available. They are for any of the
charity projects that we participate in. That being said, I am not saying that there is a deadline
for doing the projects. If you have a busy summer planned and won't get to it till fall that is
fine. Or you need something to go with what you have already then help yourself. I have never
found a source for donated stuffing unfortunately.
We provide monetary donation from our 50/50 for the Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church – Angel Tree. This money is used by the church to purchase Christmas gifts to local children in Pinellas County. Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning.