Giving Quilts

This page lists the current charity quilt efforts that guild members are invited to contribute to. You can view completed quilts from past years on Our Collaborations page.

October 2023

The "Celebration" blocks have been collected and and are being completed into giving quilts.  

  • We are still collecting any blocks, or quilts, from folks that might have forgotten to bring them in! 

  • We are looking to take more to the IRC the end of November, in time for the holidays.  

  • Please let Ann or Marion know if you need one of us to pick up items from your location.

Here are several of the giving guilts completed and more are in process.  Thanks to everyone who contributed blocks.



September 2023

Those wishing to contribute to the residents of the Maui Wildfire in quilt ways may send quilts size 50" x 60” (or larger) with lightweight batting or 100% cotton to:

The Maui Quilt Shop

18 Central Ave.

Wailuku, Maui 96793

Please enclose your name, address, email and size of quilt. Any other questions please email:

Please be advised that the preferred donation is still monetary. Thank you to everyone!

July 2023

Our guild will be collaborating on our submission to the 2024 Quilt Con Community Outreach Challenge Quilt during July and August.  David Owen Hastings has volunteered to design the quilt around the theme of the MQG challenge "Symmetry".  More info about the challenge and colors at the MQG site 

Symmetry QuiltThe piecing for our SMQG submission will be simple strip sets and there will be 33 of
these for guild members to complete and return to David by Sept 1st.

Come to a Sew-in at Quality Sewing & Vacuum Center in Tukwila on Sat July 29th
(10-3:30ish) to work on a strip set and your own projects
 After July 29th we will 
distribute any leftover fabric sets to guild volunteers.

Additional Information Sheet with more details about David's Symmetry design ---->

10th Anniversary Celebration Block 2023

This year is the Seattle MQG 10th Anniversary and we are in celebration mode! Join us in making a 10 1/2" (unfinished) block of your choosing using Kona Breakers and any black and white fabric from your stash. You can pick up some of the Kona fabric at the upcoming sew-ins in April or contact Ann Marchand or Marion Lisko for alternate arrangements. Make as many blocks as you want in any style you want--this quilt will reflect the diversity of quilting styles within our guild and let us show off our talents.

Here are a few sample blocks:


Blocks are due back to Ann Marchand and/or Marion Lisko in August, so you have plenty of time to create. 
We will be collecting at the "Quilts in the Park" event on Sat, August 26th.

May 2023 Update 

In the fall of 2022 we held 2 sewing bees for guild members to work on giving quilts for our community. We used the  “Shining Star Quilt Pattern” from Suzy Quilts and donated fabrics as well as some from our stashes.  A number of quilts have been finished and below are a few of them.  We will be donating them to International Rescue Committee for their refugee resettlement program.  If you have a block you took home and want to return, please email us for address (Ann Marchand or Marion Lisko) to return.  We can even take 1 block and turn it into a smaller quilts.     


MQG Community Outreach Challenge Quilt

Our Seattle MGQ participated in the MQG Community Outreach Quilt challenge at QuiltCon 2023.  Designed by Louise Wackerman (@imfeelincrafty) and Debbie Jeske (@aquilterstable), blocks made by guild volunteers, and machine quilted by Dionne Hersh (@dinglebobbins). Thank you to everyone who contributed.

The theme was Color Shift and you could choose between a warm and a cool palette. Our Giving Committee chairs chose the warm palette and we were helped by Fabric Bubb to pull this lovely color gradation together!  Both sides are amazing.


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