Gwinnett Quilters' Guild

Just for You

  Every year, the Guild donates quilts for children that are patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  When a child (birth to 18 years) arrives for major surgery, long-term treatment or other serious illnesses, they are given a quilt to keep; something to comfort them during a very difficult time.  We have been supporting this cause since the 2001-2002 year.  Traditionally, the May Guild program is devoted to showcasing these donation quilts!

Just 4 You Bee – located at Intown Quilters shop, the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm.  Bring a bag lunch, a drink and basic sewing supplies. Bring your own project or you can work on a supplied kit.  All are welcome!

Just for You has several kinds of kits you can choose from:

1).  Instant Quilts:  6 SEAMS OR LESS will finish the quilt top.  You can make it more complex, if you desire, but it’s not necessary.  Usually, backing fabric will be included.  These will be wrapped in a log with a fabric tie. These will take about a half hour to put together the top, if you don’t overthink it.

2). Super Simple: These are simply rows of fabric or a checkerboard- not much thinking involved to put together. The top should be 1//2 hr to 2 hours to put together, if no cutting is involved.

3). Normal/Easy: Usually a pattern or picture and enough fabrics for the top.  May or may not include border fabric/backing fabric.  These will be in a ziplock style bag.

4). Challenge:  Usually no pattern and/or you will need to add fabric.  Frequently these will be from donated blocks, odd fabrics.  There may be a sketched idea to help you start thinking.  Sometime it will just be fabrics that go wonderfully well together and you can figure out how to best use them.

5). Bags of squares: usually novelties 6” but may be other sizes, depending on what has been donated.  The bag should be enough to make1 quilt top using ALL the squares, if desired, without having to add borders.  OR… you can make 2 “I spy” quilt tops (see web page); hourglass blocks using your favorite method;  HSTs; disappearing 9 patch or 4 patches; jars or any other design where you need a lot of novelty print squares to make a quilt top.

The next J4U Bee Group is the day after the November Guild meeting-  Wed. Nov. 28, 10:00 am at In-Town Quilters.  We will be making bags of squares, and cutting other kits or you can bring your own project to work on.

2017 Gwinnett Citizen Newspaper Article              

“Just For You”  A poem by Kathy Sherlock

2016 “Just For You” Photographs

2017 “Just For You” Photographs

2018 “Just For Your” Photographs

Hospital Donation Summary

Just 4 You patterns, helpful hints and washing instructions

Just For You Drop-off Instructions – April 17th