2023 Community Service Projects
In April, forty pillowcases made by ASG members were given to Susan and Kathy from Tiny Stitches. They sent them on to Ryan’s Cases for Smiles.
Each pillowcase was beautiful and will be loved by a child!
May – Sit n Sew at Sandy Springs Library – stockings
June, July, August – Eight “Make & Take” events were held at Sandy Springs & North Cobb Library
July 30 – Sit n Sew Event – baby blankets & fleece scarves
September 26 – The Fashionable Friends Neighborhood Group met in Duluth and assembled 30 Christmas stockings for the Ronald McDonald House!
They had a lot of fun! Many hands made for light work!
2020 Community Service Projects:
Chris 180 – The Spot drop-in center Baby Shower
Pet Beds for Dekalb Animal Shelter
Dog Beds: https://www.free-sewing-
Cat Beds: https://www.themeowplace.com/
Cat bed patterns including recycled sweater beds, cubes, no-sew beds and other cool recycled/upcycled projects.
There is an ongoing need for kennel quilts. The Quilt Pattern Magazine post needs as they arise after natural disasters.
The Quilt Pattern Magazine Quilt Team with details on the program
Kennel Quilt Guidelines
2018 Community Service Projects:
Surgical Gowns for Bears for Egleston Children’s Hospital
Make-A-Wish Bear Gown Instructions: https://asgatlanta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ASG-Make-A-Wish-Bear-Gown-Instructions.pdf
Make-A-Wish Bear Gown Pattern: https://asgatlanta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ASG-MakeAWish-Bear-Hospital-Gown-2016-.pdf
Placemats for Meals on Wheels
Adult Bibs and Walker Caddies for Nursing Home
Patsy Spencer’s Helpful Video Download on Walker Caddie Construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRbaz5Frpdw
Suggested Walker Bag Inspirational Link: https://feltmagnet.com/textiles-sewing/Walker-Totebag
The Quilted Hug Project – Warm Shawls for Adults
Although this is presented as a quilting project, it is an easy straightforward straight stitched triangle with added pockets and a Velcro closure.
Excerpt from Facebook: We are hoping to inspire quilters and create a movement where every person in a nursing home is wrapped in a bright cheerful shawl – beautiful image isn’t it! Or going through chemo or other time of need where a warm hug can bring them comfort. Please join us in our Quilted Hug Project.
Facebook Quilted Hug Page- includes pdf patterns and discussions on size and variations: https://www.facebook.com/Quilted-Hug-Project-532216613649251/
YouTube step by step lengthy demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8_XvvkKjyM
Direct Instruction PDF Link: https://asgatlanta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Quilted-Hug-Project-.pdf
Larger Size Diagram: https://asgatlanta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/QHug-Larger-Size-.jpg
More projects will be announced as the year goes along
Patsy Spencer, Community Service Chair 2018, e-mail: asg.communityservice@asgatlanta
2017 Community Service Projects
Give Kids the World Village is a non-profit resort that provides cost-free, week-long vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Approximately 21,000 Wish pillows are given away each year to visiting children. Please review the instructions prior to creating your pillows and check with our Community Service Chair for mailing or distribution instructions.
Pillow Project Instructions
2017 Community Service Projects for the Neighborhood Groups:
Preemie Caps (very small) or Crochet Caps (young kids) in Uganda (I have a pattern)
Pillowcases for Children in Domestic Violence Centers in local areas
Quilts or Comforters twin sizes for Domestic Violence Centers in local areas
(I have fabric and batting from a Center in Henry County that needs 48)
Pot Holders for Fire Station kitchens in local areas (try to do at least 10 per station) assorted sizes no smaller than 4X4
Yvornnie A. Rice
Community Service Chair 2017
2016 Community Service Projects
Placemats for Meals on Wheels Clients – 12X18 or 10X16. Any washable fabric for male or female
Blankets for Babies – 45” square or 30X36 or cut 60” in ½. Any washable fabric flannel, fleece, cotton (no batting). Will be donated to Missionaries in West Africa for Orphanage*
Burp Cloth – Any washable fabric will be given to Pregnancy Centers
Kleenex Holders – Given to Meals on Wheels Clients (male and female)
Pillowcase Dresses – (especially for tall Girls)* – Any washable fabric not thin fabric or see through
Bibs – Any washable fabrics or towels. Given to Meals on Wheels Clients (male and female)
*Please save these items for me I will collect and deliver to Missionaries.
Yvornnie A. Rice
Community Service Chair 2016
2010 Prior – Community Service Projects
Walter Reed Dump Bag for Soldiers