Delleen Kompkoff is Coordinator of our Stitching Comforts Committee, which is responsible for quilt donations to several groups throughout the community and beyond. We give quilts to the Human Solutions Family Center, "Passages" quilts to terminally ill patients at Mt. Hood Medical Center, and baby quilts to the Boxes of Love Project. We also donate quilts to Quilts Beyond Borders, Ronald McDonald House, Pregnancy Resource Center, and some of our members make Quilts of Valor for service members and veterans.
There are loads of free patterns available on the web for charity quilts. Try Arizona Blankets for Kids (click on "Patterns" in the left-hand menu bar), and MaryQuilts.com, both of which have numerous pattern ideas.
Size matters, at least for charity quilts. Here are some common sizes:
Quilts Beyond Borders - 40-45″ wide by 48-60″ long (kid prints)
Human Solutions - 40 by 60" ( kid prints)
Passages Quilts - 40 by 60" (adult fabrics)
Boxes of Love and Pregnancy Resource Center - 36- 40" wide by 40-45" long (baby prints)
Quilts of Valor - approx. 60 by 80"
Ronald McDonald House - 40 - 45" wide by 48 - 60" long (kid prints) and 36 - 40" wide by 40 - 45" long (baby prints)