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Ocean Waves Community Service

Since the launching of the Ocean Waves web site in the Spring of 2010, our community outreach has expanded greatly. Members, becoming aware of the increasing needs within the community, have started new partnerships, new projects or expanded their efforts on existing projects. For additional information on the projects listed below or to become involved in the groups' effort, please contact the individual listed.

Needs are frequently announced at guild meetings. If you or your group has a project, that Ocean Waves Quilt Guild could assist you with, please contact Pat DeVoll or Dottie Winn coordinators of Community Service for the guild.

On February 4, 2013, the guild had a "Sew-In" working on projects for: Friends of the Fallen, Habitat for Humanity, Heart Pillows, Pillowcases for Hope, Quilts of Love, Quilts of Valor and Tiny Tots. Charles Paparella of TV station WBOC visited the Sew-in and produced a segment for his "Travels with Charlie" feature for the evening news of our event. Click below view this segment.

WBOC's Travels with Charlie

Faith, Hope, Love

• Contact: Shirley Loveland ~ 302-436-2840

• Makes quilts for Beebe Hospital's Tunnel Cancer Center and the homeless. After donating 10,000 quilts the group has stopped counting the number of quilted "hugs" they have made.

Needs:
• fabric
• batting
• volunteers

 

Friends of the Fallen

• Contact: Marcia Bonifas

• Makes teddy bears to be given to the children of fallen soldiers when they meet the family member at Dover Air Force Base for the transfer home.

Needs:
• fabric; red, white & blue prints (small scale) or children's prints (small scale)
• poly stuffing or batting
• volunteers to sew bears (Teddy Bear pattern)

 

Habitat for Humanity

• Contact: Lois Aylor

• Makes welcome baskets for those getting a home through Habitat for Humanity. Baskets include: place mats, pot holders, window valances, etc.

• Volunteers to sew at periodic "bees" held at Lois' home (announced at guild meetings)

Needs:
• fabric - light weight upholstery ideal but any cotton fabric is welcome
• batting

 

Heart Pillows

• Contact: Edna Bennett

• Make heart shaped pillows (pattern can be found on the resource page) for breast cancer treatment centers.

• Kits available at guild meetings

Needs:
• fabric - cheerful prints, soft cotton and flannel
• polyfil
• ribbon (grosgrain preferred) 1/2" to 3/4" wide
• thread

 

Lewes After School Program

• Contact: Gail Kennedy

• Works with students in grades 1 through 5 teaching sewing and quilting skills. Some of the student's projects are donated to others in need.

Needs:
• volunteers
• batting
• thread
• embroidery floss
• fabric - in 9" squares or large pieces for backing

 

Material Girls Bee

• Contact: Pat Kost

• Material Girls is an Ocean Wave group that devotes their monthly bee to charity projects. They pitch in when any of the other charitable efforts, the guild supports, can't keep up with demand and/or work on one time projects.
• If a group or organization has a need for sewn or quilted items, you can contact the Material Girls to see if they can help.

 

Milton Century Club

• Contact: Pat DeVoll

• Makes teddy bears to be given to the police, fire, hospitals and social service groups for distribution to children

Needs:
• corduroy fabric * as of 4/15/2014 they are will stocked

 

Nimble Fingers

• Contact: Pat DeVoll

• Knits, crochets and sews for pregnant girls and makes bibs for nursing homes.

Needs:
• fabric
• yarn
• embroidery floss

 

Pillowcases for Hope

• Contact: Debbie or Bianca Iammatteo ~ 908-285-0987

• Makes pillowcases for cancer patients in Sussex County (distributed through Community Cancer Support) and for children staying at Justin's Beach House in Bethany Beach.

• Kits are available at guild meetings or they can be delivered. Future plans include regular bees.

Needs:
• cheery fun fabric
• thread
• volunteers to sew (pillowcase pattern)

 

Quilts of Love

• Contact: Pat DeVoll

• Generates an assortment of quilted or sewn projects to local charitable organizations and institutions caring for infants, families and the elderly

• The group holds bees at local churches four to five times a year; usually in Jan., May, Sept. and Nov


Needs:

• batting
• cotton fabric with baby or juvenile prints/colors
• fleece for children's blankets or quilts

 

Quilts of Valor

• Contact: Lenny Truitt through Serendipity Quilt Shop ~ 302-732-6304

• Provides quilts, in patriotic color combinations, for service men and women, primarily in Delaware and to the Port Mortuary workers at Dover Air Base.

• Serendipity Quilt Shop hosts four Quilts of Valor sewing day (Saturdays) throughout the year. Sewing machines are provided for the event. Check their website for details and exact dates
• The group accepts donations of quilt tops as well as blocks and pillowcases (which are used to present the quilt). Donations can be left with Lenny at Serendipity Quilt Shop and will be quilted by area longarmers. For more details about size, fabric guidelines and project specifications, visit QOVF.org


Needs:
• patriotic fabric

quilts in patriotic fabrics
• standard size pillowcases in patriotic fabrics
• blocks: 12 1/2" square in either a red/white or blue/white color combination - any pattern

 

Tiny Tots

Contact: Mary Martinez ~ 302-541-4964

• Creates baby quilts and knitted, crocheted or sewn baby clothing for: Sister Rosa at LaEsperanza in Georgetown which does outreach work with pregnant women in the Hispanic community.

• The group meets the 4th Tuesday of the month (except summer months) at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, DE.

Needs:

• batting
• yarn
• baby fabric

 

 

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