Frequently Asked Questions:

Who Are We?

We are a volunteer organization that primarily creates quilts and blankets for newborns at Mason General Hospital in Shelton, Washington. We also take on other projects, such as hats, booties, and socks. We quilt, crochet and knit. 

When Do We Meet?

We meet twice a month (except July and August)

On the second Tuesday of the month we meet from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for the business/planning meeting. 

On the fourth Tuesday of the month, we meet from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. This is our hands-on "Sew Bee" day, where we work on projects. Bring your supplies and pack a lunch. Coffee is made for this meeting, and people take turns bringing in snacks.You don't have to stay for the entire Sew Bee time - people come and go throughout the day. 

Where Do We Meet?

We meet in the Johns Prairie Room in the new PUD 3 building located at 2621 East John's Prairie Road in Shelton (click here for a map). Enter the parking lot using the entrance closest to Shelton. The meeting room is the one located closest to the front of the building. There is a side door leading to the parking lot.

Are there Dues?

The dues are $5.00/year. Please give the money to Jane Callea, Treasurer, in an envelope with your name on it. See JoAnn Mills for your membership card.

If you would like a name tag, contact Sherry Ford. Cost is $7.00.

Is There a Fabric Discount?

JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores offer a 10% discount card. Go to the customer service desk at JoAnn's with your membership card to receive their discount card.

What Size Quilts are Needed?

Baby quilts should be at least 36" wide, either square or rectangular. The nurses tell us new parents like larger quilts and many of us make them in the 42"-44" size.

Is Fabric and Batting Available?

The fabric stash is brought to most meetings so you can select fabric for quilts you are planning to make. Yarn is also available is you would like to crochet or knit a blanket.

Batting is not brought to every meeting, so let us know if you are running low.

Are Patterns Available?

For most Sew-Bees, a member will provide a pattern and additional support if needed. It is your choice to work oin this pattern, or work on a different project. If other patterns are wanted, at varying levels of difficulty, contact Chris Smilanich, pattern keeper for the group. Also, check out the patterns available on this website.

What Supplies Should I bring to the Sew Bee Meeting?

Sewing maching and supplies, pattern, fabric (or pick some that day), extension cord and a packed lunch. Everyone shares use of irons, mats and rulers, so you don't need to bring those unless you want to.

Would You Like to Donate?

We appreciate donations of fabric, quilt batting (cotton), and yarn. Please email us for information on how to donate.

I Have More Questions...

Please email us at ChristmastownQuilters@gmail.com.