FAQs


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, socks and baby toys. We quilt, crochet, knit and embroider. 

When Do We Meet?

We meet twice a month throughout the year on the second and fourth Tuesday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. We also go on occasional field trips TBD.
   
The meetings are casual - many come and go throughout the day. Bring whatever supplies you need to work on your projects (sewing machine, etc.). We eat lunch together, so pack a lunch. There is coffee available, and people take turns bringing in snacks. 

Where Do We Meet?

We meet in the Johns Prairie Room in the 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 $10.00/year. The Treasurer will collect dues in January. Name tags are also available for a small fee.

What Size Quilts are Needed?

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

Is Fabric and Batting Available?

There is a fabric stash and also yarn at every meeting for us to use in making the baby quilts.The fabrics and yarn come from donations. Feel free to donate!

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

Are Patterns Available?

Each month, a member volunteers to provide a pattern, demonstration, and additional support. It is your choice to work on this pattern, or work on a different project. We have aa nice collection in our pattern book which is at each meeting. And the non-copyrighted patterns are available on this website.

What Supplies Should I bring to the Sew Bee Meeting?

Depending on your project, bring your sewing machine 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.