The Service Committee coordinates service projects for our guild. Please scroll down and take a look at the current service opportunities for The 4 C's - Community Coordinated Child Care and a variety of other organizations.
Also, please see our current newsletter to get the block pattern for the monthly service block.
Service Project Opportunity for The 4 C's:
Pattern for the 4 C's Simple Tote Bag (14" x 14")
You will need:
- A 15" X 30" piece of sturdy fabric.
- 2 - 20" by 2-1/2" strips of fabric for straps
Cut all pieces to the measurements.
Fold the fabric, right sides together, with a fold in the longest length of fabric. Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew both side seams. Use a zigzag stitch or a serger to finish seams. To maintain the strength of our finished bag, it is strongly recommended that you do not skip a seam finish.
Zigzag or serge the top raw edge. Fold the finished edge (matching the wrong sides of the fabric and the seams) down 1 inch. Top stitch the top hem in place.
Turn bag right side out and press.
Using the 20" by 2-1/2" strips, create straps. Take one strip and fold in half lengthwise, with right sides together. Sew a quarter inch seam. Turn and press. Repeat with the second strip.
Along the top edge of the bag, measure 3" from the side seam and mark.
Align the outer edge of the strap up with your mark and top stitching. Sew the straps in to the bag using a square for added strength.
Service Project quilt sizes:
VA Hospital quilts
UIHC and Mercy Hospitals
UIHC Child Life Program
Visiting Nurse Association
MECCA Transitional Housing
- Twin 75" by 98"
- Queen 86" x93"
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
UIHC Children's Hospital Terminally Ill Children
4 C's - Community Coordinated Child Care