Concord Piecemakers Community Service

Concord Piecemakers is a 501(c) organization.

February Quiltathon

Our annual February meeting is devoted to creating quilts which will provide comfort to those in homeless shelters, cancer patients, victims of fire and domestic crises, and others. Those quilts which are not finished during our day-long Quiltathon are passed to our comfort quilt groups which meet once a month.

Comfort Quilts

Throughout the year, members meet to work together on Comfort Quilts. Fabric is donated by members and by helpful quilt shops. Groups meet either in the morning or evenings on a monthly basis. Also, kits are made up and completed by the rest of the membership at home. Between the Quiltathon quilts and those made by the comfort quilt groups during the year, 100 quilts annually are donated to charity.

We have 3 comfort quilt groups: one meets in the morning, another meets in the evening and a third emphasizes machine piecing and quilting. Please see the latest newsletter to determine the meeting days, times, and places.

Click here for quilt assembly instructions

Sewing Kits

We are putting together sewing kits for those in need. Please contact Alice Wiggin if you can donate any of the following items:

medium size tins, scissors (any size), thread, buttons, needles and pins, safety pins, measuring tape, bobbins – any style with or without thread

Breast Cancer Heart Pillows and Drainage Bag Covers

Breast Cancer Picture

Breast Cancer treatment can make so many everyday things uncomfortable and even painful.  Here are three links for making heart pillows and drainage bag covers for breast cancer patients:

1: Letter, 2: Directions, 3:Template

ConKerr Cancer Pillowcases

We currently assembling 100 pillowcases. Click here for pillowcase instructions

Community Recipients

Would you like to help with one of our community service projects? Below are just some of the organizations we support. There is one which fits just about anyone’s favorite charity or stash!

Bethke Cancer Center Emerson Hospital, Concord Road, Concord, MA 01742
Lap Size Quilts -No larger than 50X60 inches for adults: men & women, prefer machine quilted items
Contact Person – SuzAnne Weisenbloom
Childrens Hospital Boston
Quilts – any size – brights – childrens themes
Contact Person – Kristin Bartelson
ConKerr Cancer Organization
Pillowcases – brights – childrens themes, Contact Maura Cain for specific instructions
Contact Person – Maura Cain
Families in Transition, Nashua, NH
Quilts – Children or Adult
Contact Person – Eloise Newell
Parmenter Community Health Care, Wayland, MA, POC Cynthia Mayher,
Quilts – Twin Size – Adult
Contact Person – Kristin Bartelson
Project Linus
Quilts – no specific size -brights – childrens themes
Contact Person – Kristin Bartelson
The Sharing Foundation. P.O. Box 600, Concord, MA 01742, , www.sharingfoundation.org
Organization supports a orphanage in Cambodia. Dr. Nancy Hendrie a local physician delivers the items.
Quilts – Dorm Bed for Teenage Girls – 40 x 80
Contact Person – Shirley Weinberg

Add Another Recipient

If you are a member of the Concord Piecemakers and would like to add another organization to support, please make out the following form and submit it to our current Outreach Committee Chairperson.

Comfort Quilt Request Form

Concord Piecemakers Quilt Guild