Cover Our Kids

Diana Preiss – 314-495-5269

As an on-going commitment to giving to our community, our guild provides quilts for many local organizations through a program called “Cover Our Kids.”  As a guild, we generally donate more than 225 quilts per year through this program.  The COK quilts go to Crisis Nursery (5 locations), Cardinal Glennon Medical Center, St Louis Children’s Hospital, Epworth Children and Family Services, Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition.  Please note, quilts appropriate for adults will be donated to area nursing homes.

Upcoming Cover our Kids Sew Days:
All will be held at the Salem Methodist Church from 9:30-2:30.

–Wednesday, June 5th – 9:30-2:30 – “School’s Out!  Sew Sweet Treats for the Kids!” (Layer Cakes & Fat Quarters, Charm Packs & Fat Eighths!!)
–Wednesday, September 25th – 9:30-2:30 – “Fall Frolic!  Tumbling Leaves & Sweaters, Pumpkins & Apple Picking!!”

Sewing machine and all the basic sewing supplies you require
Thread in basic or neutral colors
Rotary cutter and rulers
Extension cord
Sack lunch & drink – there is a refrigerator available

Irons and ironing boards
Cutting mats
Design walls

New members as well as veterans are encouraged to join in a day of sewing for our charity program. It is a great way to become acquainted with other members and share ideas, tips and techniques. You are welcome to bring your own project for COK or choose from the many kits COK offers. You can come a little late or leave a little early, whatever works for you. You can even participate for a few hours to just iron or cut, or pick up a kit to take home with you. RSVP’s appreciated, but are not mandatory.

Quilt Laundering Guidelines For All Donated Quilts:

All quilts made for donation need to be such as pet dander, smoke, and fragrances.

  • Wash completed quilts in cool water on gentle cycle using a small amount of mild soap or detergent.
  • Tumble dry using low heat.
  • Do not use any fabric softeners, liquid or sheets.
  • After completing laundering, please attach the large label marked “WASHED” if provided or a note pinned to the quilt.

If donating a quilt top, including the backing, please make the backing at least a total of both 6” wider and 6” longer to accommodate a variety of quilters and quilting methods. Likewise, if donating the batting as well, make it at least 6” wider and longer.

Thank you,
Cover Our Kids Committee