Members of our guild are active as volunteers in the community and also make items which they give as donations to a variety of organizations.   With Conkerr Cancer, a faithful group of guild members has been going to the children's wards of hospitals in Greater Boston to make pillowcases with the young patients.  They also take along pillowcases that are already made, washed and ready to use, to give to patients who are unable to make their own.


Children's quilts are donated to:

Horizons for Homeless Children

Project Linus


Quilts for Adults and families/other children are donated to:

Casa Nueva Vida

Fisher House


The Guild has also sent quilts for special needs:   The Boston Marathon Bombing,  Hurricane Sandy and after the Japanese Tsunami.

The Guild gives the proceeds from the raffle quilt, made for each biennial quilt show, to local food pantries.


Guidelines for Items made for Donation

Fabrics and general information:

Please use 100% cotton fabrics.

Flannel is great for pillowcases and quilt backing

Do NOT add any decorations on items for children.  This includes buttons and ribbons.

These items will be laundered frequently.  Please use a double layer binding and quilt well.

All donations must be newly washed using UNSCENTED DETERGENT and dried WITHOUT DRIER SHEETS.  Please put laundered items in a closed plastic bag. 

All donation items must be pet hair and smoke aroma free.


PBQ General Size Guidelines for Donation Quilts


Newborn/preemie         24 x 24 inches  to 30 x 30 inches

Child                                  36-40 wide x 45-60 inches long

Wheelchair                       27-36 inches wide x 36-40 inches long

Lap quilt for an adult     50 x 60 inches

Twin bed quilt                 60 x 80 inches

Full size bed quilt           80 x 80 inches or larger

The bottom line:  If you made something and want to donate it, we will find a home for it!

Pillow cases:

Instructions for making pillowcases for donation:  There is a great  pillowcase pattern and tutorial on the Conkerr Cancer website