Crib, lap, or larger sized quilts are made by members and donated to ACTS in Dumfries for the local Abused Women's Shelter and SERVE in Manassas. Volunteers sort donated fabric, cut fabric into strips and squares, and assemble kits. CBQ members stitch these materials into quilt tops and finish the quilt by machine quilting or tying with crochet thread or yarn. CBQ's goal is to provide ten or more Caring Quilts a month, which equals to at least one quilt per member a year.
Instructions for a simple crib sized quilt (40"x52"):
Cut 63 - 6" squares out of 100% cotton fabric
Lay out squares in a 7 x 9 grid in a pleasing pattern.
Stitch the squares together in nine rows of seven squares and then sew the rows together to complete the top.
Layer batting, backing, and top right sides together and sew around the edge, leaving an opening to turn. Turn quilt rights sides out. Stitch the opening closed.
Quilt as desired or tie with crochet thread or yarn.