Quilt To Give Sewing Bed Quilts for Individuals and Families in Need

Sewing a quilt and giving it as a gift is gratifying. Sewing a quilt for someone in need or who is going through tough times shows compassion. Most importantly, the recipient feels loved. Win. Win!

This will be the nineth year that Nancy Zieman’s Quilt to Give quilt pattern will be sewn and quilted during the annual Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, September 5–7, 2019. If you aren’t able to be at the event, you, too, can make a twin-sized quilt, then donate it to a local shelter or charity.

Nancy made the first Quilt to Give design in 10-days, sewing a little each day. She chronicled the 10-day journey with full instructions on how to make the quilt on the NZP blog. Our hope is that sometime in the near future, you and/or your quilting group will consider making this easy quilt design, made with columns instead of blocks, and then give it away. Hence the name Quilt to Give.

Quilt to Give Community Service Project

The Quilt to Give project will again be the community service project at the annual Quilt Expo, Last year over 29 bed-sized quilts were made and/or donated by participants. Quilts were donated to  Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

Nancy Zieman Productions and Wisconsin Public Television would like to thank the many Quilt Expo Volunteers, Quilt Expo Attendees, the talented team at M&R Sewing and Vacuum, for your many years of sponsorship and service for Nancy Zieman’s Quilt To Give.

Several kind souls present completely finished quilts at Quilt Expo—New Quilts of all patterns and colors are welcome.

Quilting groups also take on the challenge

Quilt to Give by Nancy Zieman. How to make a speedy, yet attractive quilt to give to those in need. Quilt to Give by Nancy Zieman. How to make a speedy, yet attractive quilt to give to those in need.

Others donate time to cut, press, and stitch, during the Quilt Expo event

Quilt Expo Madison Wi Quilt to Give Volunteers

Receive a Quilt To Give Volunteer Pin

Receive a Quilt To Give Volunteer Pin when you stop in and stitch 30 min., donate fabric in bright colors (1/4 yd. or more), a quilt batting (twin or larger), and/or donate a finished/new bed quilt!

Quilt to Give Buttons at Quilt Expo

Bed-sized quilts are in demand

We’re looking forward to seeing some of the NZP blog readers at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, September 5–7, 2019. For many of you, the logistics of attending may not be in the cards. Yet, we encourage you to make one of these easy Quilt to Give projects with the intent of giving it away!

Bed-size quilts of all sizes are welcome. Twin-sized quilt donations are great, tootwin-size is the size we’ll be sewing during the event, too. Why? Two organizations that will be receiving finished quilts, Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) have both requested this particular size. Enchanted Makeovers services national women’s shelters and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) is a Madison-area woman’s shelter with twin-sized beds in each room.

Make a quilting plan

Quilt to GIve, how to make an easy twin-sized quilt

  • Sort fabrics from your stash. Begin by selecting a print or prints that will be used as the inspirational fabrics. Then choose other fabrics that coordinate with the inspirational fabric.
  • Gather solid-color fabrics that coordinate or match with the inspirational fabrics. Choose many solids or mottled fabrics (subtle prints that appear as solid colors from a distance) as possible for this project. Read the full lesson on sorting fabrics.

  • Determine which fabrics will be the outside columns (the more solid the better) and which will be used for the scrappy center columns. Fill out the worksheet to denote which fabric colors will go where.

Quilt to GIve how to make an easy twin-sized quilt

Free online instructions

Here are links to all 10 Quilt to Give Lessons, or visit QuiltToGive.org.

The Easiest Ever Quilt to Give Design

During our first community quilting project, a donation of four yards of striped fabric with a salsa flavor was given. Great donation, but it just didn’t seem to fit with any other fabrics.

Quilt to Give, how to make an attractive yet easy twin-sized quilt Then it dawned on Nancy to use the striped fabric as the center section of each column—no piecing needed for the center columns! You’ll find optional fabric cutting instructions when using a stripped fabric when you download the twin-sized quilt worksheet

Quilt to Give, how to make an attractive yet easy twin-sized quilt

Quilt To Give by the Numbers

2011: Thirty-five quilts were collected and an additional 10 were completed during the show. Quilts were distributed locally and twenty-five were sent to Joplin, MO.

2012: Twenty-five quilts were collected and 11 were completed during the show, which were distributed to those in need by Baby Lock dealers across the country.

2013: Sixteen quilts were collected and 15 were completed during the show, which were distributed to those in need by Baby Lock dealers across the country.

2014: Twenty-one quilts were collected and 10 were completed during the show and donated to Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

2015: Thirty-five quilts were collected and an additional 10 were completed during the show and donated to Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

2016: Fifteen quilts were collected and an additional 12 were completed during the show and donated to Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

2017: Seventeen quilts were collected and an additional 11 were completed during the show and donated to those affected by the 2017 flooding in Houston, TX, Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

2018: 14 gorgeous bed-size quilts were generously donated, plus an additional 15 quilts were stitched and completed on site at Quilt Expo. Plus, post-Quilt Expo additional quilts were finished and shipped to Nancy Zieman Productions in time for ALL quilts to be donated to Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

300 Total Beautiful Bed Quilts—to date—Donated to Individuals and Families in Need!

Quilt To Give Sewing Bed Quilts for Individuals and Families in Need

Nancy & Lucas with Nancy’s First Quilt To Give, 2011


View the Quilt Expo Advance Registration Guide and register for Lectures, Workshops, Evening Events, and more!

Join in the fun and become a Quilt Expo Volunteer, today!

Join in the fun and become a Quilt Expo Volunteer, today!

 

The Nancy Zieman Team is thrilled to share an advance peek at our BRAND NEW! RED ELEGANCE fabric line with Riley Blake Designs - in stores NOV. 2019.

The NZP Team is thrilled to share an advance peek at our NEW! RED ELEGANCE FABRIC LINE with Riley Blake Designs – in stores NOV. 2019. Please ask your favorite quilt shops and retailers to pre-order this gorgeous NEW! Red Elegance cotton quilting fabric line, TODAY! The NZP Team is creating all new projects for this elegant fabric line! Stay Tuned …

For a chance to win two tickets to Quilt Expo, and two Quilt To Give Volunteer Pins, please leave a comment below pledging your support for Nancy Zieman’s Quilt to Give.

View the Quilt Expo Advance Registration Guide and Register for Quilt Expo Classes today!

The randomly selected winner of an I Sew For Fun Magnetic Heart-Shaped Covered Pin Caddy from Clover, is Jennifer.

I Sew For Fun Magnet Pin Caddy

Her comment is: I’m so excited to work on some pillow cases with my nephew this summer! I’m looking forward to learning some of Nancy’s tricks for myself, too. I’m going to have to make some extras because I’ve been wanting to embellish some pillow cases with embroidery and crocheted edges. So/sew excited!

 

Happy Quilting and See you at Quilt Expo!

Team Nancy Zieman

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