New for David's House: Placemats - Size 12x18. Sets of six each. Any theme. Could be seasonal: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, or Christmas, 4TH of July, Halloween, etc. Or just bright fun colors. Next trip to David's House will be March 2021.
The age range for David's House quilts is infant to 18 years of age.
The best sizes for the quilts are: preemies: 16" x 42" (or WOF), baby: 45" x 60", lap: 50" x 65", and full: 54" x 75".
Your label for any quilt donated to David's House should read:
For David's House
From Ladies Of The Lakes Quilters' Guild
If you need batting for a David's House quilt, please contact RaeLynnW or ShelleyC.
Members generously donate between 200 and 300 quilts a year for The House.
Metal pull tabs from soda cans, beer cans, cat and dog food cans are also collected and given to David's House. The funds received for the pull tabs are then used to help buy supplies for The House.
Point of Contact: ShelleyC
News and Other Bits of Info
Note from ShelleyC dated 2 January 2021.
I wanted to let you know what is going on with David’s House. I called them on Thursday to see how things were going. Robin answered the phone and he said that they were closed for the last 10 days because of COVID-19. They were reopening on Saturday. I was very sad to hear this, because they do really good work here. But they will be back. As far as the quilts go, he said they still need them. So I will probably be making a trip the beginning of March. So, I know we have been talking about what to do with the quilts, there is a need for David’s House and the Advocacy Center.
Road Trip Journal:
7 April 2021: On Wednesday April 7th I packed my car up with lots of goodies for Davids House. I really miss going with the group. Going by myself is not fun.
I took up: 114 Beautiful Quilts, 8 isolet covers, 60 Place mats, 54 Knitted Baby Hats, 7 pillowcases, 12 Afghans, 8 Ty Babies and 1 book plus three buckets of can tabs.
They were very happy to see me and my presents. They are starting to get busier and are very happy to get the quilts. Kathy and Jaye are doing well and miss the group that comes with me.
Thank you very much for all that you ladies do. I wouldn’t be doing this if is wasn’t for you. The quilts are beautiful and I give them a hug everytime I get one. Nannie would be very proud of you. She is always my co-pilot every time I go.
Love you all very much, Shelley
29 July 2020: Made an awesome delivery to David’s House with my car packed to the top with 211 Quilts, 268 Knitted baby hats, 168 Placemats, 115 Pillowcases and lots more. They were very happy to see me. They are starting to get busy again and they were happy with the supplies.
Thank you again for doing all you do. If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t be doing this. Nannie is smiling from above.
Thank you again, ShelleyC
19 June 2019: There were 9 members, plus one husband, who delivered 117 quilts, 82 knitted hats for babies, 17 pillowcases, 11 taggies, and 3 handbags. A couple of people had not been before and were given a tour of the house. They were very impressed.
Jaye and Kathy, staff members of David’s House, enjoyed the "mini" quilt show presented by the LLQG members. We always have lots of fun showing them what we brought.
I want to thank everyone who donated to David’s House. We are truly blessed to be able to do this for them. The kids feel so loved when they get a quilt and I’m sure the babies really like the hats to keep their little heads warm.
17 October 2018: Fourteen members of the LLQG delivered 70 quilts, 9 pillowcases, 34 baby hats, 6 isolet covers, a big bag of stuffed animals and 36 Halloween bags filled with goodies. Those members here for the first time toured the facilities and peeked into some of the rooms. I can’t thank our members enough for all the quilts, hats, pillowcases and isolet covers that you make for the children. They do really love them with all their hearts. ShelleyC
20 June 2018: One hundred sixty-six quilts were delivered to David's House. Thirty-one of those quilts were generously donated by Country Village Quilters of Moultonborough. One David's House patient received a special "Ice Cream" quilt, as his wish was known far enough in advance that members had time to make this quilt for him.