Join Lourdes in making simple emergency sleeping bags for the homeless.
Handmade sleeping bags are created using the "Ugly Quilt" pattern, established in 1985 by the My Brother's Keeper Quilt Group. The outer shell of the sleeping bags are sewn together from recycled fabrics, such as sheets, comforters, curtains, or other remnant fabrics. Mattress pads, felt, and other fabric scraps are used for the sleeping bag filling. Once completed, the sleeping bags are donated to local and national homeless shelters for distribution.
Quilting and/or sewing skills are not required to make Ugly Quilts - all skill levels are welcome.
All supplies will be provided, but fabric donations will be accepted.
Donations of men's hats, gloves, scarves, socks, and travel-sized personal care items (e.g., soap, tissues, toothpaste, etc.) will also be accepted. These items are often packaged together and given to recipients of Ugly Quilts.