THE

"SLEEPING BAG PROJECT"

MY BROTHERS' KEEPER QUILT GROUP

OFFERS YOU THE

UGLY QUILT

PATTERN

ESTABLISHED IN 1985

MY BROTHERS' KEEPER QUILT GROUP IS NOT A CLUB. WE ARE INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS DESIRING TO HELP THE HOMELESS BY MAKING SIMPLE EMERGENCY SLEEPING BAGS FROM RECYCLED FABRICS AND DISTRIBUTING THEM.

FREE

TO PEOPLE WHO ARE COLD ON THE STREET.

OUR ONLY PURPOSE IS TO HELP THE HOMELESS BE WARM UNTIL THEY CAN BE HELPED OR HEALED BY OTHERS IN OUR SOCIETY.

CAN YOU HELP?

SHELTER SEARCH PATTERN WISH LIST

MAILING ADDRESS

My Brothers' Keeper Quilt Group
R.R. 1, Box 1049
Hop Bottom, PA 18824
U.S.A.

PHONE NUMBER

570-289-4335


EMAIL ADDRESS

mbkqg@epix.net

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THE

UGLY QUILT

AN

EMERGENCY SLEEPING BAG

WHY THE NAME 'UGLY QUILT'

a. The Sleeping Bag is a utility quilt made from clean used or no-cost fabrics.

b. This simple sleeping bag should not have a market value to assure the homeless are beneficiaries.

c. The name indicates the skill level needed for this tied quilt.

d. The Ugly Quilt can be made in less than a day.

e. A group can make one in an hour.

THE OUTER SHELL OF THE SLEEPING BAG IS MADE BY CUTTING SCRAP MATERIAL, BEDSPREADS, DRAPES OR RUMMAGE INTO THE LARGEST SQUARE OR RECTANGLE THE PIECE WILL ALLOW.

1. Sew enough pieces together to form a seven foot by seven foot (7' x 7') square.

2. Sew two, 7' by 7' squares together to form the sleeping bag cover. 7' by 14' finished length.

3. Stitch two sets of three foot straps to a 7' edge, approximately 15 and 30 inches in. Straps are made of neckties, dress belts, etc.

4. On three eight foot (8') church tables, fill one half of the 14' x 7' piece with clean old blankets, mattress pads, fiberfill or light-weight rummage. Leave a three inch (3") seam allowance on the three open edges.

5. Cover with remaining 7' length. 6. Tie knots through all three layers with a double crochet cotton every eight inches (8"), to secure the covers to the fill layer.

7. Lay the 3' straps up onto the tied quilt.

8. Fold the tied 7' x 7' in half, R to L forming a 7' x 3 1/2' sleeping bag shape. * Triple knot with crochet cotton the remaining side and bottom edges every three inches catching only the four cover layers. Raw edges will insulate the seams when turned * The top edge and folded side are finished.

9. Turn right side out.

10. Roll up and tie straps tightly to secure. Feel free to implement your ideas but keep it simple, quick and cost free.

You are personally saving lives!

PREVENTING HYPOTHERMIA ON THE STREETS

OPTIONAL

Ask a blessing for those who suffer from the cold.
Add a hat, gloves, a scarf socks, underwear, soap, etc.
Homeless women are warmer in men's clothes.
With a Magic Marker, sign and date Sleeping Bag with:
My Brothers' Keeper Quilt Group and your zip code.
Add a message of "HOPE", Non-judgmental
e.g. - a page from an old hymnal, daily paper, guidepost.

WISH LIST USED OR NEW ITEMS

7' X 7' SQUARES FOR COVERS

ugly quilt tops (see step #1)

MENDING KITS & SAFETY PINS

HEALTH KITS

TOWELS - PILLOW CASES

HATS - GLOVES - MITTENS

MEN'S UNDERWEAR

SOCKS - SWEATERS

BLANKETS & BEDSPREADS

NEEDLES (medium eyed)

YARN-CROCHET COTTON

MAGIC MARKERS (black)

SCISSORS - SEWING SUPPLIES

NECKTIES (for handles)

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HELP TO DEVELOP A FUND-RAISING

QUILT BOOK

SHELTER SEARCH

CALL YOUR REGIONAL

UNITED WAY REFERRAL SERVICE

ASK

WHO IS HELPING THE HOMELESS

PHONE # _______________________

DELIVERY ADDRESS

CALL

OFFER YOUR FREE HOMEMADE

SLEEPING BAG TO THE REGIONAL

HOMELESS POPULATION

SMALL DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

VAN FUND

VIDEO FUND

SEWING SUPPLIES

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

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DONATIONS TO:
MY BROTHERS' KEEPER QUILT GROUP
R.R. #1, Box 1049
Hop Bottom, PA 18824

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A 501C3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

FOUNDED 1985

ALL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

ROLL UP PRAYER

LORD TAKE THE WORK OF
OUR HANDS AND BLESS IT
AND IN THY NAME, LET THE
PERSON THAT RECEIVES THIS
GIFT KNOW THAT HE IS LOVED.

AMEN






"THANK YOU FOR BEING MY BROTHERS' KEEPER"

DO IT AGAIN IF YOU CAN.