Austin Area Quilt Guild

Baby Bundles

We distribute hand-made quilts to three local agencies in the Austin and Travis County area.

AAQG donated 565 quilts to the follow organizations during the 2021-2022 year.

  1. Healthy Families Travis County
  2. Travis County WIC/Mom’s Place
  3. Children’s Advocacy Center/Bastrop

How can Members Participate in the Baby Bundles Program?

  • Participate in the quilt making process
    Pick up a kit at the next guild meeting you attend.  The kits are made by volunteers from donated fabric and include everything needed to finish the quilt.  Sew the top only, sew the top and quilt it, or finish the entire quilt, your choice.  Return in-progress kits and/or finished quilts at the next guild meeting.  If you are unable to attend the in-person meetings, email to arrange for kit pick up and drop off.

  • Make a quilt from your own stash.  See guidelines below.
  • Birthday Quilt
    Consider donating 1 quilt a year on your birthday, an AAQG tradition. If every member donated just one quilt, we could provide over 400 quilts to babies and children in these programs!
  • Events
    Annual Baby Bundle Production Evening Meeting – Typically November each year, at this special meeting, we turn our meeting room into a “factory floor” and see just how many quilts we can complete in one evening! Our usual goal is to finish 100 quilts!


  • Quilt size can be from baby (ideally 36 x 36 inches) up to twin size.
  • Hand or machine quilted and bound, or envelope turned. May be tied with sturdy perle or crochet cotton thread.
  • Bright child friendly colors and a simple design
  • Prefer 100% cotton quilting fabric: although a flannel back is acceptable.
  • We do not accept holiday-themed quilts or polyester, poly blend or poly fleece blankets (at the request of our organizations)

The Origin of the Baby Bundles Program

Recently, Charter Member, Mary Shepherd shared  the origin of our Baby Bundles program. In the late 1970s and into the early 1980s. The state’s Health and Human Services department sponsored a program called “Baby Bundles” and called on Quilt guilds throughout the state of Texas to donate quilts for state sponsored programs for the welfare of children. Although the state is no longer involved, AAQG decided to continue with the program on its own!

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