Easy baby blankets are appreciated by Project Linus. Local reps can be found on their website. One they suggested is back any simple pattern, 9 patch, cardtrick, pinwheels: with a fleece. No batting, use walking foot to quilt. I may do this when I can get some fleece. I did one cardtrick and tied it. Local guilds often have an interest group that provides blankets for cancer hospitals, police to give out on domestic calls, or firemen to those losing homes. They aren't interested in perfect heirlooms, just thoughtful, sturdy warm.