Chapter Community Service Projects

Benefit from AQG Mini-grants

The Arizona Quilters Guild mini-grant program began as a suggestion at the Chapter Chair meeting for AQG to assist the Chapters with projects that help members of our communities.  As Community Service Chair, Barbara Polston presented a proposal to the Board to create the program.  The Board approved the program enthusiastically.  The first year of the program was 2004.  In that year nineteen Chapters received one hundred dollars each for their charity programs.  The following year the grant maximum was raised to two hundred dollars.  In the first five years of the program, forty-four of the fifty-one Chapters received grants totaling $25,555.

Many community service organizations benefit from the generosity of our members.  State police, fire departments, police departments, homeless shelters, children's organizations, schools, hospitals and museums receive quilted donations from our Chapters.  Some chapters donate to national organizations like Project Linus and other local charities that are near and dear.  What a wonderful way to share our energy, skills and materials!  Please join us in these efforts to help those in crisis.

 

2015 Community Service Projects

Read the stories behind the lists in this special edition of The Patchwork Chatter

Busy Bee Quilters

  • 16 quilts to New Life Pregnancy Center
  • 35 quilts to City of Phoenix Family Advocacy
  • 60 quilts to City of Phoenix Fire Station #7

Calico Cut-ups

  • 41 belly bands for Sun Valley Animal Shelter
  • 43 quilts, 90 pillowcases, 2 receiving blankets, 9 toys for Eve’s Place, a domestic violence shelter
  • 120 receiving blankets, 10 crib sheets for Anna’s Haven, a CPS group home for babies
  • 13 lap quilts, 15 pillowcases, 100 filled Christmas stockings for VA Hospital of Prescott
  • 20 lap quilts, 20 pillowcases, 20 Christmas stockings for Disabled American Veterans facility in Peoria
  • Clothing protectors (bibs) for Hospice of the Valley
  • 42 quilts to Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Daisy Mountain Quilters

  • 12 quilts for Hospice of the Valley
  • 13 quilts to Veterans First
  • 5 quilts to Anthem neighbors

Delightful Quilters

  • 1 quilt for Justa Center fund raiser
  • 20 quilts for St. Patrick's Catholic Church foster girls (OCJ)
  • 30+ Christmas quilts for Honor Health Thompson Peak Hospital
  • Personal items and cash for Support Our Troops
  • Quilts, pillowcases, stockings for Tumbleweed House
  • 700+ Christmas stockings for Devereux School (with another guild)
  • Quilts for the family of a Habitat for Humanity house
  • 60+ quilts for Phoenix, Advocacy Center
  • Knited and crocheted caps for newborn babies at Honor Health-Shea campus

FootHills Quilters

  • 300 quilts and pillowcases for the New Life Center
  • 25 quilts and pillowcases for the Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church

The Get 'er Done Piecemakers

  • 5 baby quilts + 5 burp cloths for Center for Hope, Mesa
  • 11 twin-size quilts for Center for Hope, Mesa
  • 5 pillow cases for Center for Hope, Mesa

Havasu Stitchers

  • 165 pet pillows for Lake Havasu City Western Arizona Humane Society
  • 156 quilts for men, women, and children
  • 118 pillowcases
  • 50 burp cloths, 56 baby bibs, and 58 children’s bibs
  • 95 walker bags and 61 fidget quilts

Nimble Thimbles

  • 42 quilts for the American Legion for distribution to veterans
  • 33 quilts for the American Red Cross for use in disaster relief programs
  • 40+ carry bags for the American Red Cross to fill with items useful after the loss of a home during a disaster
  • 25 quilts for Save the Family

Quail Country Quilters

  • 11 quilts for Rainbow Acres residents in the program
  • 16 quilts to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Flagstaff Medical Center who serve young patients in crisis from all of Northern Arizona
  • 12 mostly patriotic quilts for VFW Post 7400, distributed to veterans at the VA Hospital in Prescott, and wheel chair bound in the Verde Valley
  • 18 quilts for Verde Valley Sanctuary – used as needed in this residential facility for victims of domestic violence
  • 13 baby quilts for House of Ruth
  • 3 lap quilts for Arizona Oncology –to be used in their chemotherapy treatment room
  • 12+1 quilts for Verde Valley Senior Center –given to homebound recipients in the “Meals on Wheels” program. The Senior Center also received a quilt earlier in the year to be used for fundraising for this important program
  • 1 king size quilt for Kids Against Hunger - to be used for fundraising for their worthy cause

Quilters Anonymous

  • 241 children’s pillowcases for cancer patients
  • 26 radiation cold/hot pillow packs for breast cancer patients
  • 6 children’s quilts for cancer patients
  • 46 hospice bibs
  • 26 adult lap quilts for cancer patients
  • 1 quilt for raffle for Veterans Medical Leadership Council

Red Rock Quilters

  • 9 quilts for Camp Soaring Eagle for terminally ill children, plus 28 pillowcases to their siblings
  • 10 quilts for Verde Valley Sanctuary, a women's shelter
  • 15 newborn quilts for House of Ruth
  • 42 clothing protectors for Sedona Winds Assisted Living and Rehab Unit for residents
  • 175 garmets and other items for Sedona Threads of Love delivered to hospitals in Northern Arizona
  • $890 for Marine Corps League Sedona Detachment (fom our Christmas Boutique sales at The Festival of Trees)
  • $125 to sponsor a quilt for A Quilt for Mother's Tears for the mother of a Flagstaff police officer killed in the line of duty

Rippers

  • 3 quilts for Oakwood Adult Day Care East
  • 5 quilts for Oakwood Adult Day Care West
  • 8 quilts for Citrus Manor
  • Baby bibs & blankets for Maggie’s Place
  • 36 adult bibs for Citadel Care Center

Strawberry Patchers

  • $300 for the Fetch Foundation
  • $300 for Lacey Oldland Scholarship
  • $300 Pine Strawberry Food Bank
  • $300 Isabell Hunt Memorial Library
  • $300 Pine Strawberry Elementary School
  • $300 Payson School District #10
  • $300 Humane Society of Central AZ
  • $300 Pine Strawberry Historical Society
  • $50 Pine Elementary School Christmas Tree project

Sunrise Stitchers

  • 74 quilts for Tumbleweed and Homeward Bound
  • 17 misc items (cloth tote bags, placemats, table runners, wall hangings and 1 crocheted Afghan) for Tumbleweed and Homeward Bound
  • 7 twin size quilts for a hospice group

Vulture Peak Patchers

  • 145 quilts plus 246 baby items (receiving blankets, burp cloths, bibs, afghans, hats, etc) for Linus Project
  • 5 quilts, 4 afghans, 2 wallhangings for VA Hospital, Prescott
  • 2 quilts plus 39 baby items (receiving blankets, burp cloths, layette sets) for New Life Center, Wickenburg
  • 36 pillowcases for CAP, Wickenburg
  • 1 raffle quilt for CAMEO, Wickenburg
  • 10 misc items to Wise Owl, Wickenburg