Charity Quilts
Yikes! I can't stop quilting!

You're addicted. Admit it and solve your problem by donating your quilt projects. There are several charities that have quilt donation programs. Are your scraps controlling your life? Many of these organizations need fabric, thread and other quilting supplies to create their quilts.

Contact local organizations, domestic abuse shelters, children's aid offices, hospice facilities, and animal shelters. Ask staff at local quilt shops if they know of comfort quilt groups. Quit feeling guilty - donate and quilt on! Donation Contacts

Alberta Children's Hospital

Alberta Children's Hospital is the largest public hospital for sick children in the prairie provinces. The new facility in Calgary opened on September 27, 2006. The hospital includes sleeping facilities for parents, babysitting service, sacred space, pet visitation, and healing gardens. Alberta Children's Hospital

Little Warriors

Little Warriors is a charitable organization with a national focus that educates adults about how to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Little Warriors also provides information about the prevalence and frequency of child sexual abuse and information about healing and support resources. The Be Brave Ranch is a facility that offers a family-oriented treatment program that combines multiple proven therapies for children ages 8-12 who have been sexually abused. Little Warriors

The Zipper Quilt - October, 2014

Missouri Star Zipper Quilt
October, 2014

I made the Zipper Quilt to be given to Little Warriors - the charity chosen by our Guild for 2014-2015. I used the wonderful Honey Bee Mine Collection from Henry Glass.

Missouri Star Zipper Quilt Tutorial

Flowers in the Garden - June 2017

Flowers in the Garden
June 2017

The charity chosen by our Guild for 2016-2017 was Little Warriors. The quilt was a joint effort. Sally pieced it and I quilted and bound it.

This kit has been kicking around my sewing room for a couple of years until Sally rescued it in an effort to reduce my stash.

The fabric is from Camelot Collection "Monster Mash" designed Heather Rosas. For the back, I used fabric from the Colorfully Creative Collection by Riley Black Designs. The pattern is Flowers in the Garden by Sweet Jane. It has instructions for two sizes - a baby quilt and a lap quilt but because of the nature of the pattern the quilt can be made any size. It is a great pattern because it goes together fas and there are very few seams to nest. It is great for large print fabrics and looks very scrappy.

Meals on Wheels

Calgary in 1964 was a growing and relatively affluent city. Recognizing that many elderly people were living alone with no support system the United Church Women started a pilot project on November 15th, 1965 for meal service with 8 clients. Meals were prepared in the kitchen of the Calgary North Hill Community YMCA. In 1967 the organization became a United Way Fund agency. Now, 50 years later, more than 700 volunteers deliver meals five days a week to needy clients. Calgary Meals on Wheels

Christmas Placemats - December, 2014

Meals on Wheels
Placemats & Coasters
December, 2014

I made these placemats to be given to Meals of Wheels a community project of our Guild this Christmas. The centre part is not pieced. I just cut it out a panel and then used the balance of the panel to make some coasters.

Quilts of Valour Canada

The mission of the Quilts of Valour is to recognize Canadian Forces members for their service and commitment to our country.

Quilts are provided to armed forces bases, rehabilitation hospitals and veterans homes right across the country! Longarm quilters have registered their participation in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. Quilts of Valour Canada

Victoria's Quilts Canada

Victoria’s Quilts Canada’s mission is to provide handmade quilts to people with cancer in Canada. By providing quilts, they bring physical comfort to those dealing with cancer as well a spiritual comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their struggle.

Every month, the volunteers of Victoria’s Quilts Canada make and distribute over 400 quilts free-of-charge to individuals diagnosed with cancer across Canada. Since 1999, nearly 34,000 quilts have been delivered. Each quilt, which represents a virtual hug, is handmade by one of about 1000 volunteers. The quilts provide comfort spiritually, with the stress and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis, and physically, as they provide warmth during treatment. Victoria's Quilts Canada

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