|Tying Charity quilts|
Westside Quilters Guild supports at least three charities annually by making quilts for their causes. For 2014-2015 we have chosen:
Angels Making a Difference
a local group which supports cancer victims and works with Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
provides quilts and soft toys to children from infants to 18 years old who are being removed from their homes for a variety of reasons such as abuse, violence, or drugs in the home. Children get to choose their very own quilt before being placed in a more suitable environment such as foster care.
Kaiser Permanente Hospital Chaplaincyprovides quilts to patients in Comfort Care, an end of life program with Kaiser.
Members make quilts in the 60"x 60" size up to twin size for adults and smaller quilts for children.
|Charity quilting at The Springs|
At least three quilts are made available annually for donation to other tax exempt organizations for fundraising purposes. If your group would like to be considered, a written request to the guild will start the process.
WQG welcomes you to join us in our charitable quilting. If you would like more information or have any questions about our charity projects, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Education Committee’s goal is to reach out to the community in the spirit of sharing the art of quilting. We are available for presentations and hands-on activities to groups interested in learning about the evolution and art of quilting.
|Oregon Quilt Project members documenting quilts for the national database. Feb. 2016|
|Mary Bywater Cross, OQP, Julie Mason, WQG, & treasurer Velma, OQP, receiving a $1000 check from WQG to the Oregon Quilt Project to help fund quilt documentation in Oregon.|
|Making blocks at Hillsboro Saturday Market|
We individualize our presentations based on the needs of the group with whom we’re working. A simple visual presentation is available for audiences of all kinds including youth, seniors, and the disabled, from novice to advanced quilters. Our committee strives to engage a broader audience with the history and art of quilting. Let us know if your group is interested in learning more at email@example.com.
|Winter Wonderland at Valley Art Association|
in Forest Grove
|Connections: Quilting 1930s and Today|