Our history of quilting for charity is stellar. Even before becoming a public charity, we made more than 170 quilts for flood victims in the Vernonia area. Last year we gave 150 quilts to various charities.
Marcia Elliott, co-chair, Charity Committee
|Carolyn Drosd, co-chair, Charity Committee|
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.
|Linda, pressing a bright quilt for one of our charities.|
|Becky, making one of many charity quilts.|
A camp for children who have lost a parent or sibling allows them to know others also grieving. Twin size quilts for their bunk beds are made for them, and they may keep them.
Eiko and Nancy laying out a quilt
As many as five 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.
- History of Quilting
- The Quilt Barn Trail of Oregon's Washington County
|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 in 2016 & 2017.|
|Making blocks at Hillsboro Saturday Market|
Children are the focus of many of our available activities. We have a unit on the history of quilts and have examples of quilts both old and new.
The Washington County Museum is a partner for their “Family Days” activities for children as young as two. Children learn how to combine shapes and colors to put a quilt block together, actually make a fabric block, and take their project home.
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. We strive to engage a broader audience with the history and art of quilting.
|Connections: Quilting 1930s and Today|
|Winter Wonderland at Valley Art Association|
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