A Quilted Gift
Throughout the year, A Quilted Gift committee has various activities to support our local charities. We are continuing our policy of no fabric donations at this time as we are still bursting at the seams.
The Quilted Gift Program puts together kits for members to make, prepares batting and backing to allow the quilts to be quilted and bound by members. They also accept other completed tops and quilts members have completely finished and wish to donate. The Committee then decides who to donate the quilts to and arranges drop off. Depending on the volume on hand they may accept fabric donations. In the last 5 years over 850 quilts have been donated to various programs and charities!
Photo Credit: John Anvik (unsplash.com)
One method we use to give back to the community is to create a quilt as a guild and then raffle it with the entire proceeds going to our designated charity. Every other membership year, the guild votes upon which charity will be the recipient of our group efforts and then creates a quilt and spends a year in efforts to raffle it off.
Check out the "Every Quilt has a Story to Tell" Quilt Show page for more information.
NE Quilt Museum
We are proud to sponsor the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA. Our guild has a special fund drive in March and donates the proceeds towards the cause of supporting and maintaining a regional area resource that is the museum.