We are pleased as a guild to give back in our community to some great causes. Listed below are the causes we support with our gifts of sewing. Items donated to charity are collected at our monthly meetings. If you bring a charity project to meeting in 2017, you will receive a ticket for a chance to win a drawing at each meeting and a big drawing at the end of the year!
Cook Children’s Hospital
Cook Children’s is in need of small pillowcases (15″x24″) for the children in their care. Please make the pillowcases in a kid friendly fabric (super heroes, cartoons, etc) as the children pick the pillowcase they want. Please make pillowcases to the specifications given by Cook Children’s. You can find information by clicking here and then clicking “Sewn Items” and choosing Small pillowcases (15″x24″), Suggested fabrics and General rules for pillowcases. *They have a particular need right now for pillowcases made for older boys and girls.
SafeHaven of Tarrant County
The mission of SafeHaven is to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change. Their shelter is frequently full of women and children in need. Their needs are tote bags for the women to carry their items in and nap mats for the children. The tote bags do not have a specification, however we have provided a simple tutorial here. The nap mats must measure 19″ x 44″.
ACH Child and Family Services
ACH Child and Family Services protects children from abuse, neglect and family separation and help children overcome these things when they do happen. We help by providing pillow cases to the children they help. Cases should be standard size and have no exposed seams when finished. Here is a great tutorial from All People Quilt.
Quilts for Peace
In response to the violence that gripped Dallas in 2016 and the tragedy of fallen officers, we came together as a guild and did the only thing we knew would bring comfort: We quilted. And we quilted some more. We put the call out on Instagram and word spread, soon we were receiving blue heart blocks, quilt tops and completed quilts from all over the world. We were able to give quilts to victims of violence not only in Dallas; but Baton Rouge, California, and other parts of the country. We will continue to make blue heart quilts for victims of violence in the future. We hope we never have to make as many as we have again, but we will be ready to answer the call to wrap those touched by violence in Quilts for Peace. This tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew is the one we have used to create the heart blocks. If you have some extra time, we welcome these blocks in your choice of blue fabric.