Monday, April 23, 2012

Community Service

One of the goals for my time off is to help out more with the South Bay Quilters' Guild, both by making more charity quilts and by helping out with guild social media.

IMHO, we are a great bunch of people, united by our love of quilts and quilting. We also take our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization status very seriously, participating in myriad community services projects. (We are famous among quilt guilds for the quantity of charitable work we do considering our membership size.)

Check out these four Quilts for Wounded Soldiers that were turned in by SBQG members in April 2012. They are already enroute to Afganistan.
The quilts are shipped to combat hospitals in Afghanistan and given to soldiers in Intensive Care Units. These troops are often sent home in unheated cargo planes, so the quilts are functional for warmth in addition to showing that we care and thank them for their sacrifices.

The quilts needed are ”quick quilts” with just 3 requirements:
  • Size is 4 ft x 6 ft 6 in, or 48 inches by 78 inches (the size of stretchers and gurneys)
  • All cotton; no synthetics, including the batting
  • Red/white/blue or appropriate patriotic theme (no cartoon characters)
You need not be a member of our guild to make and donate quilts.

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