The guild participates in a variety of Community Service projects throughout the year.  To support the community service projects, there are various sewing days to get the donation quilts completed.

Community Service Update — September 2022

The Community Service Committee had a productive and enjoyable summer with a sew day in July and August. By the time you read this we will have had our last sew day in the old FFAA Studio and will be looking forward to trying out the new studio in October.

Nine quilts were taken to Sleep in Heavenly Peace in August to help with their long waiting list.

The 2021 – 2022 year was very rewarding for all of us as we were able to donate over 200 quilts to various charities.  That is a lot of comfort to a lot of people. Some of these quilts were made possible by generous donations from the estates of three quilters, Deb Neiser, Bonnie Magill and Joyce Baird.  Their families were very grateful that these stashes went to such good use.

 

 

For those of you new to the EDQG, the following charities received quilts from members last year:

  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHPBeds.ca)
  • Society of St. Vincent DePaul (ssvp.ca)
  • Wings of Providence (wingsofprovidence.ca)
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Northeast Health Centre
  • Terra Centre (terracentre.ca)
  • Basically Babies (basicallybabies.org)
  • Displaced Ukrainians (coordinated by Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts)
  • Quilts of Valour (quiltsofvalour.ca)
  • Adeara Addiction Recovery Centre (adeara.ca)

 

 

 

 

Please let us know if you have other charities that could benefit from donations of quilts. We can usually respond to urgent requests.

 

Peace,

-Judi Coté, Chair, Community Service Committee

Labels for your Charity Quilts

If you would like to print your own labels for your charity quilts, here are the word files.

Multiple Sizes of Label   (pdf)

4 labels same size per page (pdf)

Multiple sizes of Label with Quilters’ area (pdf)

The community service committee can provide you with labels if you are unable to print them.

Thank you again for participating in this year’s charity project.