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Utah Quilt Guild Service Projects for 2018


Kids Sized Quilts for Police Vehicles 

The 2018 Philanthropic project is to put children’s quilts in police vehicles. This was a project our current president, Josephine Keasler headed up in 2013. Some of the Chapters have continued the project (and some have not). There are some areas that definitely need to be resupplied. These quilts are to be given to children that come into contact with law enforcement on an emergency call. They do not stay with the police officer, but with the child, therefore it's an on-going need.

Picture courtesy of the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Springfield, Missouri.




Wounded Warrior Project AND Quilts of Valor

This year we are encouraging our members to purchase from the UQG a patriotic fat quarter for $5.00 from our Area Reps. All the money we collect from this we are donating to the Wounded Warrior Project. Members that purchase these fat   quarters will be encouraged to make a 12 1/2” unfinished quilt block using a portion of this fabric and combining it with  fabric of their own. These blocks will be brought to the UQG Annual Quilt Festival and turned in. Members will then have a chance to vote on the blocks that they like the best. The top 2 quilters with the most votes on their blocks will be awarded a prize. But the fun is not over! These blocks will then be sorted and divided into groups and we will ask members to sign up and take a group of blocks to make them into Quilts of Valor. Directions will be provided at that time. Please start thinking if you can piece a Quilt of Valor from these blocks or if you can donate your time into quilting one instead. Please take a moment and help us do a small thing for those that have and are protecting our nation from those out there that are trying to destroy our freedom. Questions about this project can be directed to Jill Cox or Kathy Gardner. Thanks for your support.


Previous Utah Quilt Guild Service Projects

 

 Home Health and Hospice 

As I was looking for a service project; two needs were brought to my attention. I wanted to find a project where our efforts would be really helpful. I received a letter from Envision Home Health and Hospice requesting quilts for their Hospice patients. I immediately loved this project since I used to be a Hospice Nurse and could see how the gift of a quilt in their last days would be very poignant. They prefer lap size quilts but will take any size.

 Homeless Shelters

Then I read an article that the homeless shelters really needed bedding. I contacted two places, one in Utah County and one in Salt Lake and they were very grateful for our help. They prefer fleece blankets, any size, since they are light and easily cleaned. Fleece blankets are quick and easy to make. They will accept quilts as well since they often help families in need or runaway teens and others for whom a quilt would be better. Basically, anything you want to make will be accepted.

 

You are all very giving people, I know because I have seen the quilts you give away every year. Consider giving to these two charities. You can give your quilts to your Area Rep or any member of the Utah Quilt Guild Board


Quilts of Valor

Quits of Valor is still a project the Utah Quilt Guild supports.  

However you decide to participate, you will be benefiting an amazing organization.  Please consider joining in the fun and rewarding work of charity quilts.

For more information see: www.QOVF.org or contact Donna Valdez, Utah State Coordinator Quilt of Valor 801-710-3322 or Donna.valdez@QOVF.org