Charity

 Welcome to VMQG. Philanthropic work is an important part of our guild. We welcome your participation. Here are some of the ways you can be a part of it!

 CHARITY BLOCK SCHEDULE
A Block is presented to the membership via the meeting and on the web site, members have usually 2 months to sew the blocks, then they are collected and assembled into quilts.

2018 Schedule
January:          Present New Block          Feb and March meetings: Collect Blocks
April:               Present New Block          May and June meetings: Collect Blocks
June:                Present New Block          July and August meetings: Collect Blocks
August: Present New Block                    September and October meeting: Collect Blocks
November and December,                    No Charity Blocks.   We all need some time to regroup for next year!

 PILLOWCASES
Pillowcase quilts are available at each meeting. Directions are available at meetings and posted on the web site.   Pillowcases for 2017 totaled 110, and were presented to Foster Children’s Resource Center, Northridge.

 QUIT KITS
Quit kits are available for signing out at each meeting. They vary from simply piecing a top , to kits that are ready for long arm quilters to take home and complete. Included in the Quilt kit is a label that identifies VMQG. 

SEW-INS
We have had 4 sew-ins in 2017. 2 were actual “sew-ins” at member’s homes, the third was a day that we organized and cut pillowcases at Quilt Emporium, and the fourth was a day at a member’s home where we organized fabric, cut quilts and began creating our quilt kits. Contact Nona if you’d like to add your name to the list and we will call you for the next one.

 MEMBER CONTRIBUTION
Our members have been very generous. They have donated fabric, packaged and a roll of batting, and of course their time. We have many quilts that members unselfishly make and bring into the meetings to donate. You are encouraged to share with us via “show and tell”.   We have purchased batting with Joann’s 60% off coupon. Batting is our largest expense.

 OUR CHARITIES FOR 2017-2018                35 Quilts were donated in 2017
HAVEN HILLS:                       A shelter for Domestic Abuse, located in Canoga Park, CA.
OPERATION MEND:              Meeting Each Need with Dignity. Quilts are given to pregnant, or new mothers that the agency services. Its located in Pacoima, CA.
FOSTER CHILDREN’S RESOURCE CENTER: Located in Northridge, this agency services over 2000 foster children a year, from newborn to age 21.
SONOMA FIRE VICTIMS: Donated through our members at Quilty Pleasures, Simi Valley, CA

Contact:   Nona Kirby Charity Coordinator   818-400-7435

“May you be proud of the work that you do, the person you are and the difference you make”