quilters give back

Each year, The Quilt and Needle's forum participants work together to sponsor two or three groups or charities that are in need of quilts. During the year, our patrons donate supplies, time and love towards making quilts for these groups. The quilts are sent to the sponsored groups as they are completed, throughout the year. We have donated hundreds of quilts over the past 7 years to organizations including those below.

Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center - A Counseling Center for Abused Children

http://www.ohhcac.org/

Harmony Home




"Every day children victimized by abuse find their way to Harmony Home. When they arrive, they find caring professionals and volunteers who devote themselves to helping children through the nightmare of abuse. Families find the support and resources they need and deserve. And, most importantly, children and their families find a place where together their healing can begin."

- From the Harmony Home Website

Pine Ridge Native American Reservation - Supporting Native Americans in Need

http://friendsofpineridgereservation.org/ 

Pine Ridge Native American Reservation





"For every quilt we can send, we know that at least one person will be warm, and will survive the frigid weather, when without a warm quilt, they might become just another statistic!"

- Nola Rains, Member of The Quilt and Needle Forum

Quilts of Valor - Quilting to Honor & Comfort Those Touched by War

http://www.qovf.org/  

Quilts of Valor




"QOV’s are stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts. Our troops who have been touched by war are awarded this tangible token of appreciation that unequivocally says, 'Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor.'"
-From the Quilts of Valor Website

Mission Trip to Africa 

http://orphancareuganda.com/

Africa



Jess traveled to Africa with Mustard Seed Faith Community Ministries to teach impoverished women how to quilt in order that these ladies may provide for their families and care for children in their villages who are orphaned. Many quilters came together to donate sewing and quilting supplies for the women and blankets for some of the children.

"We partner with a local church in Iganga, Uganda whose purpose is to decrease the cycle of spiritual and economic poverty. A ministry that started with one sewing machine and 6 women has grown into a ministry that empowers over 270 women and men through small group education in spiritual, economic and social issues."

-From the Mustard Seed Faith Community Ministries Website

How you can help


If you are interested in helping out with this project, we would appreciate assistance with any stage of the process. That is, if you are willing to piece a top, or piece blocks, or quilt the sandwich, or purchase supplies, etc., we have a place for you. Together, we are making a difference.
For more information or to volunteer, please visit the Quilters Give Back thread on The Quilt and Needle Forum.

 

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