Community Outreach contributes quilts to California Pacific Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care, Homeless Prenatal Program, Asian Women's Shelter, Epiphany House for Families in Recovery and Rafael House. In the past, we have also worked with other organizations to make lap quilts for Laguna Honda Hospital. In the last two years the Quilters Guild has donated more than one thousand quilts.
We are a generous group. Here's what we've donated since May, 2010:
Zen Hospice 6 quilts;
CPMC, 314 preemie quilts;
Homeless Prenatal, 24 quilts;
Asian Women's Shelter, 35 quilts
Epiphany Center for Families in Recovery, 28 quilts
Raphael House 3 quilts
Total of 410 quilts in just over a year, 314 preemie, 96 crib thru full sized quilts.
Members make quilts in three general sizes. The charities have suggested these sizes, but any size quilt is welcome.
Preemie quilts are 18" x 18" to 24" x 24" or any size in between.
Crib/lap quilts are approximately 36" x 45".
Twin bed sized quilts are 60" x 80".
Pre-made kits of fabric and batting for preemie quilts are available at guild meetings as well as at QuiltAway when an evening is devoted to making community outreach quilts. Larger quilts are made from the Community Outreach fabric stash, or from members' own stashes. Two times a year, the Saturday or Sunday Sewcial is devoted to working on Community Outreach quilts.
New ideas from Guild members are always welcome.
Photos below are some recent quilts for donation: