All members of our guild are also members of the Community Quilts Society (funded by our show raffle quilt). We make about 100 quilts a year to give to a number of organizations on the North Shore. Each quilt is lovingly pieced, quilted, bound, labelled and given to show our support for people who may be in care, treatment, recovery, or transition.
Many thanks to everyone for the beautiful quilts – they are so appreciated by the recipients!!
June 2021 CQs
A heart-felt thank you from a recent recipient – June 2021
May 2021 CQs
Responding to the needs of our own community.
On March 27, 2021 the quiet neighbourhood around the Lynn Valley Public Library became the scene of a violent incident that resulted in the death of one, the hospitalization of 6, and many others left traumatized. Understanding the sensitivity of this incident and respecting the privacy of the victims our Community Quilts answered a calling. Through the collective efforts of a few members the Community Quilts Society was able to donate many quilts to those most in need of the comfort a quilt can give. Many of them are showcased in the video below. The Guild received these heartwarming thank you cards from two of the receiving families:
April 2021 CQs
More About Community Quilts
Community Quilts has a long history of creating quilts for many local organizations including: Lions Gate Hospital Oncology Clinic, NICU, Evergreen Extended Care, Hospice, HOPE Centre, Lookout Emergency Aid Shelter, Turning Point Recovery (Men and Women), Kiwanis and Cedar View Care Centres. We also have provided quilts for individuals in times of crisis.
A Community Quilts Workshop is usually held once a year with fabric, patterns, battings and socializing to share ideas and create quilts. Ongoing, there are kits available for sewing, and help is always appreciated for doing quilting or bindings. Quilts that members make from their own stash are much appreciated – we are happy to supply batting and backings.
Great Reasons to Contribute
- You make a difference in someone’s life – the feedback is wonderful!
- It feels good to volunteer.
- You use up stash you don’t want.
- You can try something new… like a new colour combination or pattern.
- You can practise machine quilting – it only needs to be nice, not perfect!
- At the workshop, you can learn from other quilters.
- There’s great camaraderie at the workshop.
- Help is always available in our guild.