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Charity


Welcome to our Charity Page
If you have any questions or submissions to request please contact the guild's charity coordinator; Sharleen Jespersen. Members can find her email on the roster, all other inquiries can be sent to our email address: orlandomodernquiltguild@gmail.com

OMQG Current  Projects

Quilts for The House Next Door
Our year-long project will be making quilts for The House Next Door, a non-profit counseling center for children and teens who are victims of sexual abuse and other traumatic events. Quilts may range from lap size to twin size, with a minimum size of 48" by 60".  Sharleen would love to see at least one quilt from each member. All quilts will be collected and given at the same time to a representative from HND at a meeting at the end of the year. 


OMQG Projects for 2015

Pillow Cases for Army National Guard Battalion 
We will be making pillow cases for hundreds of soldiers heading out for their next deployment overseas. Kits will be available at Sew Days in November and December for you to whip up. Donations will be make to organizer of this challenge in January 2016.

Wheelchair Art Project
Click HERE for directions, sizes and reminders to complete your wheelchair art piece and/or oxygen tank cover. Review additional notes here along with image examples that you can view if you missed our May monthly guild meeting. You will find Margaret Loomis's contact information at the end of the instructions if you have any additional questions or concerns.

"Touchable" Quilts for Alzheimer's patients  
We will be collecting activity mats for Alzheimer patient this summer. Mats can vary in size and should have multiple sensory embellishments to them. For example, you can add buttons, ric rac, fuzzy and/or soft fabrics, zippers, pockets, etc to make them interesting and easily manipulated by hands that need to be kept busy. Click here for samples from our May meeting when this project was announced.

OMQG Projects for 2014

Orlando VA - Members may participate in a "quilt as you go" project, or make their own quilt.  Finished projects are due at the Feb 2015 meeting.  Finished quilts should be 48-50" wide and 60-70" long.  Quilts do not have to be red, white, and blue, although Linda will be making a sample quilt from the "quilt as you go" supplies provided.  Any modern quilt in masculine colors is acceptable.

Beta House - This year, we will be making baby blankets and bibs for the Beta House. Remember to have fun using bright colors and great designs for these new moms. You will need to wash all items before bringing them to Linda for her drop off in August. 

Festival of Trees Quilt - Each member is asked to make a 6.5 inch block that will be used in our tree-shaped quilt. Use on the fabrics given during the month of July. (If you want to participate but cannot attend the July Guild Meeting or Sew Days in Maitland/Dr. Phillips let us know so we can mail your fabrics to you.)
All blocks are due to Yanick by August 6th. They can be brought to our guild meeting, dropped off at Sew Day, or mailed directly to her.

Days for Girls - November Sew Days will include a demonstration on how to make the liners and shields needed for the DFG kits. Join Sharleen to learn more about this important charity organization and the work they do to provide help to young women in need. 



OMQG Projects for 2013

In case you missed the last meeting, we had a guest speaker from  Camp Boggy Creek (http://www.boggycreek.org/).  They are a wonderful organization with many cabins that are decorated with lots and lots of quilts!  I challenged our group to make four quilts for the camp. We divided up by tables and each table has a different color, red, blue, yellow and green.  The quilts are to be 60 x 80 inches and should have thin batting or flannel.  This is going to be a great way to get to know each other, plus make beautiful quilts for a great organization.



If you missed the meeting and want to jump in with a group, I am sure that each group would welcome the participation.  You can also make the camp a Boggy Bear (pattern is here http://www.boggycreek.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/boggy-bear-pattern.pdf) or a wall quilt for them to use as decorations. 

I am including the instructions for Team Yellow Table in case anyone wants to jump on board with us. 

We are making yellow shoo fly blocks.  You can find the instructions here:  http://sotakhandmade.blogspot.com/2012/09/shoo-fly-block-tutorial.html .  The blocks are 12.5 x 12.5 to finish at 12 inches.  Our blocks can be anything yellow which means they can be prints or solids and they can have other colors in them too, as long as the block still reads as a yellow block.  I found a similar quilt here:  http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html.  Granted, it is all different colors but it still shows what a scrappy shoo fly quilt can look like.   Here is another one that is less scrappyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/silaibunai/5802116911/ but still gets the point across nonetheless.  



We will need a total of 30 blocks and they need to be completed by December’s meeting.  I have agreed to piece the top together but I am hoping that someone else can quilt it.  I am also willing to bind it if no one else can but I am really, really hoping someone wants to quilt it.  J  However, if anyone wants to piece the top or bind it, I don’t mind sharing.  haha

All the quilts and Boggy Bears need to be turned in by February’s meeting.  As we get closer to February, I will also let everyone know the date I will be taking the quilts to the camp in case anyone wants to join me for a tour of the place.  It looks beautiful on the website and what my daughter’s best friend has told me.  I can't wait to see it in real life. 

So, what are the other tables up to?  I can't wait to see what ya'll have in store!

Please call or email me if you have any questions.

Thank you for all the good deeds you all are doing.  I know that the beneficiaries of all the quilts greatly appreciate them!

Jodi Peterman

Other Requests for help






Past Charity Projects:


Chevron blocks were used to make two fundraising quilts for the Camaraderie Foundation. They will be featured at an upcoming fund raising event at the Citrus Club in Orlando. During the summer Jodi will collect additional sampler blocks for a future quilt for this group. For these additional blocks please use any combination of white, red and/or blue to create 12.5 unfinished blocks of your choosing. 

The group also accepted Jodi's proposal that the guild members make small items such as potholders, oven mitts, place mats, mug rugs, and coasters for Habitat for Humanity. The items would be added to the small gift baskets that are presented to each new home owner involved with the local Habitat for Humanity. One suggestion was that items (optionally) could have house blocks used the making of the small items.  Another great suggestion was that we should consider making gifts in sets, for example a pair of potholders, 4 placemats, and a set of coasters. Items will be collected throughout the year at Guild meetings and they will be turned over to Habitat for Humanity about twice a year.  See our "Tutorials" page for links for a variety of potholders, and oven mitts.

We have received this "Thank You" from Habitat. Jodi has passed it on to me.
Jody Peterson & staff, 
>  
> Thank you so much for your donation today. The items are amazing and so 
unique. We love that you kept our homeowners in mind while making these. I just 
wanted to assure you that your gifts will be given to homeowners and will be 
utilized starting TODAY! The Peña family will be receiving these gifts at their 
home dedication this afternoon. I have attached the program, which contains a 
thank you section to those who donate to our homeowners. A copy of this program 
will be given out to the Peña family and all of their guests. Thank you for 
partnering with us in our endeavor to help our homeowners fill their homes with 
joy. 
>  
> Sincerely, 
>  
> Jenelle Hardy, Development Coordinator 
> Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area 
> 4116 Silver Star Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 MAP 
> P- 407.648.4567 x 208 
> F- 407.648.4450 
> www.habitat-orlando.org 


  The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, as a group, has made and donated quilts for various charitable organizations.  Additionally, members of the OMQG are involved in making quilts and supporting a variety of charities.  Below are some of those organizations if you'd like to participate or want to find out more information on ways to help.


Health Center of Windermere - 2010 Holiday Project - Members made and distributed 25 quilts as other handmade items to long-term residents who have little or no family.
Veteran's String Quilt - May 2011
Orlando VA Community Living Center - December, 2011
Residents were given a Christmas bag containing a quilt, and a pair of fuzzy, warm socks.  Four Wheelchair Quilts from Habitat Challenge blocks, and 31 other quilts were distributed to the residents. Members were able to visit briefly with some residents while giving the quilts out. The quilts were appreciated by all.    


Quilty Charity Projects dear to the hearts of members: If you have any quilting charity links you'd like to include, send an email to OMQG, ATTN Beth or Jodi

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is a non-profit organization raising awareness and funding research through art.  One way quilters can help fight Alzheimer's is to make and donate a mini quilt no larger than 9x12 inches which is either sold or auctioned with all the funds going to fund research.  Another way quilters (and non-quilters) can help is to buy or bid on these quilts.  Challenged by Rene' OMQG members made mini quilts to donate.  Our page can be seen here: AAQI Guild challenge