Community Outreach

Community Outreach questions can be submitted to Marge Cree.  Members can find her email on the roster, or inquiries can be sent to our email address: orlandomodernquiltguild@gmail.com


Community Outreach

2018
Marge Cree



Call for Blocks – Beth Schmidt – Chairperson 
We are always in need of HST for our ‘stash’ for quilts we keep for when there is a Call for Blocks. They should be half white/half bright, 10 inch square. 

Placemats for Meals on Wheels – Kate Elliott – Chairperson 
Bring your finished placemats to the August meeting.

Quilts for Health Central Park ALF (Assisted Living Facility)
Have you started a quilt because you wanted to try that technique but don’t know what to do with it?  Kathy Aber will collect any quilt you want to give to the residents of Health Central Park ALF.  You have until January 2019 when they will be given to Health Central Park.  

Quilts for Samaritan Village - Kathy Aber – Chairperson
Teams are on their way and if you are part of a group you should be busy sewing your blocks. If you haven’t been assigned to a team please contact Kathy Aber and she can get you in a team. The more the merrier!  Each team will have their quilt completed to be presented to the Samaritan Village by November. Don’t forget to post your progress on IG #orlandomqgcommunityoutreach2018

2018 Festival of Trees – Kate Elliott – Chairperson
The design was selected and the team is actively working on this year's quilt to be completed and delivered to the Festival of Trees coordinator by the November meeting.  

2019 Quilt Con Quilt – Kathy Aber – Chairperson
Kits have been distributed at the August meeting to be handed in by the September meeting for piecing, quilting and binding to be completed by the December meeting.     
  




Community Outreach Committee
2017 Projects
Mary Whittaker
Community Outreach Coordinator

Here is a recap of a very generous year from our amazing OMQG members:

  • 441 sweet bears for Share Bear United, Inc
  • 72 (and still counting) quilts for youth aging out of foster care and being served by Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc
  • 1 quilt for the Festival of Trees to support the Orlando Museum of Art
  • 1 quilt for Quilt Con’s Charity Quilts project
  • 1 quilt for a local family that was victim of a house fire
  • 14 quilts and tops to tornado victims in Georgia
  • 1 quilt plus many blocks for Project 70273
  • Blocks sent to the UK after the Grenfell Towers Fire
  • 3 quilts sent after the Las Vegas shooting
  • 4 quilts to Houston after Hurricane Harvey
  • 3 quilts to Deland for re-homed children from Puerto Rico
  • Large Flat Rate box of fabric and quilt tools to California for quilters affected by fires
  • Large Flat Rate box of heart blocks and backing fabric to Sutherland Springs, TX after the church shooting
  • 6 completed quilts and 6 tops currently in ‘stash’
  • HST blocks in stash to be assembled
  • Last of over 1800 quilts given to victims and responders of the Pulse Nightclub shooting

Give yourselves a big hug for the love, support, and care you have shown through the gift of your quilts.  


Call for Blocks Subcommittee


For 2018 we will continue to collect 10inch Half Square Triangles, (HSTs), to be made into quilts. One half should be white/off white/low volume and the other half can be any color, (solid or print). We will make quilts approx. 50" x 60" and send out when there is a need. I will also take any completed quilt or quilt top.

Bring your blocks for #quiltsforbroncos to the May meeting, or either the Saturday SewDay, or the Monday SewDay. This quilt drive benefits those impacted in Humboldt and Tisdale, Saskatchewan with the loss of 15 members of the Humboldt Juniors Broncos team and organization.

Questions related to this subcommittee can be directed to Beth Schmidt.  Occasionally, there will be a call for blocks in response to a particular need in our local community or the quilting community at large.  Details will be posted on our blog and on this page.  You can also search the label Call for Blocks to see the pertinent posts.



Quilts for Pulse


There is so much to say about our Quilts for Pulse project.  Here are a few links that best give you an idea of the scope and magnitude of the project as well as the generosity of the worldwide quilting community:

For past Community Outreach projects, please search our blog using labels Charity, Charity Projects, or a particular recipient.

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