Community Outreach

A key part of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild's mission statement is to "assist our community by creating quilts and other fabric projects for those in need."  We have demonstrated this through numerous projects over the years!

2024 Projects

Quilts for Harbor House of Central Florida
A domestic violence shelter supporting women, their children, and their pets.

A transitional housing for homeless and foster youth between the ages of 18-24.

Covers to help block light for premature infants.

Placemats for Meals on Wheels 

Making placemats is a quick and easy way to clear out your stash or orphan blocks and fabric. Seniors First includes our placemats as part of birthday gifts delivered to their Meals on Wheels and other program clients.

Drawstring bags for Foster Children
Another great stash buster for a good cause are the drawstring bags (takes about 1 yard of fabric) that are given to kids aging out of foster care who would otherwise use a large plastic garbage bag to carry their clothes and belongings.

Pillowcases for Orlando Union Rescue Mission
The OURM provides transitional housing for persons facing homelessness. The mission has a need for bedding and we are providing pillowcases.  Instructions for pillowcases can be found on the blog HERE.

Annual projects include:








QuiltCon Charity Quilt





Read more about the process here

Past year projects include:

2022 - Quilts for House Next Door in Deland, a counseling and support center for boys and girls ages 0 to 18.  43 quilts donated.  In addition, the following items were donated during 2022-23:
  • 31 pillowcases for Harbor House and the Orlando Rescue Mission
  • 174 placemats for the Seniors First Meals on Wheels birthday gifts
  • 30 drawstring bags for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, who provides them to the Guardian Ad Litem (foster care) program
  • 45 quilt blocks in Ukrainian blue and yellow sent to Claudia Pfeil to use for the Piecing for Peace project
  • 250 pounds of fabric, notions, thread and other supplies sent to the Navajo Quilt Project
  • 326 blocks for our 2022 Call for Blocks to be used when emergency disaster requests are received
  • 72 'clothing covers' donated to the Carolina Village, an assisted living and medical care center
  • 5 quilts for a family in Kentucky impacted by the storm disaster
2021 - Incubator Covers and Taggies for Winnie Palmer Hospital
20 Incubator Covers and 208 taggies were presented to the hospital.  See video HERE.

2020 - Baby Quilts for Foster Children

Baby quilt from retreat blocks 

2020 - Masks
As part of the early COVID activities, members of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild made masks for area health care workers.

2019 - Zebra Coalition quilts
The Zebra Coalition supports LGBTQ+ youth, ages 18-24, who have been rejected by their families and are homeless.  They provide short-term housing, and quilts were donated to this important cause by Orlando MQG in 2019.

2018 - Samaritan Village quilts
Samaritan Village provides a safe place where sexually trafficked women can heal from trauma, recover from addiction, and reclaim their lives to become catalysts for change in their communities.  See Orlando MQG's donation quilts here.

Providing quilts for young adults aging out of the foster care system.

2016-17 - Quilts for Pulse
Orlando MQG launched a charity drive that provided 1,785 quilts as part of the healing process for this tragic event.  See more information in this article written by Anne Sullivan and Anastasia Salter.