Kids Sized Quilts for Police Vehicles
The 2018 Philanthropic project is to put children’s quilts in police vehicles. This was a project our current president, Josephine Keasler headed up in 2013. Some of the Chapters have continued the project (and some have not). There are some areas that definitely need to be resupplied. These quilts are to be given to children that come into contact with law enforcement on an emergency call. They do not stay with the police officer, but with the child, therefore it's an on-going need.
Picture courtesy of the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Springfield, Missouri.
Wounded Warrior Project AND Quilts of Valor
Home Health and Hospice
As I was looking for a service project; two needs were brought to my attention. I wanted to find a project where our efforts would be really helpful. I received a letter from Envision Home Health and Hospice requesting quilts for their Hospice patients. I immediately loved this project since I used to be a Hospice Nurse and could see how the gift of a quilt in their last days would be very poignant. They prefer lap size quilts but will take any size.
Then I read an article that the homeless shelters really needed bedding. I contacted two places, one in Utah County and one in Salt Lake and they were very grateful for our help. They prefer fleece blankets, any size, since they are light and easily cleaned. Fleece blankets are quick and easy to make. They will accept quilts as well since they often help families in need or runaway teens and others for whom a quilt would be better. Basically, anything you want to make will be accepted.
You are all very giving people, I know because I have seen the quilts you give away every year. Consider giving to these two charities. You can give your quilts to your Area Rep or any member of the Utah Quilt Guild Board
Quilts of Valor
Quits of Valor is still a project the guild is collecting quilts for. We also have the opportunity to drop quits of Valor quilts off at HMQS. see the HMQS website for direct information.
HMQS is also offering the Riley Blake Designs Fabric Challenge. These challenge quilts will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Quilts of Valor. Information about entering this challenge can be found at the website below.
Which ever challenge you join, you will be benefiting an amazing organization. Please consider joining in the fun of a challenge quilt.
For more information see: www.QOVF.org or contact Donna Valdez, Utah State Coordinator Quilt of Valor.
801-710-3322 or Donna.valdez@QOVF.org