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Community Service Opportunities

How To Contribute

TCQG’s Community Service team expedites the creation and delivery of comfort quilts to Board-approved local agencies.  Traditionally, the number of quilts given by the Guild to local human service agencies is roughly equal to the number of our members.  However, this does not mean that each member is expected to donate a completed quilt.  

There are many ways to contribute independently:

  • Donating cotton quilting fabrics
  • Donating quilt tops*
  • Donating finished quilts*
  • ​Piecing quilt tops from Guild kits (available at meetings)
  • ​Piecing blocks published in the Guild newsletter (partial kits available at meetings)
  • ​Quilting sandwiches from Guild bundles (available at meetings)
  • ​Binding quilts

There are also ways to team with other members or friends:

  • Propose that their friendship group collaborate on a comfort quilt.
  • Join Habitat Helpers to make house dedication gifts for parents and children. 
  • Join Backer Babes to piece backs for donated tops.
  • Join the Community Service Team to help keep the assembly line rolling – maintaining the Community Closet fabric storage, maintaining a file of patterns, publishing a block pattern in the newsletter, creating kits for piecing and quilting, labeling and donations, and tracking the process.

*Donations of tops and quilts should be identified with a Tracking Tag;  download, print, and attach it to your completed top or quilt.

2021 Year End Accomplishment

The TCQG’s Community Service team had set a goal of 300 quilts for 2021 and we exceeded that goal. A total of 357 quilts were delivered in 2021.  We added 4 new agencies: The Diaper Bank, Elijah Family Homes, My Friend's Place, and most recently the Kennewick Police Department.  As soon as we find contact personnel for the other local police departments, we will add them too.

For all those involved with Community Service, whether you make kits, piece tops, put batting or backing with tops, quilt, or help me process for delivery, pat yourself on the back.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE.