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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.

2020 Year End Accomplishment

The TCQG’s Community Service team had set a goal of 300 quilts for 2020.  When Covid-19 hit in March, the team had to change the way they get kits to members to piece, quilt, or turn into finished quilts. Remarkably, the guild members responded and our total for 2020 was 288 quilts.

Cyndy Underwood, Community Service Chair, "would like to thank everyone involved in making kits, putting pieced tops, backing, and batting together, for all their hard work in community service.  I would also like to thank those who take kits to piece, and those who take the bundles to quilt and bind, for their hard work.  And also to those who donated completed tops, and completed quilts made from their own stash."

"If it weren't for you all we wouldn't be donating the number of quilts to the agencies that we do."