Through their generosity, the Colorado Springs Quilt Guild has donated countless handmade quilts to support charity projects and individuals in need. Theses projects rely on the generosity of our members with their time and material donations. Members can make quilts on their own with their fabric or the guild will have precut kits available. Stop by the Comfort Quilts table at our next guild meeting. We look forward to welcoming you.
Charities we are currently working with are:
Quilts of Valor Foundation - The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
Airmen's Attic - The Airman’s Attic is a place where Airmen in grades E-5 and below can get children’s clothing and toys, kitchen utensils, furniture, appliances, electronics and other miscellaneous items for free
Ronald McDonald House - Ronald McDonald House charities of Southern Colorado keeps families with critically ill children close to each other and provides the care and resources they need, when they need it most.
7 Stars Foundation - The purpose of this Foundation is to make a positive impact on the children of military members which include the fallen, wounded, active, deployed, and reservists. We accomplish this mission by sponsoring the children to YMCA camps across the country for a week where they can establish lasting bonds with new friends.
How to Participate
Sizes of Quilts Needed
Comfort quilts are provided to members of the guild and/or their family members who are experiencing a personal challenge in their lives. When a guild member gets seriously ill, we want to show them our support and offer them comfort by making a lap size quilt. Blocks are collected and made into tops, then quilted. As the need arises, the quilts are presented to the guild member.
In February 2020, we gave comfort quilts to two of our members who had a loss in 2019. In addition, we have two requests from last year that are being worked on. We were pleasantly surprised by the response to our block presentation last month. We gave out over 80 block kits at the February meeting for our members to complete and return. Those completed blocks will be enough to complete four comfort quilts.
Our goal is to have at least five comfort quilts on hand at all times, so that a quilt can be presented as the need arises. Thanks to all who have participated for your support and efforts.
Our next sew-in will be March 7th at the Fire Station #8 Community room - 3737 Airport
Road - from 10am to 4pm. Bring your Sewing machines, power strip or extension cord, and supplies. We have an ironing board, iron, cutting mats, fabric and patterns. You are welcome to work on any charity project. You can bring a sack lunch, or there are several food places nearby.
They do have a sink but no microwave, refrigerator or oven. Hope to see you at the Sew-in.