Community Service  - "Sweatshop"

The Community Service Committee originated in 2004 with the idea that the guild could help organizations in our local community with quilts. Between 2004 and the end of 2014, over 3000 quilts were distributed to people in need. Our goal is to enjoy the love of quilting while making worthwhile contributions to the community.

The quilts are made from donations of material, batting, blocks or quilt tops from members. A budget is allocated to purchase batting and other tools needed to complete the quilts. The committee holds a “sweatshop”  on the first Monday of each month at Chota Rec Center from 9 am – 4 pm to assemble the quilts and make them ready for the guild meeting, where members can pick them up to quilt. Committee members then distribute the finished quilts to over 30 non-profit organizations in our area. Sometimes we get requests to send quilts to a disaster area after a terrible storm. We also donate several auction-worthy quilts each year to organizations having fundraisers.

Members are encouraged to attend our workshop from 9 - 4 on the first Monday of each month.  It's an excellent way to meet other members and learn quilting skills. Beginners will learn and share the love of quilting. Many of us have lunch together halfway through the day. Come sew with us and bring your ideas!

Contact BJ Pierce for answers to your community service questions.