2019 had a lot going on! Here is a recap of all the wonderful making and giving we have done this past year.
Meals on Wheels
Place mat donations in 2019: 132
Place mat donations June 2018 - Jan. 2020: 527
Calls for Blocks
Charity Mailing: 128 heart blocks and 51 HSTs sent to Quilter’s Healing Hearts for Christ’s Church for the mass shootings in New Zealand, 3 quilts sent to the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild for flood victims in Omaha, Nebraska, 1 quilt was sent to El Paso Quilter’s Association for mass shooting victims, 9 quilts were sent to Quilts of Compassion in Toledo,OH(They distribute quilts to disaster victims).
Currently we have 2 finished quilts. We have 10 quilts that need to be quilted and bound if any guild members would like to help out.
Two quilts were made with Road to Tennessee blocks donated by members. We still have blocks remaining to continue to make more quilts. Keep those blocks coming!
We would like to thank all of the OMQG members who have contributed their time at home, at the Daytona Retreat and at OMQG Sew Days to help provide these wonderful quilts to people in need!
Festival of the Trees
A beautiful quilt was donated and we should know at the February meeting how much money was raised from the raffle for the Orlando Museum of Art.
Another beautiful quilt was sent to show at QuiltCon. The theme this year was TEXT and the color palette shades of gray. Inspired by our Community Outreach drive for this year, our quilt has been designed around the word HOME, using log cabin blocks, and HOME written in different languages. Once the quilt is back, it will be donated to the Zebra Coalition.
15 quilts were donated in November. We still need about 7 more twin size (or close to twin size) to make our goal. I know we can do it! We will have a final show and tell at the February meeting.
We donated one quilt to Access Charter school for their school auction.
And, I wanted to thank Jan B and those that have made so many drawstring bags for the kids aging out of the foster care system.
I love being apart of this guild and the members who give with such a wonderful hearts. Please continue to make place mats for Meals on Wheels and Road to Tennessee blocks.
We are also collecting and sending 12.5" tree blocks to the Wollongong MQG
for those affected by the Australian brush fires.