Cobblestone Quilters Guild, Charleston, SC - Established 1983
 

Community Outreach

Showing we care......giving comfort and support .......the work of our hands can wrap someone in love.

Veterans Outreach Quilt by Linda Wells

Linda made this wallhanging for a Veterans Outreach Center in Myrtle Beach.

Community Outreach 2018 , Community Outreach

 

Each year our guild chooses a charity, which primarily supports women or children. We have made quilts for the My Sister's House, Ronald McDonald House, Cancer Survivor bags and pillows, ABC Baby Quilts, Charleston Animal Society, Quilted EmBrace and much more!

In 2018 we are supporting TWO worthy organizations.

Loucountry Firefighter Support Team – Community Outreach Program #1

Lowcountry Firefighter Support TeamLowcountry Firefighter Support Team provides an array of services designed to meet the needs of our emergency services personnel and their families.We will be making weighted blankets for firefighters, law enforcement, EMS personnel and 911 dispatchers.  The blankets are used to aid sleep problems caused by the effects of anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder and have proved to be of great help for those who otherwise cannot rest and sleep through the night.  There are specific instructions for making these blankets.  In a nutshell, they will be approximately 24" wide by 36" long.  The tops and backs must be whole cloth (no pieced blocks), and the backs are to be flannel.  As much as we truly appreciate Guild members wanting to get a jump on this project and start sewing, we ask that you wait until the sewing day on July 14 and be ready to sew!  We will, however, be more than appreciative of any fabric donations that Guild members want to make.  You can either bring fabric to the June or July Guild meetings, or, better yet, bring it on July 14

For more information on Lowcountry Firefighter Support, contact Pat Schneider

 

Doors to Freedom – Community Outreach Program #2

DDoors to Freedomoors to Freedom is a local non-profit organization that provides a safe haven and support for young girls ages 12 to 21  who are rescued from human traffickers.  Keven Ellis has brought this group to our attention and Tim Young spoke to us at the May meeting.  We will be making quilts for these young girls and women to have for their own.  Here is the place for our creativity to shine!  Anything from lap to twin sized quilts will be greatly appreciated.  In a state of more than 5 million residents, there is only one full-time home for trafficking victims: Doors to Freedom.  Post and Courier article about Sex Trafficking in SC:  https://www.postandcourier.com/news/fight-against-modern-day-slavery-of-human-trafficking-in-south/article_7a04961a-47f4-11e8-bc3f-8f4c698be9f5.html
Guild members can support in many ways!  Keven is asking for TWIN size quilts… remember these young ladies have nothing of their own.  Let’s surround them with quilt hugs. Let them know others care about them. They will keep them. Keven is looking for quilts and quilt tops, as well as quilters who can donate their services to quilt the tops received. 
Other ways to help: Volunteers are welcome… teaching sewing or quilting would be wonderful.  More ways to help can be found at:  https://doorstofreedom.com/ways-to-help/,  Donations are gladly accepted.

For more info on Doors to Freedom, please contact Keven Ellis

 

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