November 2022

Community Outreach
Thank you to all for your wonderful donations to Community Outreach, whether it was fabric, notions,
quilt tops, longarming or completed quilts. Because of YOU, we have continued to maintain all our
charities. 5 lap quilts have been delivered to the veterans at Roper Hospice; 10 to Royal Kids Camp; 15
to Newborns In Need; 8 wheelchair quilts to Oakbrook Rehabilitation Center (nursing home in
Summerville), and quilts are being collected and tagged for the Royal Kids Camp from the 3 yard quilt
kits handed out at a previous meeting. Plus, there are more quilts waiting to be delivered to MUSC
NICU and Newborns in Need.
We are continuing to teach beginning quilt classes at the Wando Mount Pleasant library. It is wonderful
to see the interest of the library patrons in cultivating this hobby!! We have finished teaching for the
remainder of the year, but our next class will start again in January. Open Sew every Thursday will
continue until closer to the holidays. We would love to see you there!!
BUSY HANDS ARE HAPPY HEARTS,
Barb Troeger
Barb83189@gmail.com

July 2022

Be sure to bring cash or your checkbook to purchase items at this month’s bazaar, with proceeds to benefit the Guild’s Community Outreach program.  Donna Walters has been very busy sorting and organizing items that will be sold.

We have donated 9 quilts to veterans at Roper Hospice Cottage (4 from the general membership and 5 from Patchwork Gals).  Thank you for creating lasting memories for veterans and their families.  They prefer small lap size quilts, but, of course, are grateful for any size quilts.  Because of the size of the quilts are smaller than required by Quilts of Valor, the quilts are not eligible to be registered or presented to the veterans. The Hospice Cottage could use 5-10 quilts a month.

We have also donated 6 twin size quilts to Magdalene House for their residents, females facing addiction issues.  We could use some more twin quilts now!!!

Also, we donated 2 baby quilts and 2 kid quilts to a family in need.  

We have fulfilled our initial wheelchair quilt request from Oakbrook Rehabilitation Center in Summerville and have more in the storage facility.  So we are ready to keep them supplied!  Thanks to all!! Of course, any size quilt for charity is very appreciated.

BUSY HANDS ARE HAPPY HEARTS,

Barb Troeger

Community Outreach Chair

June, 2022

We have donated 9 quilts to veterans at Roper Hospice Cottage (4 from the general membership and 5 from Patchwork Gals).  Thank you for creating lasting memories for veterans and their families.  They prefer small lap size quilts, but, of course, are grateful for any size quilts.  Because of the size of the quilts are smaller than required by Quilts of Valor, the quilts are not eligible to be registered or presented to the veterans. The Hospice Cottage could use 5-10 quilts a month.

We have also donated 6 twin size quilts to Magdalene House for their residents, females facing addiction issues.  We could use some more twin quilts now!!!

Also, we donated 2 baby quilts and 2 kid quilts to a family in need. 

We have fulfilled our initial wheelchair quilt request from Oakbrook Rehabilitation Center in Summerville and have more in the storage facility.  So we are ready to keep them supplied!  Thanks to all!!

Of course, any size quilt for charity is very appreciated.

Barb Troeger

2022

May, 2022

Another busy month for Community Outreach.  Many quilts have been collected for our charities…NICU, wheelchair, baby, lap for kids and adults.  They are all washed and labeled and ready for delivery!

Some of our overachievers (LOL) have already finished the BOM charity quilts. I am amazed!!  Thank you all for your generosity!!!

Johanna Fritz, a newer resident of North Charleston, just donated fabric and notions to Community Outreach.  I hope she will be able to attend our next meeting so you can all meet her. Boxes and containers were picked up, loaded, and delivered to our storage unit in Ladson by Angie Coers.  Thanks, Angie, for volunteering to pick up that donation in your truck…and maneuvering the steep staircase to bring it to Morningstar!  Awesome!!!

We are now providing patriotic quilts…Wheelchair size(approximately 38-40 by 38-40) or small lap quilts (no larger than 45-54) in red, white, blue, beige, and patriotic fabrics.  These will be given to the Roper Hospice Center in Mount Pleasant for veterans.  Currently, there are no females in this facility. The quilts will be then given to families in memory of their loved ones.   Let’s show our appreciation for the people who served our country and protected our freedoms!!!

Linda Ambrose and I went over to the Mount Pleasant Wando Library to discuss initiating a class/club for beginning quilters.  We should begin around May 12th and teach basics through more intricate quilting techniques.  They have machines, notions, fabric, tools, etc. to help get the club started and  there will be no charge for the class participants. Of course, we will keep you abreast of the development and implementation of this program.   Isn’t this the most amazing way to share our passion with others in the Community!!!  Thanks to Erica (the library coordinator), Tommie Burwell, and Patti Gramling for bringing this opportunity to the Guild.

BUSY HANDS ARE HAPPY HEARTS,

Barb Troeger, Community Outreach Chair

Mission Statement:

The purpose of The Guild shall be to foster the art of quilting, to encourage a high standard of design and technique in all its various forms, and to stimulate an interest in these goals within the community.

Reaching out to our community is a large part of our work.

 We love to make quilts for those organizations that benefit those in need in our community and surrounding areas. Our motto is showing we care…giving comfort and support…the work of our hands can wrap someone in love,

BUSY HANDS ARE HAPPY HEARTS!!!

Barb Troeger
Contact Barb by using the website page CONTACT US


In 2022, we are supporting several local charities within the lowcountry.

  • Doors to Freedom is a local non-profit organization that provides a safe haven and support for young girls ages 12-18 who are survivors of human sex trafficking.  Guild members can support in many ways including providing girls with twin size quilts (approximately 60” by 85”) and lap size quilts (50”by60”) as well as pillowcases.  The girls will take them when they leave the shelter. Link: www.doorstofreedom.com
  • Royal Family Kids Camp is for abused, abandoned and neglected children in the foster care system.  It is a yearly one-week residential camp offered free for boys and girls aged 7-11.  Children receive a quilt approximately 50” by 60” that they take home as a reminder of their week long safe environment camp.  Link:  www.summerville.royalfamilykids.org/quilts
  • My Sister’s House is a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties. We provide an emergency crisis shelter, court advocacy, therapy, transitional housing, and more to empower victims – and their children – to live free from abuse. They accept twin bed quilts (approx.60” by 85”), lap size quilts (50” by 60” or larger) and pillowcases which guests take home after their stay. Link: www.mysistershouse.org
  • Newborns in Need, local chapter in Charleston area, is dedicated to making sure that the teen mom, the stressed family, the mother overwhelmed in sadness is supported in the first moments of the child’s life. Newborns In Need has positioned itself as the first response for the baby in crisis. Talented hands create warm blankets, afghans and quilts to fill the kits, lovingly created by Guild Members.  Sizes range from 36” by 36” to 40/42” by 40/42”.  The quilts are sent home with the families to wrap their babies in love and warmth.  Link: www.newbornsinneed.org
  • MUSC Children’s Center is an integrated health care delivery system that provides comprehensive care for children from before birth up to eighteen years of age.  It is located in Charleston.  Any size quilts and standard size pillowcases are welcomed.  The children take the quilts when they are released to go home.  Link:  www.musckids.org
  • Home of Hope is organization in Dorchester County to meet the needs of homeless men in the Summerville area. Hope’s House in Summerville provide beds for homeless women. There is no time limit for their residents. Their mission is to provide a safe environment, support services, and an avenue to independence for those in a housing crisis. The organization believes that all people deserve the basic necessities of life, and feel it is an integral part of the community. Quilters can make quilts for beds (60”by85”), comfort lap quilts (50”by60”, and pillowcases. These items are given to the men and women when they leave the residence.  Link: dcco4homeless.org
  • Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Inc. (LOR) is a non-profit organization in Charleston County that provides goods and services to children who have been abused or neglected. Members can make quilts (approximately 40/42”by 40/42” that could be donated to children aged 1-5.  Link:  lowcountryorphanrelief.org
  • Magdalene House of Charleston is a nonprofit recovery home for women facing addiction.  They offer an opportunity to recover and learn life skills in a safe environment with encouragement, accountability, and structure.  Link: https://magdalenehouseofcharleston.org
  • The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a state-designated regional perinatal center, providing comprehensive care to healthy and critically ill newborns throughout the state. We believe that parents are active partners in the care of their babies and in the understanding and development of the science of newborn care. The compassionate treatment we provide is a model of effective integration of evidence-based, interdisciplinary and family-centered approaches.  Link: Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Services | MUSC Health | Charleston SC (musckids.org)
  • Winwood Farm in Awendaw provides a quality array of services: community- based prevention services, residential care/treatment, out-patient, school-based and/or community-based prevention services that are flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the children and families; Maintaining a safe and secure environment that allows a child to thrive and that encourages family engagement in the therapeutic process.  Link: https://windwoodfarm.org
  • The David and Laura Stone Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a state-designated regional perinatal center, providing comprehensive care to healthy and critically ill newborns throughout the state. MUSC Children’s Hospital is recognized as the premier provider of care for high-risk newborns.  Quilt sizes 36” by 48-50”. Link: Neonatal ICU at Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital | College of Medicine | MUSC
  • Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center located in Summerville provides skilled nursing services designed to consider and address the needs of every patient.  About 98% of their residents are in wheelchairs.  Quilters can make wheelchair quilts that range from 33” – 36” wide by 40-44” long.  Link: oakbrookhealthcenter.com