Community OUTREACH

PILLOWCASES

We make pillowcases for local organizations that request them; in fact, we’re part of the “Million Pillowcase Challenge.”  The pillowcases we make are unbelievably easy.

UNBELIEVABLY EASY PILLOWCASE PATTERN - Revised

COMMUNITY PANTRY

Each month we ask members to bring specific types of food, which is taken to the St. Vincent de Paul food bank in Roseville after each meeting. This is the list with suggestions for the year:



COMMUNITY SERVICE

Our primary emphasis is on quilts and pillowcases. Our community service chairpersons are creative in managing donated fabric, making kits, coordinating quilting, and finding appropriate places for quilt and pillowcase donations.


In 2016/2017 (July to June) we made 68 sets of small quilts that are given with a book and stuffed animal to preschoolers, 241 regular Community Service quilts, 352 pillowcases, and 75 quilts for Troop Support/Quilts of Valor.  


Some of the places our quilts have been donated include:

 •Active Duty Service Members and Veterans

 •Christmas Families

 •Adelante High School Graduates

 •Alternatives Pregnancy Center

 •ARC of Placer County

 •Boys' & Girls' Club of Placer County

 •Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento

 •Christian Youth Theater

 •City Life Auction

 •Community for Peace

 •Dept of Veterans Affairs

 •Dialysis Center

 •El Dorado Hills Boys & Girls' Club

 •Head Start Placer County

 •Juvenile Diabetes Auction

 •Kaiser Roseville

 •Lilliput

 •Mary's House

 •Mustard Seed School

 •Oakridge Healthcare Center

 •Roseville Home Start

 •Sacramento Life Center

 •Seniors First

 •Sierra Pregnancy and Health

 •Stand Up Placer

 •Sutter Hospice Roseville

 •Sutter Hospital Children's

 •Taylor House

 •U. C. Davis Pediatrics

 •Volunteers of America

 •Wellspring Women's Center


Special themed pillowcases are made each year for the UC Davis Pediatrics unit for Valentines Day, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and Christmas.


Every month in which there is a 5th Wednesday, we have a Community Service work day, with a potluck lunch, at the First Methodist Church on Church Street in Roseville.  We’re generally there from 9:30am-3pm.

SUTTER BREAST CANCER QUILT AUCTION


Our members also participate in the Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction. This event occurs every three years; the next was delayed because of the pandemic and is now scheduled for October 2021.


The Breast Cancer Quilt Auction is a community service project to raise funds for the Sutter Cancer Center's breast cancer research and patient treatment programs. In total, more than 2500 quilts and art quilt pieces were donated to the four prior auctions providing over $500,000 for the Cancer Center programs.


Here is information about this year’s Breast Cancer Quilt Auction.


Important Dates:  (these haven’t been updated yet)


    Quilts will be accepted until September 1, 2020.

    Silent Auction — September 14 through October 24, 2020, Daily 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

    Silent Auction Bid Closing — October 24, 2020, 1:00 pm

    Live Auction — October 24, 2020, 10:00 am


Quilt donation form (a fillable pdf)


TROOP SUPPORT


 We are an official  Quilts of Valor  chapter, and as such, we make and present patriotic-themed quilts to our soldiers and veterans.   Once a quarter we dedicate our Block of the Month to making patriotic blocks, which are then sewn together to make a patriotic quilt top.  Here is the form to nominate a service person or veteran to receive a Quilt of Valor.


For Christmas, we make and stuff stockings to send to troops overseas.  This year, because of the pandemic, overseas deliveries are canceled so we are making stockings for residents of Veterans Homes.  We accept donations of specific items, and also collect money to purchase them ourselves.  Here is a list of things we can use to stuff the stockings.  We are now making “tiny stockings” that are going overseas. Here’s the pattern and the instructions for making them.


On the second Tuesday of each month we meet from 9-3 at the Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Loomis to work on Quilts of Valor.  We welcome anyone who’d like to come.  If you are not on the QOV email list, please call Kaye Allen 916-960-9257 to be sure there are not any changes that month.  (This activity has been canceled until further notice until we can again meet in person.)

PROJECT LINUS

Project Linus is a group of volunteers who make blankets of any kind (knit, crocheted, quilted or fleece) for kids in need.  We are part of the El drado Chapter, which donates, on average, 500 blankets a month to local organizations that distribute them.  Our guild members donate yarn for the crocheters and knitters as well as fabric for the quilters.  

Quilt Sizes for donated quilts