Community service

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

COMMUNITY PANTRY

Each month we ask members to bring specific types of food, which is taken to the food bank in Roseville after each meeting. This is the list with suggestions for 2015-16:



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


In 2014-15 We made 100 sets of small quilts, books, and stuffed animal; 285 regular Community Service Quilts; and 42 quilts for Troop Support/Quilts of Valor, for a total of 427.  We also made and donated 462 pillow cases.


Some of the places our quilts have been donated include:



Special themed pillowcases are made each year for the UC Davis Pediatrics unit  for Valentines Day, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, and other special occasions.


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 is scheduled for October 2017.


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.


All quilts must be turned into a local quilt store no later than September 1, 2017 and be accompanied by the Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction donation form.


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.


For Christmas, we make and stuff stockings to send to troops overseas.  Although we’ve often exceeded our goal, we are aiming to send 90 stockings this year.  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.


On the third Tuesday of each month we meet at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall at Royer Park in Roseville to work on Quilts of Valor.  Although we welcome anyone who’d like to come, please let Kaye Allen know so she’ll have enough projects prepared for everyone to work on.