Community Outreach


We have an official Quilts of Valor chapter in our guild, and as such, we make and present patriotic-themed quilts to our veterans and service members touched by war.  To nominate a service person or veteran to receive a Quilt of Valor, go to the Quilts of Valor website, then follow the instructions and complete the online application form. It’s very easy.


For Christmas, we make and stuff stockings to send to troops overseas.  We accept donations of specific items, and also collect money to purchase them ourselves.  We are now making “tiny stockings” that are going overseas. Here are the instructions for making them.  We have a pattern that must be printed at "actual size," fully fitting an 8 1/2" x 11" page.  If you can't print at actual size, please pick up a pattern at a guild meeting or contact Pat Burden 916-204-3601 and she'll get you a pattern.  We also have kits available!


Once a quarter (January, April, July, October) 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, you can check the Calendar for the date or call Kaye Allen 916-960-9257 to verify the time and date of the meeting.  


Quilts of valor can be made by anyone, either for a specific recipient or for our general program. The recommended size of a Quilt of Valor is 64″ x 80″ with a maximum of 72″ x 90."  It can be any pattern but must not look like an American flag.

Our Community Outreach efforts consist of Community Service, Troop Support, and donating to the local Food Pantry.


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.  We also make small quilts that are donated to preschoolers with a book and a stuffed animal. These are called "Vina quilts"  - named after our member who started this activity.


Some of the places our quilts have been donated to include:


 •  Active Duty Service Members and Veterans

 •  Adelante High School Graduates

 •  Alternatives Pregnancy Center

 •  ARC of Placer County

 •  Boys' & Girls' Club of Placer County

 •  Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento

 •  Christmas Families

 •  Christian Youth Theater

 •  City Life Auction

 •  Community for Peace

 •  Dept of Veterans Affairs 


Special themed pillowcases are made each year for the UC Davis Pediatrics unit for Valentines Day, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Halloween, and Christmas.   The pillowcases we make are unbelievably easy to put together.


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 am to 2:30 pm. We supply extension cords, irons and ironing boards, rotary cutters and mats, pin-basted quilts, kits to work on, and thread. Members need only bring their sewing machines and their potluck item.


We also love it when we get donated quilts or quilt tops.  Approximate size we would like donated tops to be are:


  • Babies and young children:    40" x 42"- 45"

  • Grammar school children:    40"- 42" x 48"- 54"

  • Teenagers:    50" x 60" or longer    (Fabrics to be suitable for children & teenagers)

  • Dialysis:    50" x 60" or longer

  • Dialysis Centers
  • El Dorado Hills Boys & Girls' Club
  • Head Start Placer County
  • Hearts Landing
  •  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 ward
 •  Taylor House
 •  U.C. Davis Pediatrics
 •  Volunteers of America
 •  Wellspring Women's Center


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:


  •  July: Canned tuna or canned meat

  •  August: Cereals, hot or cold

  •  September: Spaghetti, Pasta, or Spaghetti Sauce

  •  October: Canned Vegetables or Pork and Beans

  •  November: Hearty Soups

  •  December: Dollars

  •  January: Rice, any kind (plain or flavored mixes)

  •  February: Canned Chili or any kind of Canned Meat, or Dried Beans

  •  March: Macaroni and Cheese

  •  April: Pancake Mixes (such as Bisquick) or Syrup

  •  May: Canned Fruit

  • June:  Peanut Butter and Jelly

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