Community Service Projects 

 

 Ever year, guild members gather to have a sit-and-sew for one of our local non-profit organizations.  In 2019 we will be making baby and child quilts and blankets to be given to the Addison County Parent-Child Center and The Charter House Shelter.  In 2018, we stitched adult bibs which are used by care givers who help feed people with difficulties feeding themselves.  The adult bibs were given the Residence at Otter Creek for use by their residents. Previously we made "Fidget Quilts" for patients with Alzheimer's Disease, "port pillows" for cancer patients, walker Bags for Home Helath & Hospice, pillowcases for the John Graham Emergency Center, Cancer Caps for Fletcher Allen Cancer Center, and dog and cat beds for the Addison County Humane Society.  We use our left-over fabric and scraps and transform them into gifts of care and compassion.

The guild is also involved in the Linus Project, which provides quilts to give warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill.

Previously, we donated $800 to WomenSafe from our Christmas ornament sales at our quilt show, and a similar amount to Middlebury Community Cares for their community lunch program.  Sales of ornaments from the 2014 show were gifted to Addison County Home Health & Hospice and ornament proceeds from our 2017 show were given to Everybody Wins, A reading literacy program for children.