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Charity

Houston Modern Quilt Guild Charity Happenings

The Houston Modern Quilt Guild proudly supports outreach into the community. Countless hours go into the organization and construction of charity quilts; not to mention the yards and yards of fabric that has been donated. Thank you to all our members and sponsors who continue to support our charitable endeavors. 

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If you are interested in supporting our charity work, it's easy -- just make a quilt or volunteer for part of the process! You may donate fabric, a completed top, or an entire completed quilt. You may volunteer your time to quilt a completed top (backing and batting can be provided by the guild) or to bind a completed quilt sandwich. Speak to our Charity Committee Lead at the next Guild meeting for more information.

Our charity work currently supports Project Linus and Day 1 Bags. We also participate in the Modern Quilt Guild's Community Outreach Challenge for QuiltCon each year. More information is below.

 

If you have a charity that would like our sponsorship, please use the CONTACT form on the "Who We Are Page."

Pictured left is some of our charity work, and our "Be Someone" quilt which won Best of Show at the HLSR 2021, Best of Division-Machine Quilted - Mixed Technique, and Judge's Choice.  

Current Charity Work and Organizations-2022

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At Project Linus, a non-profit organization, we provide new handmade blankets to children in need. Our blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources.

HMQG will work with Project Linus Chapters around Harris, Chambers, and Brazoria Counties.

If you are sewing for Project Linus quilts, all size quilts are welcome, especially crib/child size quilts. Please turn them in to the Charity Committee Lead at any Guild meeting.

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Foster Quilts 2023

Day 1 Bags wants to honor and gift a hand-made twin-size quilt set (quilt and pillowcase) for each CPS foster youth graduating senior in the Class of 2023.

 HMQG has committed to to supply 20 quilt sets to graduating Texas foster youth. 

Visit their site for more opportunities, zip and drawstring pouches are also welcome. See Flyer.

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This is a fun and enriching group project that allows members to exercise their creativity; the quilt is auctioned off a QuiltCon for charities supported by a local guild or may be given to a Houston organization for their fundraising efforts. In 2021, ours won Best of Show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!

For 2023 it will be auctioned at QuiltCon Atlanta to raise funds for the benefit of two charitable programs supported by the Brown Sugar Stitchers Guild of Atlanta: The Carrie Steele Pitts’ Home and the children’s sickle cell disease program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

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Our Guild's charity work through the years:

2022- 60 Quilts and 8 pillowcases donated to Project Linus; 10 LoveBugs donated to Creativity Shell; 12 quilts donated to Church Unusual (one of our Member's churches who suffered the loss of their nursery quilts); 14 quilts ready to donate to Day 1 bags and 3 more committed to by members. 
2021--145 quilts, 45 pillowcases

6 throw pillows

2020 – 25 quilts, 20 pillowcases

2019 – 30 quilts, 40 pillowcases

2018 – 32 quilts, 40 pillowcases

2017 – 42 quilts, 40 pillowcases

QuiltCon 2023-Atlanta
Community Outreach Project

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The 2023 Community Outreach theme was "Color Shift." 40 HMQG members participated in the making of the quilt.

The design for our color shift quilt is a collaboration between two of our members, Elizabeth Miceli and Jamie Siel. It is based on our Houston Modern Quilt Guild logo, which was designed by Elizabeth.

 

The green to blue color shift perfectly supports the inspiration behind the shapes: the bayous of Houston that curve in between the buildings and trees. The 22 bayou systems and waterways that wind through the greater Houston region are a defining and essential resource for our region. They support beautiful, natural ecosystems, provide opportunities for recreation, and remain a vital artery for flood control.

 

The piecing was completed by 40 HMQG members using patterns meticulously created by Jamie. The top was assembled by Stephanie Glass Taylor. The quilting is a Waves and Pearls design by Wasatch Quilting and was completed by Debbie Layton. The binding was expertly applied by Jandi Dean.

The quilt will be auctioned at QuiltCon Atlanta in Feb 2023 to raise funds for the benefit of two charitable programs supported by the Brown Sugar Stitchers Guild of Atlanta: The Carrie Steele Pitts’ Home and the children’s sickle cell disease program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

2023 Community Block Raffle - Coming Soon!

For every 2 blocks turned in, you will receive one raffle ticket. We will draw to see who wins the raffle to take home a set of the blocks to do something FABULOUS with them. The more blocks submitted, the more sets will be raffled! The other half of the blocks will be sewn into wonderful quilts to support our charities. 

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