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Charity

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. 

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, Day 1 Bags, and the Colonnades at Shadow Creek Retirement Community. 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 or reach out to our Charity Committee Chair directly 

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 Needs

We encourage you to check out our current projects below however we also have some specific needs!

We need help quilting & binding larger quilts

We need small, lap- or odd-sized quilts for the Colonnades Community

We need Commitments for 2024 Day 1 Bags Quilts

We need clean, scent-free fabric donated for quilt backing

Current Charity Work and Organizations

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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 2024

Day 1 Bags wants to honor and gift a handmade twin or throw size quilt for each CPS foster youth graduating senior in the Class of 2024.

In 2022, HMQG committed to to supply 25 quilt sets to graduating Texas foster youth in 2023. Now, in 2023, we are hoping to renew that commitment for 2024. 

  • Twin Quilts should be 65" x 85" (+/- 3")

  • Throw Quilts should be 50" x 70" (+/- 3")

  • Colorful, happy quilts with minimal floral - seniors select their own quilts. 

  • Quilts due by the Feb 2024 guild meeting

Can't commit to a quilt? 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!

Each year QuiltCon chooses organizations local to the location of that year's event to be benefited by the auctioning of the quilt, or guilds may choose to donate or auction the quilt to benefit of organizations of their choice.

Past Charity Work

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); 25 quilts and pillowcases donated to Day 1 Bags. 
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 has been donated to the benefit of the Bayou Land Conservancy and will be auctioned at their annual gala!

2024 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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