Community Service

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

Quilts for Kids: This is an ongoing community service project dedicated to supplying handmade quilts to children in need of a hug. The quilts are distributed through our local hospitals, Health Department and other agencies. Every guild member is encouraged to make at least one quilt a year for this need. Kits are available at each meeting. There were about 1308 quilts given out in 2018. A total of over 14,000 quilts have been given out since 2000. These quilts go to children in Missoula County.

Camp Mak-A-Dream/Bereavement Camp Pillow Project: The goal of this project is to send campers home with something to remind them of their time at camp.  Each year, Guild members are asked to make 14 ½” unfinished square pillow covers (pieced tops).  These are then sewn into a pillow cover with muslin backings.  Campers can autograph the muslin side of the pillows.

Comfort Quilts: The quilts are donated to the Community Hospital's Oncology Dept and the Cancer Care Center at Community. We try to keep them close to a lap size (50x70) and need quilts for men as well as women. Donations of quilt tops are appreciated as well as completed quilts. Volunteers are needed from cutting kits, sewing tops, longarm quilting and binding. 

Quilts of Valor: Quilts of Valor Foundation is now one of MQG's charitable groups and MQG is an official QOVF group member with 25-30 individual members under its umbrella.
To learn about QOVF go the the website: info@qovf.org. The site has lots of information and will answer your basic questions. You can also click on the link in the left column. Debbie Tommell is the organizer for our Missoula group.