Quilts to Share

Quilts to Share Chair: Cynthia Allen

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Quilts to Share is the name given to our Guild’s philanthropic program. Our mission is to provide, with compassion and understanding, quilts that serve the needs of Contra Costa County. We welcome all members who wish to participate with the making of baby, youth, and lap quilts. All items are donated to local non-profit charities or organizations. Items may be designated to Disaster Relief Organizations, and for fundraisers with the approval from the board. We accept quilts in baby, children, adult and wheelchair bound /lap top sizes.  In addition, we accept handmade pillowcases in fabrics to suit everyone and all ages.  We also accept quilted placemats and potholders.   Donations of new cotton fabrics and cotton batting are always appreciated, too.

We are starting a few new projects for this year as well as continuing what we have been making.

First we are asking for unlined tote bags.  They can be any size you wish.  A guideline for those who wish it is 18 inches square.  But the size is really up to you as well as the length of the handles.  Some of the places bags will go are Elderly Wish, students, Meals on Wheels and local police departments.  Instructions for the bag are listed below.

Next we will be making place mats that will go to Meals on Wheels.

Handy Dandy Tote        QTS Handy  Size Guide

Placemat Project           Placemat Sewing Instructions

Friends Feeding Friends

4000 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521
www.friendsfeedingfriends.com
Outreach program serving homeless and low income individuals in the community.

Newborn Layette Program

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Auxiliary 25 Alhambra Ave. Martinez, CA 94553 ?Shirley Peterson, Chairperson
cchealth.org/medicalcenter/layette-program.php

Each item becomes a part of a layette, which is given to a needy mother as she takes her baby home. Items in great need are baby quilts sizes 36 x 36 range. Kits can be picked up at our general meeting.

Pleasant Hill Layette Program

Hillcrest Congregational Church 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 ?Barbara Cotton, Coordinator
www.hillcrestucc.org/community-outreach/layette-program/

The center makes layette bags with much needed items to be given to young mothers throughout our county. Items needed are: clothing 8 lbs. to 6 months and 6-12 months. Flannel receiving blankets, onesies, burp cloths, hooded terry bath towels and washcloths, afghans/quilts 36 x 36 or about is a good size, no larger than 42 inches. Fabric appropriate for babies is most welcome.

C.A.S.A Court Appointed Special Advocates

2020 North Broadway, Suite 204, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Sandy Burns, Child advocate and contact person https://www.cccocasa.org/index.cfm 

The boys and girls in the C.A.S.A program are in need of quilts and comforters, using fabric appropriate for youth. Sizes may vary. Keep in mind the size of kids ages twelve to eighteen. Example would be no less than 40 inches wide, again the length may very according to your pattern or block size.

SHELTER Inc.

1333 Willow Pass Rd., Suite 206, Concord CA
shelterinc.org

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SHELTER, Inc. gives families a safe place to live, meeting their most basic needs, while offering services such as education, employment development and counseling.

Winter Nights Shelter 1543 Sunnyvale Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 https://www.cccwinternights.org

The Winter Nights Program provides a clean, safe, and warm facility at night and a daytime services center during winter for homeless families with children.  The program will serve up to 30 persons at any given time.  Congregations throughout central and east Contra Costa provide space, meals, and volunteers.  Bedding will be provided, and professional staff will supervise the shelter 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The guild provides pillowcases and quilts.

QTS Quilt Kits are available at the monthly guild meetings for members to check out and complete.

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