Community Outreach

Click the Project “links” below to find additional info on each outreach selection.  

Click the following Show & Tell  link to see photo galleries of recently donated quilts:  Virtual Show & Tell Community Outreach Projects 

OUTREACH PROJECTS

Boulder Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit. NICU Quilts are again being accepted. Size is 24” x 30”. Kits will be available but you are also welcome to use your own fabrics suitable for newborn babies. Completely finished quilts would be much appreciated. This is a great size for practicing/improving your piecing/quilting skills. Ongoing quilt needs: Approximately 6 per month.

Blue Sky Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center is a child and family advocacy center in Boulder County that provides forensic interviews for child victims and crisis support for their non-offending family members. They use a victim-centered approach to eliminate the trauma that children can suffer during child abuse investigations and interventions. Ongoing quilt needs: Toddler to lap size quilts, suitable for children up to age 18. 

EFAA – Emergency Family Assistance Association supports families with children under the age of 18 who are experiencing homelessness. As Boulder’s official Family Resource Center, EFAA operates 57 emergency and transitional shelter units in Louisville, Longmont, Lafayette and Boulder. They also run a Food Bank. Ongoing quilt needs: Toddler to lap size quilts, suitable for children. Or lap or larger suitable for adults.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. One of our quilts is given to the families along with the keys to their new home. We support the Boulder, Longmont and Loveland branches. Ongoing quilt needs:  Large lap-size quilts made with fabrics/colors that will appeal to families. Need approx. 20 per year.

Royal Family Kids Camp is a kids camp run each August in the Rocky Mountains for foster children. Our quilts are put on each of the bunk beds along with other gifts, and the kids get to keep them.  Ongoing quilt needs: 54” x 72” made with fabrics suitable for kids 6-12 years. Finished with coordinating pillowcase. Need 40 quilts per year.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence offers support and services that provide healing, hope and opportunity to adults, youth and children who have been impacted by domestic or dating violence, are seeking resources or information or are questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationships. From crisis intervention to shelter, legal advocacy and outreach counseling services, SPAN provides victims in Broomfield and Boulder counties with the support and services needed to offer safety, hope and healing. Ongoing quilt needs: Any size from baby to adult.

OUTREACH MISSION

QAQG’s mission includes making community outreach projects available for member participation. Members can make a complete quilt. Alternatively, a top or help with the quilting, binding, washing or labeling of jointly made quilts. Members can choose to become involved in any project of interest to them. QAQG members may nominate groups to receive outreach quilts.

Outreach Project Nomination Form

QAQG accepts donations of new and like-new fabric, batting and sewing supplies for use with community service projects. QAQG has a stash of good fabrics and members are welcome to select fabrics to use for any outreach quilts.  Batting is also available. 

Outreach Sew Days are held periodically. This is a social, as well as work day when members get together to start new outreach quilts or help in the finishing of others.  Email reminders notify guild members of the date, time of day and what they need to bring along.

 If you would like further information on the above or have any questions at all, please contact the Outreach Coordinator.