Comfort Quilt Program
One of the most fun and rewarding aspects of being a member of the Chino Valley Quilters is serving our community. The guild members do so by making Comfort Quilts and other useful items; stroke pillows, pet beds, cancer caps, pillow tote bags and etc. We provide these items free of charge to those in the community in need of a helping hand. Guild members create Comfort Quilts either by their own design or by using kits, which the comfort quilt committee members have put together. Our guild furnishes the blocks, batting and backing to be used in making up the kits. Members may select a kit or two to complete at home to be returned to the Comfort Quilt Committee. Our guild members have use of a long arm machine to quilt their comfort quilts.
Throughout the year, we hold Sew-Ins at our monthly meeting. Our Committee provides the materials and members tote their machines and supplies to sew as many Comfort Quilts as possible. If not completed, members are encouraged to take their quilts home and finish them to be turned in at the next month's meeting.
Much of the materials used in the kits is donated by the very generous people of our community. We thank everyone who donates and members that sew! Our program and the take-home kits it provides are a vital part of our ongoing effort to meet the need for Comfort Quilts in our community. The Chino Valley Quilters made and distributed quilts to these organizations and more:
* Chino Valley and Ash Fork school district
* Local animal shelters and rescue organizations
* Organizations supporting seniors
* Medical organizations supporting cancer and stroke victims
* Department of Economic Security
* Women's shelters
View a sampling of some of the beautiful blocks and quilts members have crafted and donated in our Quilt galleries.
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