Community Service | Greater Hartford Quilt Guild
GHQG members produced hundreds of handcrafted ornaments to decorate a tree to be donated to the Wadsworth Atheneum's annual "Festival of Trees and Traditions". The red-and-white ornaments on this year's tree included musical-themed ornaments to illustrate our tree's name, "Quilting Makes Our Hearts Sing". A preview of some of the ornaments on the tree is shown; visit the Wadsworth between December 1-3 and 6-10, 2017 to see the completed work of art!
Members of GHQG presented two programs at the New Britain Museum of American Art in 2015, in conjunction with the “Let Me Quilt One More Day” exhibit. One program, a children’s workshop called “Lend A Hand”, yielded blocks which were assembled into a quilt, which was donated to the Covenant to Care for Children.
Enfield Quilters have already donated over 900 pillowcases to the Shriner’s Hospital in Springfield, MA, and is working toward a goal of 1,000 pillowcases as part of the Million Pillowcase Challenge.
Heritage Quilters of Wallingford donates lap quilts every year to the Masonicare Health Care Center, pillowcases to Ryan’s Case for Smiles, and premie and layette quilts to UConn.
Stafford Mill Town Quilters donate lap quilts, newborn quilts, and walker bags to Johnson Memorial Hospital and Evergreen Health Care Center. Members of Stafford also recently rushed to provide 60 mastectomy pillows for Hartford Hospital, in response to an urgent appeal.
Quilters West donates wheelchair bags to the West Hartford Health and Rehab Center, and pillowcases and lap quilts for the Connecticut Foster Care system.
Ellington Quilters donate “scent cloths”, NICU quilts, and breast cancer bags to area hospitals.
West Hartford Quilters donate twin size quilts to the St Agnes Home.
Newington Schoolhouse Quilters donate quilts to Boys and Girls Village in Milford and the Newington Department of Human Resources, breast cancer pillows and “pretty pockets” to Middlesex Breast Cancer Center, and fidget quilts for Alzheimer’s patients.
Apple Valley Quilt Guild has made mastectomy pillows for hospitals, pillow cases for Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, lap quilts and walker bags for The Summit in Southington.
The Friendship Quilters of Winsdor regularly supply tote bags to the Harry Gray Cancer Center, and provide quilts to the Windsor Department of Social Services and to the Rocky Hill Veteran's Hospital.