A Quilt Guild in Frenchtown, NJ
CHQ Little Dresses for Africa charity sew
A few of the quilt tops, ready for quilting!
Andrea dropped off some quilts for the High Bridge fire victims. Brenda Chacon is the High Bridge EMS member who is organizing donations for the displaced residents.
CHQ believes in giving back to the community, and strives to find ways that our membership can make meaningful contributions using our skills as quilters, crafters and artisans.
Our events so far this year include:
Fidget Quilts for Alzheimers Patients
TheSeamen’s Church Institutecares for the personal, professional, and spiritual needs of mariners around the world. Founded in 1834, it is the largest, most comprehensive mariners’ service agency in North America. CHQ created more than 100 bags for the Seamen's Charity. The "ditty bags" will hold a variety of personal sundries donated for the recipients.
Quilts for Family Promise of NJ
Family Promiseis a nonprofit organization in New Jersey committed to helping low income families achieve lasting independence. CHQ will be finishing a variety of quilt tops owned by the guild, tying and binding and generally preparing them for donation.
This month we will be working on three projects which require different levels if sewing skills so all can join in on a fun day of sewing.
First there is the ditty bags for the Seamen's Church Institute. These easy the complete items will be used for gifts to mariners at Christmas who come into the Port of Newark and also the river men working on the Mississippi.
Second is making colorful hospital gowns for Patients Into People a non profit who donates colorful hospital gowns to cancer patients who are undergoing multiple treatments. These gowns not only lift their spirits during a very stressful period of their lives but also gives them the opportunity to ware their own clothing to treatments not a gown that perhaps a hundred others have used. These gowns take 4 yards of cheerful cotton fabrics or can be made from several coordinated prints. Anyone who has yardage of fun colorful fabric and would like to donate it please bring it with you to the sew. They are fast and not difficult to sew.
Finally there are the Rare Bears a more challenging project for the more skilled sewer. They are colorful teddy bears for Rare Science Inc. who conducts research on better medicines for children with rare diseases. The bears will be given to kids with rare medical issues or be used in fund raising for the Rare Science research.