Community Outreach

We are proud of our community outreach programs. Volunteers coordinate these projects and occasionally hold quilting bees and/or assemble kits for work at home. The quilting bees are usually held at the Mannheim Community Centre. Click Mannheim Community Centre for directions. 

For information about these special ongoing projects click on the mini quilts by their names. If you would like to contact any of the organizers, you will find their contact information in our Members' Handbook or email the guild at waterloocountyqg@gmail.com. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

 

To view a PDF slide presentation overview of our outreach projects go to the link below.

 

 

Smile Quilts

Smile Quilts are made for children facing serious illness.

Coordinator: Joan Doke

Pal Quilts

Pal Quilts include both palliative and friendship quilts. Donations are given to hospice residences and Vera's Place.

Coordinators: Judy Siegner & Marilyn Hollinger

Memory Quilts

Memory Quilts are small, quilted or knotted quilts donated to Grand River Hospital. They are given to those who have lost an infant due to stillbirth, SIDS, or some other catastrophe.

Coordinator: Pamela Clarkson.

Touch Quilts

The Touch Quilt Program run by the Alzheimer Society of K-W provides, for persons with later-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, an item of comfort to hold and touch with their hands. Coordinator: Charlene Stevens.

I'm Possible Quilts

Victim's Services provides support for victims within our community. The WCQG received a Community Grant specifically for the purpose of making quilts for victims in our community.

Coordinator: Robin Bogaert

January 7, 2019

Days for Girls

Days for Girls is dedicated to creating a more free, dignified, and educated world, through providing lasting access to feminine hygiene solutions and health education.

Coordinators: Bernice Gammy, Judy Pearce, Lynne Thompson-Haven, Jan Hember & Fabia Joyce 

For several years guild members have made place-mats for our local Meals on Wheels. Often those place-mats were reversible, celebrating a special holiday or two. Additional causes in which members of the guild often participate are Project LinusVictoria Quilts and Quilts of Valour

The Caring Connection group meets monthly at Creative Sisters Quilt Studio to sew quilts for charity. Donated fabrics are used to complete the quilts, which may go to MCC Relief Sale, PAL, as well as other local venues. Contact Judy Siegner for more information

The guild and its members are always open to supporting charitable organizations. To reach us please go to our Contact Us page.

A Few Special Projects

Click on the quilt for the story.

50th Anniversary Quilt  2016

Coordinated by Emily Hunsberger

Sunnyside End of Life Quilt 

2012

The Postcard Quilt  2009

Coordinated by Renske Helmuth

A Bird's Eye View  2006
Coordinated by Renske Helmuth

CQA/ACC Slab Quilt  Project
Coordinated by Marg Sandiford

Kaleidoscope of Nations  2003
Coordinated by Renske Helmuth