Charity work

Ongoing projects

We try to have regularly scheduled charity sewing days and aim for every other month on the Saturday following our monthly meeting.

Sewing for children

During 2017, we focused on making quilts to contribute to NALES for children who have lost a parent in law enforcement. See photos of September donations to NALES. We will focus on this during 2018 as well.

A few members are also creating adoptee quilt blocks to welcome children recently adopted through Carolina Adoption Services located in Greensboro. Children from all over the world are adopted by families in the U.S. See adoptee quilt photos.

Sewing for adults

During fall of 2017, we worked with the memory care unit of Twin Lakes to sew clothing protectors from fabric and a pattern donated by a resident’s family member. Several guild members also created fidget mats for memory care patients. A dozen clothing protectors and five fidget mats were delivered for use by residents. See photos of Twin Lakes donations.

Lap quilts made by guild members were donated in December 2017 to Davis Street Methodist Church in appreciation for their allowing us to use their facilities for our meetings and sew days.

Group members sewed adult bibs that were donated to Brookdale Clare Bridge Alzheimer/Dementa Care Unit at the end of 2016.

cat on rescue pillowsSewing for furry friends

Members of our group save their fabric scraps and use them to stuff pillows for cats awaiting adoption. They are donated on a regular basis to Sparkle Cat Rescue.

Ideas for charity sewing projects

The list below includes already established charities, ideas for projects, and instructions.