Community Service Projects
QA members participate in many community service projects.
Quilts are made for premature babies in the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at University Hospital and Evergreen Hospital. QA members make between 400 and 600 Preemie quilts each year, as well as knitted hats and booties, and burp cloths. Started in 1986, the Preemie Project is QA’s longest running charity project.
Preemie quilts measure 24 inches x 30 inches (no smaller please). Flannel backing is used. No batting, no metallic fabric or fibers, and no tying.
Christmas Stocking Project
QA members make Christmas stockings for Atlantic Street Center in Seattle and Children’s Hospital, helping to bring holiday cheer to children in our community. A charity workshop is held each year at our August guild meeting, devoted to the cutting and sewing of Christmas stockings.
Quilted Comforts for Our Elderly
QA members and friends make quilts to provide comfort to elderly persons residing in Seattle area nursing homes.
Nursing Home quilts measure approximately 36 inches x 48 inches.
Evergreen Hospice Charity Project
Quilts, fleece blankets, fleece mittens, and catheter bag covers are made for patients at Evergreen Hospice.
Quilts for Evergreen Hospice measure from 36 inches x 48 inches to 65 inches x 88 inches (lap quilts up to twin-sized quilts). Almost any size is appropriate.
Operation Baby Love
QA members make quilts for babies born to the 17th Field Artillery Brigade (Thunderbolt Brigade) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Baby quilts measure approximately 40 inches x 40 inches. Batting is used in these baby quilts, and flannel backing is preferred. No metallic fabric.
Pillowcases for Fisher House
Pillowcases are made to help provide comfort to military families at Fisher House, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for families of soldiers receiving treatment at Madigan Army Medical Center.
If you would like to contribute to any of these community service projects, please contact email@example.com.