Community Service is important to the members of the Venice Area Quilters' Guild.  

Another note of appreciation from Tidewell Hospice for the quilts given in 2021.  CLICK to read.

Masks are appreciated!  Click here to read the lovely notes from the staff  at Infectious Disease Consultants of Port Charlotte.

Guardian Ad Litem received several quilts that needed a good home.  Click to read the Thank You letter.

Children First also thanked us for this years' quilts.

The Cut-ups and Ladybugs (Pinky Stewart rep 941 497 5029) are now in charge of Community Service. From June 1, 2020 until April 1, 2021 we have delivered  261 nap quilts to Children First -Head Start, 147 to Tidewell Hospice and 14 to Our Mother's House.  Click here for more information on quilts and sizes.

We are gathering quilts for our 22nd annual August delivery to Children First for the Head Start students.  If you need a quilt kit or just batting, contact Pinky.  Finished quilts and nice children's fabric can be dropped off at our friendly local quilt shops:  Crazy Quilters and Deborah's Quilt Basket.

We are working on a new Community Service project for local women (and men) facing breast cancer surgery:
Care Bags with "Hearts Full of Love" Pillows.    These heart shaped pillows help in many ways:
PillowPadding under a seat belt
Under the arm to keep arm weight off tender areas
Soft compression (hug) if needed
Contact DawnM@vaqg.org if you would like to help make pillows or  Care Bags.  Click here for the pattern.

The guild recently received this lovely note:
I want to thank you for your beautiful quilt.

My mother was a long time resident of South Venice and was approaching her 94th birthday. Her health was in decline and I was determined to help her stay in her own home. I hired local care givers and with great neighbors and friends and a church family was able to achieve this goal. She was happy to be in her place.  As her health declined she was accepted into Hospice and with the additional hospice support did well during most of last year. Hospice was terrific and a Hospice volunteer visited Mom often. My Mom enjoyed and looked forward to her visits . This volunteer brought a quilt as a gift. On the back of the quilt is says, “From the Venice Area Quilters Guild”.

As a quilter and knitter my Mom appreciated the workmanship and was very fond of that quilt and the thought behind the gift. It was a touching gift and a beautiful work of art and of high quality.  My mother passed away during the holidays and I now have this quilt.   My Mom loved her 7 great grand babies and now they take naps with this quilt.

You never know where an act of kindness can go. I thought I would let you know.

Many thanks, RNE

Our Community Service Committee donated a total of 357 quilts plus 176 bibs to several area organizations in 2019.  Quilts were delivered to Children First, Tidewell Hospice, Jacaranda Trace Veterans and Guardian Ad Litem.  Our members are extremely generous with their time and talent. Children First Thank You
 

Jac Trace Veterans

tidewell

Fall 2018 - We delivered 108 quilts and 36 bibs to Children First for the Head Start kids.  Holly B delivered 56 quilts to Tidewell Hospice in November 2018. They absolutely loved the quilts! They were running low, as they only had four left, so they were ecstatic when they received so many quilts, especially with the holidays coming up. They said the families really do appreciate the quilts knowing they were made with love.  They will share the quilts with the Port Charlotte and Sarasota locations.

Tidewell Hospice also requested some quilts for their veterans. Red, white and blue or a theme specific to a branch of the military. They only have one left.   Any size is great.  Click here to learn about how these veteran's quilts are used.

Click here for information on making Charity Quilts.

Our members make quilts for many worthwhile area organizations. Our primary recipients are the children in our local Head Start programs. Since 1999, we have delivered quilts for each child entering the program.  The children (and staff) love them.

 

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We hold a food drive for the South County Food Pantry in October.

At our Annual Holiday Dinner we donate:

We make annual donations to local Non-Profits

At our Biennial Quilt Show we have a Silent Auction of Miniature Quilts with all proceeds going to the South County Food Pantry, We have donated over $20,000 to the South County Food Pantry during the last 10 years alone.