A "Good Cheer" quilt is a fun and quick quilting project our members complete at their leisure at home. Our Good Cheer Quilt committee prepares kits of pre-cut fabric, batting and backing,
which can be picked up at guild meetings. These brlght, cheerful quilts are donated to the Interfaith Community Services organization in Escondido, CA, who distributes them locally to children and others in need.
Work on the 2019 Opportunity Quilt project by the Sundance Evening Neighborhood group started a year in advance in order to complete the quilt in time to unveil it at the January guild meeting and begin ticket sales for the December raffle. Throughout the year they will be arranging various locations and events to display the quilt and sell tickets, as well as organizing on-going ticket sales by the membership. All proceeds of the raffle will be donated to charities previously chosen by the guild.
Rare Bears is an effort near and dear to our hearts. The Rare Sciences organization is dedicated to researching rare childhood diseases that impact lives all over the world. The "Rare Bears Army," which started here in the North County Quilters guild, is now a large and growing group of quilters and sewists, dedicated to sewing and stuffing unique bears that are sent to children all over the world suffering from rare diseases.
Security Blankets are made by guild members in support of the Forensic Department of Palomar Hospital. The blankets are donated to the Forensics department for their clients who need to surrender their clothing as evidence. Along with their hospital gown, the blankets are provided for warmth, comfort, and an added sense of security. The blankets are sewn from
1 and 2/3 yards of solid color fleece fabric supplied and hemmed by our members.
The members of the Escondido South Morning Neighborhood Group are currently making baby quilts for Gently Hugged a not-for-profit organization that donates clothes, blankets and other items to newborns and babies to 12 months old in need.