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.
Twenty women shared their fabrics to create this delightfully warm quilt for our 2020 Opportunity Quilt! These time honored 9-patches are surrounded by children holding hands, whose clothes coordinate with the fabric in the 9-patches. The quilt has a sleeve for hanging and would be beautiful hanging on a wall or covering a bed. Throughout the year the quilt will be displayed at various events and tickets sold for a chance to win. Guild members also have tickets for sale. Proceeds will be donated to charities previously chosen by the guild.
Update on the 2020 Opportunity Quilt:
The winning ticket was drawn during our December general meeting on Zoom, and Jenny G. of Escondido, California, was thrilled to learn by phone during the meeting that she won the quilt!
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.