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 bright, cheerful quilts are donated to the Interfaith Community Services organization in Escondido, CA, who distributes them locally to children and others in need.
2023 is a return of the Opportunity Quilt. Throughout the year the quilt will be displayed at various events and tickets sold for a chance to win. Guild members will also have tickets for sale. Proceeds will be donated to charities previously chosen by the guild. The charities chosen for the 2023 proceeds are the San Diego Humane Society (Escondido Campus), Palomar Forensics Science, Rare Science, and Gently Hugged.
This year's Opportunity Quilt Theme is "Galaxy Stars", it is a beautiful 78x96 inch quilt in blues and whites.
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.
Gently Hugged gives infants in need a Care Box with gently used or new clothing in Preemie to 12 month sizes along with blankets and accessories (hats, socks, bibs). Clothes are sorted and items of each size sufficient for the first year are placed in a bag and labeled for each baby.
The completed bags are then distributed by nurses and social workers to low income, military, immigrant, and foster families in need within underserved areas. Hospitals, prenatal clinics, social service agencies, and homes are typical delivery sites.