Community Services Activities 2017-2018

Charity

The sole charity focus for this year is making "nap quilts" for  seniors residing in various Good Samaritan care facilities located in the Edmonton area.    

The guild has donated 10 quilts already to the Good Samaritan Society and we have received a  certificate from the Society expressing their thanks.  

Our contact person there is Shannon Goralski, Fund Development Coordinator.  Arrangements will be for her to speak to the guild sometime in the New Year to provide some insight into the work of the Society, how the quilts were distributed and to allow her to express the Society's thanks for the guild's generous support.

Long Arm or Machine Quilting Volunteers Still Needed: Please contact me if you are able to provide some help in this regard. Contact information is on the website and in the newsletter (email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .)  I propose to personally look after binding the quilt once quilted if required to do so, but there is a desperate need for assistance with getting the "sandwich" quilted.

Potential for Assistance or Instruction with Kits: For those who would like some assistance or have questions relating to the kits, you are warmly welcomed to attend my home for part of or an entire day for a hands on "question, answer and demonstrate" session. This “mentor for a day” is offered to assist quilters (especially newer guild members) in developing their skills, to welcome and strengthen the EDQG quilt family and to help members contribute to charity projects. There will be a sign-up list at the 2nd VP/Charity table at the November meeting. -

Charity Retreat

January 20th, 2018. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A one day "charity retreat" has been scheduled and will be held at the South East Edmonton Seniors Association, located at 9350 - 82 Street (just off of 79 Street and behind Holyrood School). (Please note: access is best from 79 Street as street access is blocked coming from the west)

Raffle

At the November meeting the guild was shown a full sized bed quilt, Storm at Sea, I completed some years previous and will personally have custom quilted.  The quilt will be donated by and on behalf of the EDQG to the Good Samaritan Society in January 2018.  

The Good Samaritan had asked whether one of the guild nap quilts might be raffled as a source of funds.   After discussions with the Society, the conclusion was that a full sized quilt might generate more interest.   The Good Samaritan Society will be responsible for obtaining the necessary licensing from the Alberta Gaming Commission.  It is hoped that the members will want to either sell or buy the raffle tickets given the stellar work of the Society in Edmonton but also in its endeavours throughout the province.   

Pictures of the quilt to be raffled will be posted on completion as well as the draw date.  Please refer to this website for updates relating to the raffle.  

 

Erika Bottcher, 2nd Vice President (Charity)

 


 

 

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