Community Services Mission Statement – January to June 2019

I am Marjanne Geeraert, and I am honored to serve the Edmonton and District Quilters’ Guild in the role of 2nd VP, Community Services. Quilting has long been my creativity and artistic passion, and I am looking forward to enhancing that by managing Community Services. I hope the inspiration spreads to you all!

First of all, a huge thank you goes out to all who contributed so far this year and helped us donate 44 quilts to the GiveMeShelter campaign, and over 300 undergarments.
Wow! Thank you!

Community Services volunteers
Meet our community services volunteers:

  • Elsie Montgomery
  • Mary Jowett
  • Donna Cuyler

Please feel free to approach any of us with any concerns/issues/questions/completed projects/desires to do more.


Before every meeting, Community Services will have a table in the lobby:

  1. Members can examine and pick up quilt kits
  2. Members can pick up and/or drop off “Do-A-Block-or-Two” blocks.
  3. Members can pick up batting when it has been requested in the time prior to the meeting.
  4. Members can sign up for Community Services Sewing Days:
    • February 2, 2019
    • March 23, 2019



Batting is available for community services quilts, if needed. Please use my email or phone to contact me before the monthly meeting with the approximate size of your quilt top.



Kits are cut and offered to use up the fabric inventory. The kits are designed to be “partial” kits – the guild has supplied part (half) of the fabric to complete the project, and the members supply the rest from their stash. This allows for individual creativity and expression while still using pre-selected fabrics.



The “Do-a-Block-or-Two” is a “shared experience” quilt option; many quilters contribute to one delight.

In this option, either background or highlight fabric is provided for the block; again, the members contribute the rest from their stash. Variety and visual interest will be created in the quilt by the differences in the fabrics provided from the members.

Various patterns have been chosen; the quilts produced will be atleast double bed size very suitable for our Habitat for Humanity contribution.

Do-A-Block-Or-Two will also be present at the guild retreats, where special patterns and draw prizes will be used.

Do a block or two is merely a suggestion --- it is perfectly acceptable for a member to do 6, 8 or even 12 blocks or more!!


Charitable Organizations

The charitable organizations supported this year will be “Habitat for Humanity”.

Habitat for Humanity has been chosen for a June quilt delivery. These quilts will be approximately double bed size as one quilt will be given per family.

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Here at Habitat for Humanity we believe that everyone deserves to own their own
home, which is why we help provide home ownership to families in need in Edmonton and across northern Alberta. Through your generous Donations and Volunteer work, hundreds of hard-working families now have a place to call home.
Use the following link to view more information on Habitat for Humanity:


2018 – 19 Raffle Quilt

A quilt raffle will be held in the 2018 – 19 guild season. The raffle quilt has been created by the illustrious EDQG board members and is outstanding. The quilt name is “Because We Care” and it is a vibrant garden quilt featuring both applique and traditional piecing. 

The raffle proceeds will be split this year with 75% benefiting Camp HeHoHa, and 25% contributing to the Endowment Committee.

The raffle draw will be done at the year end banquet in June. In progress pictures are posted under the 2nd VP {Community Services} section on the website.


Community Services Sewing Days

There will be three community services sewing days in our 2018 -19 guild year. The dates are:

  • February 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 4pm
  • March 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 4pm

The location for the Sewing Days will be McQueen Community Hall
(10825 McQueen Rd NW, Edmonton, AB) for the other days.

Participation during these group sewing days is restricted to community services quilts. Group projects will be offered, watch the newsletter for details.

The community services sewing days are free events. Please bring your own lunch/sandwich.  We will have coffee/tea, and a big pot of soup to enjoy.


There is no cost for members/non-members to attend community services sewing days.







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