Community Service

 

3.29.14 Sew In1Sew In May 2014

New in 2016, our Community  Project leader is Paula Waterfield-Kopf. Paula has brought us the new and fun concept of Fidgit Quilts.

Fidgit quilts are lap sized pieces made up of a lot of fun things to keep nervous fingers busy. They are great for people with memory or sensory issues. It keeps hands moving and minds busy – for the users and for the makers.

We are looking forward to working with Ted E. Bear Hollow again this year. This is an awesome grief support organization.

 

 

Our Community Quilts from 2013-2015 was spearheaded by Kathy Morgan. Fabrics and other supplies are donated by guild members. We have a handful of community sew days throughout the year. We spend the day making wonderful quilts for different community action programs throughout southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa, and the Northwestern Missouri. In 2014 we donated 44 quilts to adults and children. In 2015 there  were 40 kids and adult size quilts went out to various organizations in the communities our members reside.

Quilts of Valor is another initiative we are proud to be a part of. We gave 7 quilts for individuals who have served.

Demonstrating handwork at the Arbor Lodge during the Living History Days in September and October is a part of our community service.

In 2015, Ted E Bear Hollow requested a few members of our guild join the organization for an afternoon of giving to families in the area grieving the loss of a loved one. This is a really rewarding experience. We sewed pillows made from clothing of the loved one. We met toddlers, pre-teens, teens, and adults who have lost some one very close to them through different ways. Ted E Bear Hollow’s website can be located in this link.