For one of its yearly activities, HOQG has a membership quilting challenge. The chairperson decides the challenge: Quilt block(s), technique, color, fabric, theme, etc. The committee chair sets the rules early in the year to allow members several months to complete their individual projects. The finished challenge quilts are then displayed at a monthly program (or at the biennial HOQG sponsored quilt show) and members can vote for their favorites. It is interesting to see the different interpretations of the rules. All members are encouraged to participate and winners are presented a prize for their hard work. firstname.lastname@example.org
HOQG members decided to reach out to people who were experiencing a life-altering situation with a lap or throw quilt. While healing takes place, quilts often provide comfort and warmth. We could not do this without the support of our caring guild members. Our service project groups are:
Community Cares Quilts email@example.com,
Hugs from the Heart firstname.lastname@example.org,
Quilts for Kids email@example.com,
Quilts of Valor (QOV) firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also donated quilts to other organizations that our members have shown interest in such as: Fostering Further, My Very Own Blanket, Licking Memorial Hospital, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital among others.
Small groups of quilters who like to meet outside of guild meetings for quilt-related activities are known as friendships groups. Friendship groups are a great way to make new friends, share ideas, and learn new techniques. Friendship groups are often formed around a common interest or geographical location. They can either be “open” and anyone can join, or “closed” with members added as meeting space allows. Guild members please see Members section for more information about specific friendship groups. email@example.com