Community Cares is now a Splinter Group. This is one of our guild's way of giving back and sharing the comfort that comes from a quilt. These comfort quilts are made for an individual in need of warmth and comfort of some type. Additionally, some quilts are made and donated to various organizations for them to auction off with proceeds going to support their mission. The recommended size is minimum 60" x 72", but lap quilts are also accepted.
At some time in the twenty five years of the existence of HOQG, members decided to reach out to people who were experiencing a life-altering situation with a lap/throw quilt. These quilts are adorned with applique hearts to remind the recipient they are loved and cared for. Quilts often provide comfort and warmth while healing takes place in whatever form that is. According to our records, by April, 2007, there had been 247 quilts given to people locally and far away. As of December 2016, we have now given 368 quilts to very grateful people. We could not do this without the support of our guild members.
Quilts for Kids needs all of our help. Our goal is one quilt for each guild member. Our finished quilts go to children receiving treatment at LMH or Childrens Hospital. We hope you will join us in meeting our goal. 24 quilts have been donated this year thanks to members.
Quilts of Valor is a national quilting effort. This effort has distributed more than 100,000 quilts since 2003 and the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all service members and veterans touched by war with wartime quilts called Quilts of Valor. Quilts are received by men and women in all branches of the military.