Hugs from the Heart Our Hugs from the Heart quilts are adorned with applique hearts to remind the recipient they are loved and cared for. Members applique hearts to blocks during the guild meeting or on their own and provide them to the Hugs from the Heart chairperson. These applique blocks are combined with pieced blocks to form the guild’s special Hugs from the Heart quilts. Members can request that the chair provide a quilt to someone who is experiencing a life-altering circumstance. Most of the fabric is donated, and volunteers do the assembly. At most monthly meetings, there are heart blocks on the tables. The guild provides for the cost of the backing, batting, and the cost of quilting. If you have a specific time frame, the chair will gladly supply the materials and/or pattern for your use. Quilts are approximately 54” x 66”. Kits are available at most meetings. Requests forms are available at the meetings or on the guild website.
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.
Volunteers are needed for assembly.