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COMMUNITY SERVICE OVERVIEW

Lakeview Quilters Guild serves our community through charitable activities involving quilting.  Each year the guild selects organizations to receive and distribute quilts made by our members.  We make quilts for selected organizations and we donate sundries to charitable groups.


Suggested Community Service Quilt Sizes


We gladly accept community service quilts of any size.
Using 8" squares (7.5" finished) the suggested sizes are:
6x8 = 45" x 60" (for The Rose)
5x7 = 37.5" x 52.5" (for children at Bay Area Turning Point)
10x12 = 77" x 90" (twin size for Brooke Army Medical Center)
These are suggested sizes but we will gladly accept community service quilts of any size.

Click here
for a printable page that has the standard sizes of community service quilts.

Click here
for a printable page that has the size of backings needed for the standard-sized community service quilts.  Backings that have already been pieced, labeled, and put in a zip lock bag for use are especially appreciated!

 

2017

Click here for a slide show of our Community Service Night

For 2017, our guild has chosen to provide quilts of comfort to clients of the following organizations:

Our goal for 2017 is to donate 275 quilts.

2016

For 2016, Lakeview Quilters Guild exceeded our goal of donating 250 quilts in 2016! We made and donated 263 quilts, plus afghans, pillowcases, toiletries, and baby items.

Recipient Donation
The Rose 73 quilts, 1 afghan
Bay Area Turning Point 92 quilts, 5 afghans, 15 pillow cases, toiletries, toys
Boys and Girls Harbor 65 quilts
Brooke Army Medical Center 24 quilts
Child Advocates 8 quilts, 1 pillow case
UTMB Neo-natal Unit 146 hats, 165 gowns, 3 blankets
Family Promise of Clear Creek 1 quilt

 

2014 and 2015

For the calendar years 2014 and 2015, our guild continued to provide quilts of comfort to  clients of the following organizations:

These organizations provide meaningful assistance to people, and our guild can support their work with donations of quilts and baby gowns and hats for premature infants.  Each generous donation involves gifts of resources (fabric, batting, and thread) and time. 

In 2015, we donated 65 quilts and 5 afghans to Bay Area Turning Point, 7 quilts to Brooke Army Medical Center soldiers, 32 quilts to Child Advocates, and 38 to The Rose.  In addition 88 quilt tops are finished and ready to quilt for future donations.  The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston was the recipient of  134 preemie caps, 248 preemie gowns, 112 tiny bags, and a multitude of toiletries. 

On the right is a
slide show of our guild members making some of our community service quilts.

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2013

For the calendar year 2013, our guild provided approximately 162 quilts of comfort to  clients of the following organizations:

In addition, guild members provided 35 preemie gowns and 42 preemie hats to  premature babies in neonatal care institutions.   The receiving organizations of our gifts continue to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the gifts they received.

2012

For the calendar year 2012, our guild again chose to provide quilts to the following three organizations:

We took over 200 quilts to these deserving organizations and their appreciative clients.  Throughout the year, members also donated fabric, batting, thread, and much of their time and effort to our community service projects, making not only quilts but also gowns, hats, and mitts for premature newborn babies.


2011

For the calendar year 2011, our guild chose to donate quilts of comfort to clients of The Rose, Bay Area Turning Point, and Brooke Army Medical Center.  Through our members' generosity, 250 quilts touched the hearts and hands of many.  While several of our guild members made quilts of comfort for others, other guild members brought fabric for kits, kits for members to sew, completed tops for quilters to quilt, quilts that are ready to have the binding applied, and finished quilts.  We are thankful for the support the guild members provided to support the wider community.

2010

For the calendar year 2010, our guild chose four organizations to receive our quilts of comfort:  The Rose, Bay Area Turning Point, Brooke Army Medical Center, and D'Feet Breast Cancer Center We donated over 200 quilts to these organizations -- and donated a fund-raising quilt to The United Way which was purchased by a guild member who donated it, on behalf of the guild, to The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake for one of their fundraisers.  In addition, guild members served the community by supporting a quilt-making program for students in the Clear Creek Independent School District.  Members also made gowns, caps, and mitts for premature babies, and toiletry items which were donated to Bay Area Turning Point.  Quilters are known for their generosity - and our guild demonstrates this throughout the year.

2009

For the calendar year 2009, our guild provided quilts of comfort to three very deserving organizations:  The Rose, Bay Area Turning Point, and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.  Quilts were presented to these organizations throughout the year.  In addition, members made gowns, caps, and mitts for premature babies, and toiletry items were donated to Bay Area Turning Point.  Also, a quilt was donated to St. Paul Catholic Church in Nassau Bay.

2008

For the calendar year 2008, our guild provided quilts of comfort to the following four deserving organizations: 

  • The Rose, a non-profit organization that provides breast cancer screening, diagnosis and support; in 2008 they received 118 quilts. 

  • The Bay Area Turning Point, a local organization devoted to empowering survivors of family violence, sexual assault, and displacement; in 2008, they received 105 quilts plus an assortment of toiletry items.

  • St. Mary's Church in League City received 12 quilts; they were donated for use by the youth who were taken in by the church for the school year, following the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike.

  • The soldiers recuperating at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, received 30 quilts to provide comfort and warmth.

Completed quilts were presented to the designated organizations throughout the year.  In addition, a quilt was donated to St. Paul Catholic Church in Nassau Bay for providing the guild with meeting places throughout the year.
 

2007

The primary recipient of our 2007 community service quilts was The Rose, a non-profit organization that provides breast cancer screening, diagnosis and support.  You can visit their web site at www.the-rose.org.  During 2007, members made and donated 209 quilts, 5 knitted or crocheted afghans/throws, and 2 fleece blankets.  These items were all donated to The Rose, except 8 quilts that were given to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas. 

In addition to the quilts and throws, our members donated gowns, knitted caps, and mitts for premature babies; and numerous toiletry articles were donated to the Bay Area Turning Point, a local organization devoted to empowering survivors of family violence, sexual assault, and displacement. 

A quilt was donated to St. Paul Catholic Church in Nassau Bay, and guild members assembled and quilted a number of quilts for Bo's Place


2006

The primary recipient of our 2006 community service quilts was The Rose, a non-profit organization for breast cancer screening, diagnosis and support.  Our members made and donated 129 quilts, 9 afghans, and 2 wool blankets to The Rose.  We also donated 8 quilts to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, numerous bags of toiletries for Bay Area Turning Point, and at least 8 preemie caps for premature babies.

A quilt was donated to St. Paul Catholic Church.

Our members continue to assemble quilts for Bo's Place.

2005

The primary recipient of our 2005 community service quilts was The Rose, a non-profit organization for breast cancer screening, diagnosis and support.  Our members made and donated 200 quilts to The Rose. You can visit their web site at www.the-rose.org

A quilt was assembled for donation to St. Paul Catholic Church.

A quilt was donated to Interfaith Caring Ministries for their annual fund-raiser.  The quilt was auctioned at the ICM Festival of Trees.

Our members continue to assemble quilts for Bo's Place.

2004

The primary recipient of our 2004 community service quilts was The Rose, a non-profit organization for breast cancer screening, diagnosis and support.  Our members made and donated 163 quilts to The Rose.  You can visit their web site at www.the-rose.org

The guild donated $750 to the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library for the purchase of quilting books.  Click here for a larger photo.

A quilt was donated to St. Paul Catholic Church for their 40th Anniversary.  A quilt has been completed for St. Paul's February 2005 Auction.

A quilt was donated to Interfaith Caring Ministries for their annual fund-raiser.  The quilt was auctioned at the ICM Festival of Trees.

Our members assembled 17 quilts for Bo's Place. 
 

2003

Our members made and donated 205 quilts for community service.  

The primary recipient of our 2003 community service quilts was Bay Area Turning Point You can visit their web site at www.bayareaturningpoint.org

This quilt was donated to Interfaith Caring Ministries for their annual fund-raiser.  The quilt was auctioned at the ICM Festival of Trees.  Click on picture for larger view.

Preemie gowns were made and delivered to UTMB/Galveston for the Premature Infant Intensive Care Unit.

After the Columbia tragedy, members met and constructed quilts for the children of the seven astronauts.  14 quilts were completed in record time and given to the children in memory of their parent.

A quilt was donated to St. Paul Catholic Church for their Feast Day Auction.  A second quilt was donated for St. Paul's February 2004 Auction.

A guild member donated a bed size quilt to Boys and Girls Harbor for their fund-raiser.

The guild approved a donation to support the mini-class in quilting offered for students in the Webster Academy of Visions and Education (WAVE) program at Webster Intermediate School in Clear Creek Independent School District.

The guild approved the purchase quilting books for donation to the Freeman Memorial Library.


2002

Guild membership again voted to support Bay Area Turning Point with donation quilts and personal care toiletries.

Members donated 178 Community Service quilts to Bay Area Turning Point.

Fabric was provided to Clear Lake Intermediate School math department for a mini-math class on designing and constructing quilts using mathematics. The students made 18 quilt tops.  The tops were quilted by our members and donated to Bay Area Turning Point.

Two quilts was donated to St. Paul Catholic Church for their fund-raising activities.

Preemie were made and delivered to UTMB/Galveston for the Premature Infant Intensive Care Unit.

25 members participated in the construction of a quilt for InterFaith Caring Ministries' Festival of Trees.  The quilt brought a whopping $3,500 at auction.  


2001

The membership selected Bay Area Turning Point as the recipient for donation quilts made by our members.

165 quilts were donated to Bay Area Turning Point.

Many bags of soaps, shampoo and toilet articles were collected at each meeting and taken to Bay Area Turning Point for the residents.

The guild assisted Inter Faith Caring Ministry with food and a toy drive before the Christmas Holidays.

A quilt was donated to Inner Faith Caring Ministry for their annual Christmas Auction.

A Christmas tree was decorated for Inner Faith Caring Ministry's annual fund raising function "Dinner Among the Trees".


2000

One hundred sixty-eight quilts were donated to Project Linus and delivered to Texas Children's and Herman Children's Hospital.

Twenty quilts were donated to Harborview Assisted Living.

A queen sized quilt was donated to St. Paul Catholic Church for their annual auction. 

Thirty-six preemie gowns were sewn by Guild members and delivered to UTMB/Galveston Premature Infant Intensive Care Unit.

Wheelchair bags were sewn by guild members and delivered to various nursing homes.

Two hundred seventy miniature quilts and a quilted angel tree topper were constructed by guild members and used to decorate a tree for Inner Faith Caring Ministry's annual Christmas dinner and auction.

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