About Us

 

 

 

The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild was formed by a group of enthusiastic quilters in 1990 and currently boasts a membership of over 120. The membership shares a strong desire to give something back to the community, while perpetuating the art of quilting for generations to come. Knowing the comfort a hand crafted "bit of love" quilt can mean, the members have regularly placed quilts with people in need. In recent years the guild worked with local school children to produce anti-tobacco themed quilt blocks which the guild pieced into a beautiful quilt and auctioned it to raise funds for Henry Mayo Hospital.

The Guild has also contributed three quilts for the City of Santa Clarita, one that hangs in or near the council chamber, one that was meant to 'travel' when representing our fair city, and the Mall Quilt which is on permanent display at the Valencia Town Center near the Food Court.  Members of our guild host an annual Quilting Demonstration day at the Valencia Library, and we put up a free quilt show at Barnes & Noble as part of the SCV Arts Council each year. Girl Scout Quilting Badge day, where 200 local girl scouts did 6 different activities to earn their Quilting Badge in one day. One of the activities was attending a show, then we also organized 5 other activities for them. Boy Scouts of America - raffle quilt where the boys made a square using crayons, Mrs. Palmer & Mrs. Snee completed it and the Guild sold Opportunity tickets - with all proceeds going to the BSA.

In addition to the activities and entities that the Guild gives monetary donations to, the Guild also has adopted families-in-need in the past. The Guild made individual quilts for a local Santa Clarita family without parents. The oldest daughter of the 6 children was trying to work and keep the family together. In addition to the quilts made for each child, the Guild members contributed individual funds matched by the Guild funds for grocery store script and for gift certificates to local Merchants. The Guild has limited resources for funds with membership dues, raffles/auctions on items contributed by members, ticket sales for Opportunity Quilts created by the members, and our Quilt Show scheduled every two years being the major source of income for our guild.   No member of the Guild takes a salary, including the Executive Board Members. The Guild has monthly meetings where national and international quilting celebrities speak and occasionally give workshops to the members. The Guild has to pay for speakers' fees, facilities for meetings and workshops, as well as insurance. A significant amount of funds collected within the guild go to support the worthy organizations listed below:

 

American Diabetes Assoc.
Boy Scout Troup 576
Brownie Troop 197
Canyon Country Library
City of Hope - Duarte facility
Gene Autry Museum
Guide Dogs of America - Sylmar facility
Henry Mayo Hospital - adult day care center - lap quilts
Hole in the Wall Gang - a P. Newman camp

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Project Linus
Rainbow Rescue (pet adoption charity)
Ronald McDonald House - Loma Linda
S. C. Food Pantry
Sandler Family Sponsor - grocery script
SCV Homeless Shelter donations
SCV Preganancy Center

SCV Senior Center
SCV Shelter for Domestic Violence
SCV Sheriff's Dept.
SCV YMCA Sports Program
Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes (a P. Newman camp)
United Cerebral Palsy

 

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