The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild was formed by a group of enthusiastic quilters in 1990, and currently boasts a membership of 80. 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 in the hands of people in need.
Our mission is to stimulate an interest in quilts, to promote and advance the art of quilt making, to conduct educational programs and services in the design techniques and preservation of quilts and quilt making; and to promote quilting in philanthropic endeavors.
As a non-profit organization, the Guild has limited resources. We obtain funds with membership dues, boutiques (i.e., Cowboy Festival, Home and Garden), auctions on items contributed by members, and ticket sales from our Opportunity Quilts which are created yearly by our members. We actively reach out to the community to educate them on our charity involvement. Some of our charity work can be seen in the community involvement section listed under Community Service.
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. We offer workshops to our members to advance their learning and skill levels. The Guild is responsible for speaker fees, facilities for meetings and workshops, as well as insurance for the event. A significant amount of funds collected within the Guild go to support worthy organizations past and present.
The City of Santa Clarita has honored the Guild with several grants over the years to help fund materials needed to make charity donations:
A grant was received for the Quilts for Veterans project. Each Veteran who has qualified for affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity was honored with a quilt that they personally selected. Their quilt had a personalized label placed on the back of the quilt to honor the Veteran for their service in protecting our freedom.
We also received a grant to provide the SCV Pregnancy Center’s new parents with baby bundles. Each bundle consisted of a hand-made quilt, receiving blanket, bib, and a burb cloth.
The Guild supports The Painted Turtle Camp with several requested items- turtle pillows, Twin quilts for the campers beds that are washed and reused by campers, quilts to cover the walls and to cover medical equipment.
The Guild supports these worthy organizations:
Organizations we've supported in the past are:
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