The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild was formed by a group of enthusiastic quilters in 1990 and currently boasts a membership of 100. 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.
The Guild supports The Painted Turtle Camp with several requested items- turtle pillows and small quilts to return home with the campers to remind them of their week of summer fun. Twin quilts for the campers beds that are washed and reused by campers, quilts to cover the walls and to cover medical equipment.
The City of Santa Clarita has given the Guild a grant to help us fund materials needed to make Quilts for each Veteran who has qualified for affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity. Each Veteran gets to choose a quilt made along with a personalized label placed on the back of their quilt to Honor each Veteran for their Service for protecting our Freedom.
The Guild has limited resources. We obtain funds with membership dues, raffles and auctions on items contributed by members, ticket sales for our Opportunity Quilts created by the members. We also want to reach out to the community for them to see we do for our charities. Some of our charity work can be seen in the community involvement section listed under community service.
This year, in 2018, we are hosting a quilt show at William S Hart Park. We hope this will be a major source of funding for future community projects.
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 offer workshops to the members. The Guild has to pay 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. These worthy organizations can be seen listed below:
Organizations we've supported in the past are: