Outreach

HERNANDO QUILTERS’ GUILD OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Baby quilts are collected throughout the year for the Spring Hill Hospital Neo-natal unit. Each April a sew-a-thon is held to make quilts for the babies too. If you wish to make a quilt, join the sewing group in April or make one on your own.

Quilts should be approximately 45″ square. Finished quilts are collected at the May meeting.

Guild members also knit / crochet baby caps for babies. Patterns are available on our web site.

Lap quilts are collected each fall for donation to the VA hospital in Tampa. These quilts should be about 50″ square or so and made for both men and women. A sew-a-thon is held in August, or donate those you have made on your own.

The quilts are collected in October and delivered around Veteran’s Day in November. Pop can tabs are collected monthly for donation to Ronald McDonald House. Ruth Redeker collects these. Ruth also collect labels from Box Tops for Education for schools in our area.

Quilt blocks are collected for breast cancer awareness quilts. Blocks should be 12-1/2” square and be made of pink and white fabric, you choose the block pattern. Blocks are assembled into quilts and raffled by various organizations raising funds for breast cancer research.

Collect the complimentary bottles of shampoo, lotion, etc. that you might otherwise leave behind in a hotel room. These items are collected and given to the Dawn Center.

Each month we are donating canned goods and other non-perishable food items for the food shelf at Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, Spring Hill, Florida. Look for the collection tub to drop your food items. If you don’t have food items to share, cash is also collected; the “bank” is located at the 50/50 table.