QQ Group Quilt
QQ makes a group quilt every year to raffle. A portion of the proceeds from the quilt are donated to a charity selected by the membership.
Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence
Quintessential Quilters regularly supports our local women’s shelter, Choices, in various ways including making quilts for Choices clients and collecting household items at meetings (cleaning items, paper towels, toilet paper, powdered laundry detergent, diapers, etc.) LSSNetworkOfHope.org/choices
LifeCare Alliance/Meals on Wheels
QQ members make and donate placemats to LifeCare Alliance for their Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels provides meals for older adults and medically challenged residents of Franklin and several other counties, helping residents remain independent in the comfort of their own homes. “Nourishing the Human Spirit” is their motto. Learn more about their programs and services at www.lifecarealliance.org. The placemats are usually collected at the March meeting. Guidelines are included in our newsletter. We home it lets the recipients know someone is thinking about them.
A few other service projects QQ members have participated in over the years:
- My Very Own Blanket
MVOB is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping children in foster care feel valued and comforted. They deliver personalized blankets and toiletry items to children in foster care. www.MyVeryQwnBlanket.org
- Kids ‘N Kamp
Kids ‘N Kamp offered programs and support for children and their families touched by childhood cancer. Many members of QQ participated in their annual Celebrity Quilt Auction by donating quilts. Kids ‘N Kamp is no longer in operation.
- Quilts of Valor
QOV’s mission is to provide quilts and pillowcases to all service members and veterans touched by war. QQ made quilts for this project for several years. www.qovf.org.
- James Stitching Sisters
This group creates lap quilts for cancer patients receiving treatment at The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital. www.facebook.com/stitchingsistersohio
- Project Linus
Project Linus provides new, handmade blankets and afghans to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. www.projectlinus.org