Community Service Projects
QA members participate in many quilt-related community service projects. If you would like to contribute to any of these projects, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilts, flannel burp cloths, and knit hats are made for premature babies in the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Evergreen Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, Swedish Hospital, and Auburn Medical Center.
The Preemie Project is QA’s longest running charity project. Since 1986, more than 18,800 preemie quilts have been provided. 1404 were delivered in 2018.
Preemie quilts measure 24 inches x 30 inches (no smaller please). Flannel backing is used, with minimal quilting. No batting, no metallic fabric or fibers, no tying.
Burp cloths measure at least 9 inches x 13 inches, and are made by sewing two pieces of flannel, right sides together, turning and top stitching.
Quilted Comforts for Our Elderly
QA members and friends make quilts to provide comfort to elderly persons residing in Seattle area nursing homes.
Since 2007, 1790 quilts have been provided. More than 235 quilts were delivered in 2018.
Nursing Home quilts measure approximately 36 inches x 48 inches.
Evergreen Hospice Project
Quilts, fleece blankets, fleece mittens, and catheter bag covers are made for patients of Evergreen Hospice.
Since 2007, over 470 quilts, 340 fleece blankets, 270 pairs of fleece mittens, and 830 catheter bag covers have been provided. 100 quilts, 50 fleece blankets, 28 pairs of fleece mittens, and 117 catheter bag covers were delivered in 2018.
Quilts for Evergreen Hospice measure from 36 inches x 48 inches to 65 inches x 88 inches (lap quilts up to twin-sized quilts).
Operation Baby Love
Baby quilts are made for the 17th Field Artillery Brigade (Thunderbolt Brigade) and the Medical Unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Since 2006, over 660 baby quilts have been provided. 72 quilts were delivered in 2018.
Baby quilts measure approximately 40 inches x 40 inches. Batting is used in these baby quilts, and flannel backing is preferred. No metallic fabric.
Christmas Stocking Project
Christmas stockings are made and donated to Atlantic Street Center and Children’s Hospital, to help bring holiday cheer to children in our community. A charity workshop devoted to the cutting and sewing of Christmas stockings is held each year in August.
Since 2001, over 19,000 stockings have been provided. 1519 were delivered in 2018.
Pillowcases for Fisher House
Pillowcases are made to help provide comfort to military families at Fisher House, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Fisher House provides a home away from home for military members and their families while they receive medical care at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Since the start of this project, over 2590 pillowcases have been provided. More than 205 pillowcases were made in 2018.