Community Service Projects
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 20,300 preemie quilts have been provided. 1462 were delivered in 2019.
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, over 2000 quilts have been provided. More than 251 quilts were delivered in 2019.
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 500 quilts, 300 fleece blankets, 300 pairs of fleece mittens, and 900 catheter bag covers have been provided. 117 quilts, 37 fleece blankets, 25 pairs of fleece mittens, and 105 catheter bag covers were delivered in 2019.
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 700 baby quilts have been provided. 62 quilts were delivered in 2019.
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 20,600 stockings have been provided. 1566 were delivered in 2019.
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 2700 pillowcases have been provided. 199 pillowcases were made in 2019.