Community Service Projects
The Charity Committee is providing opportunities for curbside pickup of pre-ordered Charity kits and quilt labels, and drop-off of finished Charity quilts.
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.
1335 preemie quilts, along with burp cloths and knitted hats, were delivered in 2020.
The Preemie Project is QA’s longest running charity project, providing more than 21,600 preemie quilts since 1986.
Preemie quilts measure 24″ x 30″, with whole cloth flannel backs, no batting, minimal quilting, no tying, and no metallic thread or fabric.
Burp cloths measure 9″ x 13″ (minimum) and are made of two layers of flannel.
Quilted Comforts for Our Elderly
Quilts are made to provide comfort to elderly persons residing in Seattle area nursing homes.
267 quilts and 920 face masks were delivered to ten nursing homes in 2020.
Since 2007, more than 2300 quilts have been provided.
Nursing Home quilts measure approximately 36″ x 48″.
Evergreen Hospice Project
Quilts and other gifts of comfort are made for patients of Evergreen Hospice.
138 quilts, 26 pairs of fleece mittens, 4 fleece blankets, 14 catheter bag covers, and 174 face masks were delivered in 2020.
Since 2007, more than 700 quilts, 300 pairs of fleece mittens, 300 fleece blankets, and 900 catheter bag covers have been provided.
Quilts for Evergreen Hospice measure from 36″ x 48″ to 65″ x 88″ (lap quilts up to twin-sized quilts).
Operation Baby Love
Baby quilts are made for the 17th Field Artillery Brigade and the Medical Unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and for military families served by the Madigan South Sound Clinic in Olympia, WA.
122 baby quilts were delivered in 2020.
Since 2006, more than 800 baby quilts have been provided.
Baby quilts measure approximately 36″ x 36″. 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. When in-person meetings are permitted, a charity workshop devoted to the cutting and sewing of Christmas stockings is held in August.
2174 Christmas stockings were delivered in 2020.
Since 2001, more than 22,800 Christmas stockings have been provided.
Pillowcases for Fisher House
Pillowcases are made for military families at Fisher House, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Fisher House provides a home away from home for service members and their families while they receive medical care at Madigan Army Medical Center.
120 pillowcases were delivered in 2020.
Since the start of this project, more than 2900 pillowcases have been provided.