EBHQ members have a long
history of sharing quilting expertise, time, and love with others.
Individual members often make beautiful raffle quilts for fund raising
efforts in local schools and organizations. The Deanna Davis Community Quilt Project (previously Children's Quilt Project) volunteers donate over 1000 quilts a year to local children and
youth organizations. Community Quilt volunteers have also stitched full size quilts to comfort
several communities affected by California fires and other natural disasters. And, our healing quilts have anonymously comforted local young people affected by unspeakable violence.
The Latest Community Quilt NewsThe guild had a wonderful time September 19 at Drop-in working on quilts for the folks of Lake County. The next day we were able to send 30 adult and 30 child size quilts to the victims of the valley fire with the Alameda County Reserve Firefighters.
Special thanks to Carolyn Weil, Susan Dague, Marcia Alpert, and Jean Wolslegel for putting this work day together on such short notice, and to all who helped on Saturday.
And here's a Facebook thank you from a Lake County quilt recipient.
On our September 9, 2014 Drop-In the final stitches were sewn
on the labels of 18 family sized quilts for survivors of the Napa August 24
earthquake. The Napa guild has a section of volunteers who produce community
outreach quilts. The leader of this group identified 18 people in the area to be comforted by receiving one of EBHQ’s big emergency quilts. . Take a look at these beautiful quilts. (iPad/iPhone users click here.)
EBHQ Members: A New Way to Contribute Your Talents
A new delivery system is now in place to get 10-12 of our quilts
a month delivered to the Kaiser NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.) The size
needed is 38 by 46 inches. This specific size will be used as an incubator
cover and will dull the machine noises and lights in the nursery as well as
cheer the parents and hospital staff with the happy colors and patterns. The
quilt will go home with its own infant at the end of the hospital stay. If the infant does not survive, the
parents decide if the quilt stays with their babe or comes home to comfort the
family. So much love is stitched into each one of our quilts. It is amazing how
many hearts they touch.
delivery to infants will be added to the task list for volunteers that EBHQ continues to develop. If you would like to help with some
aspect of the delivery system for the 1000+ quilts that EBHQ
distributes each year, please e-mail EBHQ.DDCQP@gmail.com
Additionally, our quilts
have been sent with love and healing wishes to survivors of Hurricane
Katrina; women in recovery from surgical fistula repair at the Heal Africa Hospital in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo; newborns in Bacho, Tanzania; earthquake victims in Joplin, Missouri; and survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
You are most welcome to join us in our current quilt projects:
- Quilts of Valor
This foundation collects and distributes quilts called Quilts of Valor
(QOV's) to service members and veterans. This foundation is not about
politics. It's about people. EBHQ members donate quilts and fabric to this non-profit through our Community Quilts distribution system.
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quilt and photo by Deanna Davis
EBHQ Grant Application Information
Did you know EBHQ can issue grant money to qualified organizations?
The Executive Board may make
grant(s) to an organization which is in compliance with Section
501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Grant money must
support the purposes of EBHQ and are subject to applicable sections of
the EBHQ by laws (see Grant Rules).
purpose of EBHQ is to preserve and continue the
traditions, culture, and history of quilting; to promote fellowship
among interested persons in all aspects of quilting; to contribute to
the knowledge of and to promote the appreciation of fine quilts; to
sponsor and support quilting activities; to encourage quilt making and
collection; to contribute to the growth of knowledge of quilting
techniques, textiles, patterns, and quilt makers through educational
meetings and travel.
If your organization is interested in applying for a grant, please complete The Grant Application Form which must be submitted in full by the last Tuesday of February. If the Executive Board approves the request, the grant will be awarded in May.
the beautiful quilt sent for comfort and love by East Bay Heritage
Quilters after being burned on a bus ride home from school in Berekeley.
Debbie Crandall, mother, writes to say, "I hope you can share this with
whomever made it. Sasha LOVES it and so do we! Sasha is home now and
feels all warm and snuggly under it. Thank you all so much."