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. On average, Childrens
Quilts/EBHQ volunteers donate 1200 quilts a year to local children and
youth organizations. Guild members have stitched quilts to comfort
several communities affected by California fires including members of
our own guild who lost their homes in the Oakland Hills Fire. Our healing quilts have anonymously comforted local young people affected by unspeakable violence.
This note of appreciation from the Onesie Twosie organization of Kensington, CA illustrates how much these donated quilts can mean to the recipients.
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:
photo by Deanna Davis
- 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 Children's Quilts distribution system.
News about recent EBHQ quilt projects:
- Heal Africa Hospital, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Do you sometimes get discouraged and think that one person cannot make a difference. This touching article tells the story of the founder of the hospital where we sent our quilts to help heal women in Africa. Because of the current turmoil in Goma more quilts cannot be safely distributed at this time. Financial support of this hospital is always welcomed and hopefully, again sharing our quilts may be possible in the future.
Thank You From Africa
Children's Quilt Angel, Ingrid Pelton
Nurses and midwives in Bacho, Tanzania sing thanks for our EBHQ baby quilts: "We
mothers of KAMM* (an acronym meaning "improving health for women and
children) we say a lot of thank you to you. Thank you for doing the nice
things to us. Thank you for making the small blankets for our new
babies. We say Karibu Dareda/Bacho (Welcome to Dareda/Bacho.) Please
thank all the ladies of your quilting guild for bringing such joy to the
lives of the villagers in Tanzania."