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Los Angeles Veteran Quilt Project
The mission of the Los Angeles Veterans Quilt Project is to thank our veterans and their families touched by war for their service to our country.
The Valley Quiltmakers Guild joined forces with the San Fernando Valley Quilt Association and have donated more than 2,000 quilts so far to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 9 – 12PM. We are pleased to welcome you to work with us or donate to this worthwhile project.
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Doll Quilts for Needy Little Girls
Each year, members of the San Fernando Valley Woodworkers, get together to design, and build toys for underprivileged children. Valley Quiltmakers support this effort by making the doll quilts that wrap a baby doll in the handmade cradles. The children receive the toys as gifts during the holiday season.
The San Fernando Valley Woodworkers donate between seven and eight hundred toys each year, to approximately 14 charitable organizations in the San Fernando Valley. We are proud to contribute our talents to this cause.
Pillows Cases for Foster Children
The Valley Quiltmakers Guild is an ardent supporter of the “Hilltoppers Assistance League of Los Angeles County”. The Hilltoppers provide emergency clothing and supplies to children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). These supplies are distributed through the Foster Children’s Resource Center (FCRC) located in the San Fernando Valley.
Members of the Valley Quiltmakers Guild make pillowcases that are given to the children who visit the center. They can then be used to carry their few possessions from home to home. This is often the only item that they are allowed to keep.
My Stuff Bags
My Stuff Bags Foundation addresses the needs of children who must leave everything behind when they are rescued from abuse, neglect or abandonment and enter foster care, or who must flee with their mothers to the safety of a battered women’s home. Tragically, these children enter shelters with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Valley Quiltmakers Guild supports “My Sutff Bag” by hand-making quilts that are the child’s to keep.
This group’s mission is to foster hopes and dreams by empowering children, youth and families to reach their highest potential.
Valley Quiltmakers’ members make stockings and stuff them for the holidays; they hold “fund drives” to provide immediate needs like socks and underwear for the children.
If you’re interested in helping, contact Kathy Calagias. firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Penny Lane:
In conjunction with Candy’s Quiltworks in Reseda, members of the Valley Quiltmakers Guild support the Painted Turtle Camp by assisting in making “Turtle Pillows” for children attending the camp.
The camp is free to children with serious medical conditions and provides them a place to celebrate just being a kid.
To learn more about The Painted Turtle Camp check out their website: