Community Outreach Projects - Thanks Yous
Outreach Thank you letters and photos
Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
Thank you note from Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center received for October quilts in Show and Tell set!
Westchester Community College Foundation
WCCF donation in honor of Betsy Stern.
Delivering the quilts to Acacia for Hurricane Sandy Relief
Here's a picture of the guys that received the 80 quilts that Susan and Mary Anne took to Acacia in the Bronx.
Cardinal Spellman Head Start
Here's the note from Cardinal Spellman Head Start program.
BEDFORD BABIES NEWSWe received a lovely "thank you" note from the Parenting Center at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility where we teach quilting. This photo was on the front of the note:
"Thank you so much for the beautiful quilts. We can tell that each one was made with extraordinary love and care. We are delighted to be the recipient of such labors of love." Sincerely, Mary Bostwick Nursery Manager
Thank you Photos
AFYA Thank You Letter
Read the AFYA thank you letter for quilt and wheelchair bag donation coordinated by VSQ member Deb Uhlfelder.
VSQ 2010 Mystery Quilt
The guild members participated in a 2010 Mystery Quilt challenge with magnificent results!
Angkor Hospital for Children
The Quilt that VSQ members donated to the 8th Annual Fundraising Gala Benefitting Angkor Hospital for Children. At the Gala, the quilt was auctioned for $4,000. Thanks to all who participated in this worthwhile effort.
Katonah Museum of Art
Dear all the wonderful quilters, Thank you so much for your contribution of material to the Katonah Museum of Art education department. We will be having a big Puppets Family Day on May 16th and will be using your material as part of the hands-on art activity. Thank you again! Naomi Naomi Leiseroff Learning Center Curator/ Graphic Designer Katonah Museum of Art 134 Jay Street Katonah, NY 10536 www.katonahmuseum.org (914) 232-9555
Chernobyl Children Project USA, Inc.
Rhona Hiney organized for VSQ Outreach efforts to assist this project. Here's what she told us:
Completed House Quilt for Common Ground
Outreach Summer 2009
Members of the Village Squares Quilters submitted house blocks to Rosalind Yong for a quilt for Common Ground, a non-profit organization whose mission is to end homelessness. Each block of this quilt will be used as a source of funding for their activities. See these House Blocks from Summer 2009.
The annual Outreach collection for 2009 has reached 20 Cuddle Quilts, 13 Friendship Quilts and 140 Wheelchair Bags. Thank you to one and all.
Outreach Thank You event
See our thank you to Mitchell Blank for Blank fabric donations and Dawn Ewing for Morry's Camp.
Over the past 2 years, guild members donated 1055 wheelchair bags to the Burke Rehabilitation Center as well as other nursing homes and children centers.
In 2007-08, the guild embarked on three very successful special projects, in each case responding to a need brought to our attention:
Some of our members worked with middle school students to introduce them to quilting. The teenagers made and presented quilts to teens in need at the Leake and Watts Center.
Quilts for Homeless Veterans
Common Ground, a non-profit organization whose mission is to end homelessness, requested that our members make bed size quilts for homeless veterans for a transitional facility at the Montrose V.A. In the fall of 2007 we responded by making 72 quilts. Generous support from local quilt shops, a machine quilting company, national fabric and batting manufacturers helped us reach this impressive goal.
Quilt presentation Photos.
Our most recent project involved making special-needs bibs for children with serious or life-threatening conditions under the care of St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children. In this effort, the guild has donated more than 200 bibs and carrier covers to St. Mary's Center in Ossining. Bib Photo.
The Outreach Committee would like to thank all members who have participated in and supported any of the above projects with enthusiasm, hard work and generosity.
The Village Squares Quilters would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the following organizations and businesses whose donations have made these projects possible:
Finally, we would like to thank all individuals and anonymous donors who have donated towards our outreach projects.
In appreciation for the 72 quilts we donated to Common Ground for homeless veterans, guild members are invited to their annual meeting. This year, Common Ground will honor the VSQ along with Nutmeg Quilters, Empire Quilters, and Founders Hall Quilters for donating so many hours of our artistry to creating "dozens of beautiful quilts."
In a letter to the guild, Rosanne Haggerty, president of Common Ground, writes "We are deeply grateful for your kindness and your dedication. Our veterans housing in Montrose will help these individuals recover from physical and emotional injury, find work, reconnect with their families, and secure permanent homes. Your lovely and colorful quilts are a perfect welcome home gift, one which will warm hearts, as well as bodies."
Details of the annual meeting are as follows: Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Place: Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street in Manhattan Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. All members are encouraged to come for this event.
Thanks for the donation!
Thank you to Robert Adler for all the wonderful fabric, many templates, a case of thread and many other quilting items. We will enjoy using these for our outreach projects this fall!
Thank you to Elaine Cosgrove who saw our website and appreciated the guild's efforts in outreach by donating quilting tools, fabrics, and many quilting books.
Bibs for St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children
Many of the VSQ members have made bibs for the children at St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children. They were also recipients of quilts from members earlier in the year. Here is a sample of what they do and here are the details of "Who we are and What we do".
Here is the list of all the quilts donated for the Veteran's project.
This is the Wall Quilt that will be donated with all the Village Squares Quilters signatures on Monday, June 16th.
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Recognition for Village Squares Quilters
The Ladies' Auxiliary, Military Order of the Purple Heart, USA, Inc. sent this special recognition for VSQ's outreach work.
Common Grounds Veterans Quilts in progress ...
See the latest photos of VSQ Quilt Presentation to Common Ground.
Many hands, many hours, many thanks to all who have participated ...
Here are some at work.
Special Thanks to Nancy of the quilt cottage for hosting us multiple times!
and Thanks! to our tireless leader Rosalind Yong!
Charity Quilts by VSQ members - Summer 2007
Sizes for our Outreach Quilts and directions for the Burke Rehabilitation Wheelchair Bags, as provided by Mary Anne Ciccotelli, can be found here.
Take a look at the quilts and recipient organization photos.*
Thanks to Mitchell Blank
A major part of our guild's life is our outreach program. With dues and fund raising from our biennial show we buy supplies and, of course, also accept individual donations. In 2006 our collective "fabric stash" swelled enormously, thanks to a gift from Mr. Mitchell Blank, the owner of Blank Textiles. He has generously donated many, many yards of top quality fabric to help us continue our work, a kindness for which we are truly grateful. And we are not the only recipients of his open-heartedness - log onto BlankQuilting.com to learn about his company's help in the fight against ovarian cancer.