BCQG Philanthropy donates many quilts, baby blankets, pillowcases and other items to our community each month. These items are donated to individuals in need, as well as a wide variety of organizations, including various shelters, child protection groups, Camp Pendleton baby showers, medical programs, etc. Being involved in BCQG’s Philanthropy process is fun, easy and very rewarding. A member can be involved by working on any stage of the quilt-making process. One person might cut fabric for a quilt from our HUGE stash of fabric, while another might sew the top, back and binding. Some do the quilting, while others enjoy sewing on the binding. Members are welcome to do any, or all of the steps in making a quilt for Philanthropy. See The Philanthropy Process below.
Philanthropy Sewing Day:
Philanthropy Sit and Sew Day has extended hours! We meet from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on the first Monday of every month at:
Glenwood Community Center
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
If the first Monday is a Holiday, we will meet the next day, on Tuesday. We will provide irons, ironing boards, cutting boards, tables and chairs, bring your sewing machine, sewing tools, and a lunch if you like. Show and Tell is at 11:00am, and we will also have kits for you to either work on there or take home. We welcome completed quilts, and can provide batting for your completed tops and backs. We will continue to provide kits, and receive quilts at our monthly guild meetings.
Contacts: For any questions about BCQG’s Philanthropy process, or if you would like to be on the mailing list for the Philanthropy Sewing Days, please contact the Philanthropy Team.
Many members make and donate quilts they have created especially for Philanthropy, using their own fabric stash. Philanthropy has it’s own stash and will share it with all those wanting to use it to make a Philanthropy project. The Philanthropy process for making a quilt from our stash works like this:
Many BCQG members give generously of their time, talents and stashes. Our Philanthropy Process is truly amazing and so very rewarding to be a part of.
Quilts produced for Philanthropy as shown in past Beach Cities Quilters Guild Meetings