Helping Hands Reaching Out!

Los Angeles Veterans 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.


Valley Quiltmakers Guild members join forces with the San Fernando Vallehy Quilt Associations and together these two groups have made and donated more than 2,000 quilts to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  This project has become so successful that we are now supporting other veteran organizations.  


We meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 10 - 3PM.  We are pleased to welcome you to work with us on this worthwhile project.  Contact Karen Van Den Brink through the website: https://lavetsquiltproj.org

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 handmaking doll quilts that wrap a baby doll in a handmade cradle. These 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.  

www.sfvw.org

Pillows cases for Foster Children

The Valley Quiltmakers Guild are ardent supporters of the "Hilltoppers Assisstance League of Los Angeles County".   The Hilltoppers provides 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 handmake pillowcases that are given to children and used by them to carry their few possessions from home to home.  This is often the only item that they are allowed to keep. 

https://assistanceleaguela.org

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. 

www.mystuffbags.org

Disaster Relief

Throughout the year, members of the Valley Quiltmakers come together to support victims of disasters.  They give generously of their time and talents to supply quilts to those in need of warmth and caring. 


In 2018 our members actively contributed to support for the victims of California Wildfires and Floods.  Our members remain working with a team of quilters making blocks in support of the Thomas Fire Quilt Block Project.