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
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.
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.
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.
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.