After last week’s inquiry about local charity groups that are looking for donations of fabric and material for quilting, we have heard from the following:
- Hopewell Moravian Church has a “Ladies Quilters” group that makes prayer quilts for the sick and shut-ins in the community. “Any donations would be greatly appreciated,” wrote member Dawn Pope. For more information on how to donate, contact the church office at 336-788-2289.
- Forsyth Piecers & Quilters Guild is celebrating its 38th anniversary in Winston-Salem. Their current membership is 146 quilters. They supply nap blankets for pre-kindergarten children, wrote president Cathie Cartwright, and also supply the NICU unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital with about 200 quilts for premature babies annually, and give quilts to Senior Services that are distributed to seniors in the Meals on Wheels program. Fabric can be dropped off any Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at their Friendship Bee at Old Town Recreation Center, 45050 Shattalon Road, or at the guild’s monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Parkway Presbyterian Church.
- The Heart of the Triad Quilt Guild, established in Kernersville in 1996, has 70 members and holds monthly meetings. According to committee chairperson Linda Fishell. “Our current outreach program is donating quilts of comfort to the patients at Novant Health Oncology Specialists in Kernersville. The success of this program is dependent on donations of quilting cotton fabric and batting.” For more information, contact her at email@example.com.
- Center United Methodist Church in Welcome has a “Threads of Love” sewing group that works on various projects, including lap quilts and pillowcases for Brenner Children’s Hospital, backpacks and pillowcase drasses for mission teams to take to Jamaica, totes for UMAR, and baby blankets for Alpha Pregnancy Center. “We use mainly cotton prints and solids as well as flannel,” said group member Molly Long. Contact her for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Calvary Baptist Church in King has a “Calvary Clothes for Children” ministry that makes T-shirt dresses and shorts for children which are sent all over the world, most of them carried back to their native countries by indigenous pastors supported by H.E.L.P. Ministries. For more information, contact 336-983-3728.
- New Friendship Baptist Church has a group that makes nap mats for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students throughout the city, said member Sarah Jones. Contact her at 757-870-2296.
Other groups that want to be listed can let us know at email@example.com and we will run a follow-up.