Comfort Quilts

“We make a living by what we get, 
But we make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill

Charity Quilts

Our members feel strongly about giving back to the community.  We accomplish this through our comfort quilts that bring joy, happiness and comfort to those who are experiencing a personal challenge in their lives.  Contact Julie McNames-Greiser if you have any donations or can make a quilt.  

Looking for some inspiration or your next charity quilt project?  You'll find it right here!


>  Colorful Coins Baby Quilt

>  Magic Jelly Roll Quilt
>  Jungle Path Baby Quilt
>  Scrappy Flora Quilt
>  Hamptons Getaway Quilt
>  Cobblestones
>  Hide N Seek

>  Double Pinwheel
>  American Pinwheel
>  Lampblack
>  Aunt Grace

The talent this quilt guild has is unmatched. Each year the guild makes quilts to donate to local service organizations.  We love to share our skills by making and giving quilts to those who need them. Listed below are the official charities that we support. Many members make and give quilts to other worthy causes, such as military service persons, and are encouraged to do so.

Every year Safe Passage serves more than 1000 children and non-offending caregivers in the midst of abuse investigations.  A majority of the children we serve have suffered sexual abuse and our staff is specially trained to handle these most difficult cases, making Safe Passage the authoritative regional resource for child sexual assault services.  Safe Passage serves El Paso and Teller Counties as well as referrals from counties throughout Colorado.  

Imagine... a parent’s worst nightmare…their child is seriously ill and hospitalized. Everything normal stops. Many times the family has no one to turn to. At Ronald McDonald House Charities it is our privilege to wrap our arms around them and become the place of comfort they need most!

Project Linus is a non-profit organization, dedicated to "Providing Security Through Blankets," for ill or traumatized children and teens. Inspired by a picture of a three-year-old cancer patient holding her security blanket, Project Linus was begun in 1995 by Karen Loucks. Nationally, Project Linus has donated more than 5 million handmade blankets to help comfort children in need in hospitals, shelters, and hospices. Project Linus has 368 chapters in the United States. Project Linus was named after the adorable security blanket toting character from the Peanuts comic strip.

The First Visitor program provides free, one-on-one support for moms and dads in the comfort of their own home. From birth to age 3 are magical years in a baby's life. We provide emotional support, connect parents and caregivers with free community resources and share information on health, nutrition, safety and important developmental milestones. Our purpose is to help make Colorado the best place to raise a child under the age of three.






Free Patterns

TIPS

  • Carefully press the seams in quilt blocks by lifting the iron and placing it down on each new area without moving the iron across the fabric so you avoid stretching or distorting your fabric. 

  • Use plain water only when washing out water soluble marker pens from your fabric, and hand wash well, as detergents and ironing may set the ink permanently. ​

  • When photographing quilts out of doors, ideally choose a flat, vertical surface for your quilt to rest against so that it will not move with the breeze and blur in your photo. 

  • Use different widths of masking tape to guide you in an easy way to quilt parallel lines without marking the quilt top. 

  • Make sure you always use only cotton thread when stitching older fabrics because synthetic threads (even cotton-covered polyester) are likely to damage or cut the fabric.