Community Giving: Kären Wignall and Julie Hanel
Education Outreach: Jill Reber, Carol Hendrick and Mary Frank
We have donated to:
The Community Outreach Committee has a table outside every guild meeting. Please stop by to pick up a kit of donated fabric to start sewing a quilt top, a quilt top that needs quilting and/or binding. You can donate almost any quilt you make that you do not need! See the Community Giving committee members for suggestions on size and current needs. We also have sew days, where you can come and work on Community Giving quilts with a group. Details here.
We appreciate your generosity In sharing your talent with those in need of assistance in our community.
The goal of the Education part of the Community Outreach Committee is to serve the community and educate others about quilting. With those goals in mind the committee endeavors to teach quilting skills and make donations to many agencies that help the community.
The Creative Visions Quilting Group was organized by DMAQG members in 1989 to help teach a local group of women how to make simple quilts to meet needs in their community. Sewing machines and donated materials are provided as part of the Community Giving and Education programs of the Guild. Members of the Guild help with instruction, pinning quilts, cutting blocks, and making kits.
Over the past 35 years, the membership of the group has evolved, but we are delighted to welcome participants who come from many different backgrounds and countries. The focus remains on teaching basic sewing and quilting skills, and supporting participants as they become more independent and move to more advanced projects.
The Quilting Group meets on Wednesdays during the school year from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Creative Visions Human Development Institute (https://cvonline.us) at 1343 13th St. in Des Moines. Volunteers are always welcome, please contact Carol Hendrick (email@example.com) for more information.
The Charity Fabric Closet is maintained with donations from Guild members and members of the community. Creekside Quilting continues to have a donation basket that enables people to give fabric. The Fabric Closet provides fabric to anyone who needs fabric for their charity project. The following groups have found needed fabric:
The Education Committee wishes to thank all who have helped us through the years. It takes a lot of people helping out to do all the things we do. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!