Charity Quilt Donation Sites
Acres of Diamonds
Acres of Diamonds is a transitional housing program located in Duvall, WA, that helps women and women with children step out of homelessness and back into the community. Acres serves families who are predominantly victims of domestic violence, substance abuse, or lifelong poverty.
• Recipients are adult women and children infant to eighteen
• Please adhere to fabric requirements and sizes listed above under general charity quilt requirements
American Heroes Quilts
This organization was founded in 2004 by Sue Nebeker of Vashon Island, WA to provide recognition and appreciation to wounded service men and women who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. American Heroes provides quilts not only to wounded soldiers but in some cases to families who have lost a hero or those who have suffered as a result of being in the theater. Quilts may also be given to active duty soldiers who are suffering PTSD, are victims of sexual assault, or have mental health issues.
• Size: Should be approximately 63” X 87” including borders. Maximum size is 69” X 90” including borders
• Quilts should be made of good quality 100% cotton. Please do not use metallic fabrics, flannel, Minky, corduroy, fleece, and fabrics with glitter or sparkles since they may interfere with the healing process of wounds
• Fabrics should be washed and ironed before assembling quilt
• Colors should be standard patriotic colors of red, white, and blue
• Please don’t use light colored fabric as the backing. Many injured soldiers have open wounds which will cause stains
Camp Korey is a residential camp in Mt. Vernon, WA designed to allow children and families living with life-altering medical conditions to have a “transformational experience” in a fun, safe camp environment with specialized medical support. They provide day, weekend and week-long residential camp experiences for children free of charge. Each child gets a quilt on their bed when they arrive at camp.
• Recipients are boys and girls ages 7-17
• Minimum quilt size is 50” X 60” with a maximum size of 62” X 80”
Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center in Everett, WA is a group of professionals that respond to concerns of child abuse. They are dedicated to helping kids, seeking justice, and promoting heathy families. Law enforcement, child protective services, medical victim advocacy, prosecutors, and mental health agencies are all housed together at Dawson Place to deliver cohesive services to children and families in abuse situations. Every child who enters this agency for the first time is given a quilt.
• Recipients are girls and boys ages newborn to eighteen
• Quilts should be sized 40”x 40” up to 60”x70”
Located in Everett,WA Esther’s Place creates a warm, safe, clean place for women leading difficult lives to find a welcoming community and hot meals during the day. They then help these women find safe, permanent and sustainable housing.
• Recipients are women 21 years and older.
• Quilts should be twin sized or larger.
Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland serves approximately 500 patients in King and Snohomish counties. The hospice team helps families prepare for the death of a loved one who is terminally ill.
• Recipients are men and women aged 21 and up
• Quilts can be any size
KidVantage (formerly Eastside Baby Corner), located in Issaquah, WA, was founded in 1990 by Karen Ridlon, a local pediatric nurse practitioner who became concerned about the large number of babies in her practice that began life without adequate food, clothing, beds, or safety equipment. KidVantage is committed to providing resources to all children in need, from birth to twelve years of age, regardless of their religious, ethnic or other affiliations.
• Recipients are girls and boys, newborns up to age 12
• Quilts can be baby sized up to twin
The mission of The Sophia Way is to help end homelessness for adult women in King County by providing shelter, life skills training, social services and supportive permanent housing. They offer a path from homelessness to stable independent living. It is located in Bellevue, WA and is the only Eastside program exclusively dedicated to helping end homelessness for single adult women in King County. Each woman receives a handmade quilt when they enter the shelter and they keep it as they are moved into permanent housing.
• Recipients are adult women
• Quilt size should be twin size- approximately 64 X 86 inches or full size- 81 X 89 inches
Swedish Palliative Care
Swedish Palliative Care serves patients with chronic illnesses. The palliative team coordinates care for patients that includes treatment for their physical needs, psychological and spiritual support, help with social and family adjustments, and help with access to important resources.
• Recipients are men and women aged 21 and older
• Quilt size should be 40”x60”
Ryan’s Case for Smiles
Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer) was founded in 2007 to bring comfort and support to young cancer patients and their families in hospitals around the globe. They started with a simple goal: to create and distribute whimsical pillowcases that give children an emotional boost and remind them that they are not defined by their illness. Pillowcases donated by our guild are sent to Seattle Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma.
• Recipients are boys and girls, toddler to age 18
• Fabric needs to be good-quality 100% cotton
• Remember to use fun, colorful novelty prints (no skulls please)
• Kits are available from Community Service, but we gladly accept those made from your own fabric
• Pillowcase pattern (burrito/hotdog sewing method) is available online at caseforsmiles.org under “get involved” tab
General Charity Quilt Requirements
All STQG charity quilts should be good quality fabric (quilt store fabric, not bargain-basement quality) and may include 100% cotton, flannel, or Minky. If you are donating fabric to CS, please donate only fabrics listed above. Fabrics that do not meet these standards will be given to the Ugly Bin or Goodwill.
Receiving Blankets/Baby Blankets- common sizes 36” X 36”, 36” x 45”, or up to 40” X 50”. Ideally, baby blankets should be completed and ready for delivery when donated to CS. They can be tied or machine quilted.
All other quilts – 50” x 60” up to 70” x 90”. Any quilts exceeding twin size should be quilted and bound before donating to CS. Any binding included or donated should be at least 275” long (or perimeter of the top plus 20″). Binding is not required when tops are submitted but encouraged.
Anything goes as long as it is appropriate. Review the charitable organizations below in order to understand the nature of each group’s recipients.
Community Service Sew Days
Members gather to work together on charity quilt projects at different locations on different days. It is a great way to spend the day sewing with friends and meeting new ones. You can bring your own charity project, or work on one provided by the Community Service Committee. Often members help each other with the various projects. Finished quilts are donated to numerous organizations (not limited to those listed above). Members will receive Community Service Sew Days invitations in email and signups are using SignUpGenius.
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