2017 #HawthorneThreads Philanthropy Challenge

Every year, our guild sets out to help our local community by making quilts and donating them to charities, such as Casa Teresa, Women’s Transitional Living, Inc., Interval House, Human Options, and Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. We’ve also made pillow cases for the 1 Million Pillow Case Challenge and incubator covers for our local children’s hospital.

QuiltCon Charity Quilts: The Modern Quilt Guild’s quilt convention called for local MQG’s to make a charity quilt to show at the convention and then donate to a local charity.

Update on The Thomas Fire Quilts

By Gail:

I briefly visited a sew in for Thomas Fire quilts yesterday. I went there to pick up blocks in sets to be sewn into tops. They are overwhelmed with blocks. They no longer need blocks. I picked up sets for 6 quilts. I thought I might bring them to Sandra’s class on Saturdays or ? They are now requesting completed quilts, batting or backing. Check out update on Superbuzzy website. Maybe they should back the quilts with more blocks? They have so many potential quilts that they can use machine quilters and folks that will do binding also. Just a brief update.

Block Lotto February 2018

Last month we had a Double Disappearing Nine Patch. Using solids – now “modern”!


Feb Block Lotto

Gifts and Door Prizes

Thanks to Michele and Suzanna for the homemade items and donations of Art Gallery Fabrics (Ann A.) and Cotton & Steel ( Stacey A.) for the fat quarters. Much Appreciation!



Thanksgiving Challenge: Quilts inspired by a children’s book. Donation includes quilt and book.

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2015 Thanksgiving Challenge Quilt – 11 donations!

Christmas Quilt: Every year, our guild gathers together for potluck and quilty games that result in a completed quilt top for charity.

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2014 Christmas Charity Quilt
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2015 Christmas Charity Quilt
Philanthropy 2014 Recap (written by Lisa Handley, 2014 Philanthropy Chair)
Once again- I want to thank you everyone for their philanthropy efforts this year.  It was a great year!
To recap, in March we presented over 25 quilts to Casa Teresa for those in need of a temporary home and on-going support for pregnant women who are alone.


Thanks to Janet and our members for all of your hard work over the prior 18 months to delivery such beautiful quilts to these mothers.
From March through Oct, we worked hard to hit a goal – our goal was to have quilts ready for the holidays for those in need.  And WE DID IT!
We completed 32 quilts in a very short time and 3 local organizations benefited from our efforts – Women’s Transitional Living, Inc., Interval House and Human Options.
Each of these organizations help those affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse.
I am grateful to each and everyone of you for your participation.