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Veterans' quilt

Canyon Quilters Support Giving

Veterans Quilts

Since 2005 Canyon members have been making quilts for many local veterans’ organizations, including VA San Diego Healthcare System, Balboa Naval Hospital, Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station, Veterans Village of San Diego, and Veterans Home of Chula Vista.

We honor our veterans by using 100% quality cotton fabrics and our best workmanship. A good size for quilts is approximately 54” x 66”. Smaller and larger sizes are accepted, but in less demand.

There are many ways you can help. Members are needed to cut fabrics for kits, piece, quilt, bind and sew labels on finished quilts. See Canyon Echoes newsletter for upcoming sew-ins. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

The Veterans Projects Committee welcomes your donations of finished quilts, quilt tops and fabric donations. Donations may be turned in at our Guild meetings, to members of the committee or email Faye Duggan using this link or use

Kennel Comforters

There are so many unclaimed animals in shelters that need soft comfy beds! Canyon helps supply these beds to shelters around San Diego county.

Bring any of the following materials to the Canyon meeting and give them to Merilyne Hickman, or her rep:

  • Batting at least 10 inches wide
  • Soft flannel
  • Finished dog or kitty beds (see Merilyne for details)
  • Empty thread spools that can be made into cat toys

If you would like to volunteer to help to make the beds, please see Merilyne at a meeting, or visit

Royal Family Kids Camp

A group of volunteers from City View Church in San Diego, every summer takes 30 children between the ages of 7 through 11 to a week-long camp.

The children are foster children who come from abused and abandoned backgrounds and are given this life-changing experience. For the past several years Canyon has made and given each of these children a quilt of their own to have at camp and take home with them.

Each January Kay Laboda begins collecting quilts to distribute to the kids at camp in July. See Kay for details.

During Canyon’s Sept 2020 Guild meeting, Kris Hatch from the Veterans committee shared a pattern (shown below) that Guild members can use to make Veterans quilts.

Find the pattern here.


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