Canyon Quilters Support Giving
Canyon supports giving back to our community. We support the philanthropic organizations highlighted on this page by contributing completed items that support their mission statement. Our August guild meeting is all about philanthropy, which means Canyon members (and guests!) work together on projects for these organizations. We get hands on and have some fun at the same time.
Our guild members have big hearts. So in addition to supporting the philanthropic activities of the guild, many members give a helping hand to aid other causes throughout our community.
August 2021 Canyon Quilters Philanthropy Project
This year’s philanthropy project benefits Veterans’ Village and other local non-profits if we have extra finished products. It features items that can be completed in one session.
Quilt As You Go Placemat or Potholder
If you want to use your stash, download or print the directions using the buttons below.
Alternately, pick up a kit in one of these ways:
- August 16: Philanthropy in-person sew along with Canyon
- Sit and Sew from 1:30pm to 5pm
- Sewing Machines Plus at 4606 Mission Bay Drive, 92109
- Following the evening guild meeting on Zoom, keep on sewing from approx. 7:30pm to 9pm
- Sit and Sew from 1:30pm to 5pm
- Arrange a pick up or drop off in either North County or Midtown
- Use the email button on the right
After you finish your product return it at the Canyon meeting on September 20th or email us using the red button—on the right—to coordinate a drop off. We plan to distribute finished products by the end of September.
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There are so many unclaimed animals in shelters and they all need soft comfy beds! Because of this Canyon helps supply these beds to pet shelters around San Diego county.
To help bring any of the following materials to a Canyon guild 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
For additional information visit Merilyne at a guild meeting.
Royal Family Kids Camp
Every summer a group of volunteers from City View Church in San Diego, 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 made and gave each of these children a quilt of their own, which they get at camp and then take home with them.
Each January Kay Laboda begins collecting quilts to distribute to the kids at camp in July. See Kay for details.
Since 2005 Canyon members have made quilts for local veterans’ organizations, which includes the 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 doing our best workmanship. If you’d like to make a quilt and donate it, a good size for quilts is approximately 54” x 66”. Smaller and larger sizes are acceptable, however they are in less demand.
You can help out in many ways: cut fabrics for kits, piece, quilt, bind and sew labels on finished quilts. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
The Veterans Projects Committee welcomes your donations of finished quilts, quilt tops and fabric. Turn in donations at our guild meetings, to a member of the committee or by emailing the Veterans Committee Chair, using the button below.