Canyon Quilters Support Giving
Canyon supports giving back to our community. Our guild works with the three philanthropic organizations highlighted on this page.
Our August guild is our philanthropy meeting , which means Canyon members (and guests!) work together to support 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 other worthy causes in our community.
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
You can find additional information by visiting kennelcomforters.com. Alternately, 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.
Kris Hatch, from the Veterans committee, shared an easy pattern at Canyon’s August 2020 guild meeting (which is typically our philanthropy meeting).
Try out this pattern for your next Veterans quilt…and we can’t wait to see what you create. Be sure to bring the finished quilt to sharing!
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.