Creating quilts for others has been part of the guild since the beginning. In the early days, guild members met regularly at various locations to put together the quilts. The quilts were often made of panels and donated fabric and the guild provided batting.
When our Guild first started we donated baby quilts to the Salvation Army, who in turn gave these to families in need. Quilts were donated to the North Island RCMP highway patrol, to the National Breast Cancer Support Project for auction, as well as to the Canadian Comfort and Remembrance Project. Twenty bright and cozy quilts were donated to the Ann Elmore House. The Guild provided materials and encouragement to interested Yucalta Lodge residents who had a lifetime experience in needlework and still wanted to sew.
Some projects that the Guild participates in:
The Guild holds a one day BLITZ to prepare and cut out all the quilted items to be made up throughout the year for donation to the above organizations.
The donated items for the Campbell River Hospital are sold in the Hospital Gift Shop to raise funds to purchase valuable equipment.