Community Service

Community Quilts (DDCQP)

EBHQ members are generous by nature and have a long history of supporting our community at large.  The Deanna Davis Community Quilt Project (previously Children's Quilt Project) volunteers donate over 1,000 quilts a year to local children and youth organizations, shelters and hospitals.  DDQCP volunteers have also stitched larger quilts to comfort communities affected by wildfires and other natural disasters.  Individual members often make beautiful raffle quilts for fund raising efforts in local schools and organizations.  Members of all skill levels are welcome to join us. Details here.

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The purpose of EBHQ is to preserve and continue the traditions, culture, and history of quilting; to promote fellowship among interested persons in all aspects of quilting; to contribute to the knowledge of and to promote the appreciation of fine quilts; to sponsor and support quilting activities; to encourage quilt making and collection; to contribute to the growth of knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, patterns, and quilt makers through educational sessions and travel. Learn More.

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This photo that was posted on Instagram recently is of a 2017 EBHQ Community Project with the Social Justice Sewing Academy.

EBHQ member,Joan Sextro, seated here, writes, "Several guild members volunteered to assist high school students to provide technical assistance with their work. I was fortunate to work with a young man who was headed for UC Davis in the fall.  He had not used a sewing machine before, but he had very creative ideas.  He chose all the fabrics. I sewed the stripes while he designed the the artwork. .” —Joan Sextro

         

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Read this wonderful note from a grateful fire victim named Rosie Biggs.


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Read this wonderful note to Carolyn from a grateful mom named Rita.


"My son would like to pick up a kit - could we drop by your porch some time tomorrow afternoon?

By the way, I saw East Bay Heritage Quilters on your signature line - my son was hospitalized at Children's Hospital Oakland quite a few times when he was younger and we have a couple of quilts that your guild had donated to patients there - that is a reason why I wanted to do this project with him (he has sewn a few small projects and shows an interest in learning more). So please know that those quilts have brought comfort to this little family going through a rough season a few years ago!”

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A note of thanks from First Place for Youth


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