Community Projects

“Volunteers always Welcome to join the Community Projects Committee”

Community Projects are an opportunity for Guild members to give something back to the community. Members and friends of the Brampton Quilters’ Guild make dozens of items for donation each year. Kits are available to members at each General Meeting and at Sewing Days. Members may also choose to make items for donation from their own stash based on the Size Guidelines below.

Size Guidelines

DONATIONS

The Brampton Quilters’ Guild donates the following:

Cuddle Quilts for Peel Children’s Aid & the Salvation Army – Honeychurch Family Life Resource Centre
Lap Quilts for Long-Term Care home residents
Memory Quilts for the Labour and Delivery unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the  Brampton Civic Hospital of the William Osler Health Centre
Pet mats for the Brampton Animal Shelter
Placemats for Brampton Meals on Wheels and Langar Seva
Pillowcases for Peel Children’s Aid and Charities for Smiles
Gift bags for Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton and ReGeneration Brampton
Tote bags for Elizabeth Fry Society

A committee organizes these projects and with the participation of the membership succeeds in donating hundreds of items per year.

SEWING DAYS

Sewing Days provide an opportunity to make quilted items such as placemats, tote bags, memory quilts, lap quilts or cuddle quilts for the community.  They are similar to workshops where new pattern ideas are presented or pre-assembled kits are sewn.  The difference is that the Community Projects committee provides most of the materials required to work on a featured project.

Sewing Days are a great way for new quilters to learn techniques while sewing items for charities.  Experienced quilters enjoy time spent with other quilters.  Quilters sew at their own pace completing a project at their convenience.  Its an opportunity to quilt with, and for, others.  They are held throughout the year with the dates listed at the side of this page.

Sewing Days are also listed on the Schedule page.


Location: Bramalea Alliance Church, 905 Central Park Drive, Brampton, ON L6S 4E7
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
What to bring: sewing machine/serger, power bar and/or extension cord, rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat, basic sewing kit (pins, thread, scissors, thimble, seam ripper), your lunch and mug.

OUTREACH

Guild members offer workshops to students in Brampton secondary schools.  Students are taught quilting techniques by sewing pet mats for pets at the Brampton Animal Shelter.  Teachers can request the guild to go to their school by sending an email to bqguild@yahoo.ca .

 

 

Sewing Days

2019/20 Sewing Days

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – CANCELLED
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – CANCELLED

Photos

Visit our Flickr page to see photos of Community Projects
At the Quilt Show
At a Sewing Day

Sewing Day Photos

Flip ‘n’ Turn – Placemats

Strippy quilt

Senior’s Lap Quilt

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