Community Quilts

Wherever there is a need,
We try to fill it.

Making Community Quilts give our members an outlet for their creative energies while providing welcomed support to local non-profit agencies. The Guild provides free kits for charity quilts, patterns, fabric and batting. Completed quilts are distributed to a variety of local community agencies. Several workdays are scheduled during the year, with a big Community Quilts Workshop in January. A Guild fabric stash is maintained from donations and purchased fabrics. It is available to all Guild members for charity projects.

The members of the Asheville Quilt Guild make and donate hundreds of quilts and related items each year. In past years, the Guild has donated finished quilts to Project Linus, Mission Hospital, Guardian ad Litem, Brother Wolf, the NC State Veterans Home, Jones Elementary School, MAHEC, Meals on Wheels, Steadfast House, and Habitat for Humanity. In addition to quilts, members have donated preemie hats to the NICU, pillows to the Care Partners Hospice, weighted blankets to Project Linus, and adult bibs to Meals on Wheels.

How you can help

  • pick up a kit, or pattern
  • create a quilt from your stash using your own pattern
  • your bee could adopt a project or agency
  • donate fabric
  • come to a CQ workday

For more information to make a fabric donation, click on this link to send the Community Quilts Chairman an email.

General info about Community Quilts

ASHEVILLE AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY  

Our current project is to make 12″ x 12″ square wall hangings picturing a house motif to be presented to Habitat House recipients.

LINUS CHILDREN’s QUILTS

  • Size: variable
  • Small: 36″ x 45″ and up
  • Medium: 40″ x 50″ and up
  • Large: 45″ x 60″ and up

Ellen Knoefel, Chapter Coordinator for Project Linus for WNC Region.  These are given to children in hospitals and shelters.  This effort is supported by the “Quilts for Linus” Bee.  See Quilting Bees for more info.

OTHERS:  Nursing Homes, Care Partners (Hospice), Senior Program at Mission Hospitals, Interlace, Brother Wolf, Mission Children’s Cancer Unit, Mission Hospitals Neonatal NICU, Meals on Wheels, and Helpmate.  Wherever there is a need!

  • Size: variable
  • Lap size (42″ x 58″ and up) are welcome in this category.
  • Butterfly pillows
  • Adult bibs
  • Weighted blankets for autistic children
  • Just ask for a pattern or kit!

Community Quilts in the Asheville Area