WQG Charity Society
Westshore Charity Quilt Society -- Every member of the Westshore Quilters’ Guild is a member of the Westshore Charity Quilt Society. The constitution and by-laws of the charity society can be viewed here.
The mandate of the charity society is to make and donate “Quilts from the Heart” to the community as needed as part of the host society (Westshore Quilters’ Guild).
The current focus of Quilts from the heart is Cridge Transition House for Women (Hill House) and their dependent children, and Anney's Closet. Guild members gather together periodically to hold cutting bees, sewing bees etc. Many quilts and quilt tops are donated to the society by individual members. Once the women feel confident enough to begin their new life, a quilt is given to them as a gift from our members with the thought that the love that went into making the quilt gives them comfort and hope. Approximately 140 quilts are donated annually.
Thanks to all our hard working, creative, lovely ladies that put together 87 quilts for Transition House in 2020. This brings our total quilts given to 1,147 to date. We have given Anney's Closet 203 to date. Sixteen lap sized quilts went to The Priory this year and 5 went to the "Welcome Quilts". Well done quilters, we should be so proud! Thank you for the friendship along the way, it means sew much. Thanks also to the many who have donated fabric to our charity stash. Much appreciated!
2020 Charity Society Update:
194 Quilts were donated in 2020
101 quilts were donated to Transition House
60 quilts were donated to Anney's Closet
9 quilts to Newcomers Welome Quilts (via Sue B.)
15 quilts to Priory Lane Long Term Care (via Shar L.)
5 to Ped. Oncology at VGH (via Alice D.)
2 to Hospice
2 to Quilts of Valour (via Carol S.)
Please help support the Charity Society with the Fairway Market Card program.
Contact the WQG Treasurer or the Charity Executive Shar Lyseng to receive your card by Canada Post. This is a great way to help fund raise for our Guild Charity. Thank you for your support.
Other Charitable Endeavours...
CHARITY GUILD CONTACT PERSON DONATIONS REQUESTED
Cridge Transition House Sue Sharock Quilts, Bed Size for Women & Children
Anney's Closet Sue Sharock Quilts, Pillowcases, Clothes, etc.
Canada Comforts Joan Ruxton Knitted dishcloths, sample soaps/shampoos
Children's Pediatric Ward @ VGH Alice Duncan Completed Children's quilts for Pediatric oncology patients
Quilts of Valour Lynn Carroll Completed quilts for injured Canadian Soldiers www.quiltsofvalour.ca/
Quilts for Survivors of Indian Residential Schools Beth Mills Blocks or Quilts
Welcome Quilts Sue Bruning Quilts for new immigrant families. All sizes.
Women's Transition House Shar Lyseng "new" nighties, socks, personal hygiene products, etc.
Summer 2020: The Charity Society initiated a Charity quilt challenge. You chose between 3 FQs and made a twin size quilt. We had a covid friendly viewing and voting in a local park in Langford prior to the donating of the quilts to charity.