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 The Flathead Quilters' Guild Outreach Program

 The Flathead Quilters' Guild Outreach Program is the part of our volunteer organization that makes and distributes quilts locally to those in need of a little extra kindness. Initially starting as a service for the MIAMI Project, (Montana Initiative for the Abatement of Mortality in Infants), the group has grown to serve a broad array of service organizations in the Flathead Valley for more than thirty years.

 

 Lap quilts are given monthly to four different departments of the Logan Health Medical Center

 

  • Hematology Oncology Infusion Center

  • Radiation Oncology

  • Dialysis Clinic and,

  • Children's Hospital.

 

The staff members at these facilities give the quilts to patients to keep as their own. It is like giving someone a long lasting, warm hug to help them know that they are cared for in their time of need. Maya Angelou said it best, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget the way that you made them feel."

 

Additionally, every December we share a bundle of 25 reserved bed-sized quilts with CASA for Kids,  Flathead (Court Appointed Special Advocates),  who then distribute the hand-picked quilts as a holiday gift to their child clients.
 

Other large quilts, donated to or made by the outreach group, are reserved for sharing as needed with families surviving house fires or other life altering emergencies.

JOIN OUR FUN!

 

We encourage people to join us on our regular sew days to ensure that our outreach work will continue well into the future.

 

We meet the second Wednesday of each month, except July, at Quilt Gallery,  84 Frontage Park, Kalispell,  Montana starting at 9:30am.

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     In 2023, the Flathead Quilters' Guild Outreach group donated 132 quilts in the community.  We are on track for an average of 16 quilts per month for 2024 to serve the four hospital locations at minimum. Every year we are asked for more donation quilts for those in need. We will continue to give back to our community as long as we are able.

    

Can't make the Sew Day but are sewing at home?

Kits for outreach sewing are available! 

We gladly accept donations of clean cotton material  (1 yard cuts or larger) suitable for quilt making, for use in our outreach quilts.

 

Contact us at fqginfo@gmail.com

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