The FQG Outreach Program is a volunteer organization that makes and distributes quilts locally to those in need of a little extra kindness. Quilts are given to the Flathead County Health Department Baby Steps program, Northwest Montana Radiation Oncology and Hematology, KRMC Infusion Center, Dialysis Clinic, C.A.S.A. and victims of fire and other life altering emergencies.
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 Angelo 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."
In 2018 Flathead Quilters' Guild distributed 160 quilts, including 28 to Baby Steps, 31 to Radiation Oncology, 25 to Dialysis, 30 to CASA, and 46 to NW Oncology Hematology. 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.
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 first Wednesday of each month, except July, at Quilt Gallery, 84 Frontage Park, starting at 10 am. NOTE: this is a new day and move to a larger location to better accommodate COVID19 concerns. Kits for outreach sewing are available at both Glacier Quilts and the Quilt Gallery.