Welcome to The Giving Quilt Inc.’s website.  Please explore our website to see past and future activities.  Our mission – to provide quilts of comfort to children and adults – is accomplished by engaging not only our members, but others in our community with a passion for quilting and helping others.  You do not have to be a quilter to be involved with us.  Many hands are needed to carry out our work.  Our annual dues are only $10 per year.  A membership form can be downloaded here.  Feel free to contact me if you would like to volunteer or need additional information.

Gaye Smith

                            "Sew Kids" Community Sew Day
Quilts for Kids Four-Patch
September 29, 2018
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
2021 Tara Blvd.
Baton Rouge, La
9 AM to 3 PM
Baton Rouge Quilts for Kids will benefit from the quilts made during this sew day. 
Help us sew comfort for all!
 The Giving Quilt will provide lunch, door prizes and kits. 
Please contact Gaye, at 225-665-8003 or brlotrfan@yahoo.com, if you plan to attend or have any questions.
Community Sew Event is made possible by ExxonMobil's Easy Match Program.

The Giving Quilt, Inc.
5th Biennial Quilt Exhibit


All quilts displayed are donated to a charitable cause.

February 22 & 23, 2019
Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Lamar Dixon Expo Center
9039 S. Saint Landry Road
Gonzales, LA

Hundreds of beautiful quilts displayed
Special challenge display

Vendor Mall, Scissors Sharpened
Demonstrations, Door Prizes
Special Exhibits and Community Service Activities for all ages

Prize-Winning 2019 Raffle Quilt Pictured Above
"Steppin' thru the Swamp" 
81" x 91"
Tickets: $1 each
Drawing February 23, 2019, during the show

The 2019 Giving Quilt Show Challenge


Quilt must contain at least 3 Churn Dash blocks


Blocks can be any size and appear anywhere in the quilt

Quilt Can Be Any Color

Quilt Minimum size of 40” x 48”

Quilt Maximum size of 88” x 88”

Quilt Must Be Completed

Quilt Will Be Donated to Recipient Organization

 of Your Choice

Quilt Show to be held at the
Lamar Dixon Expo Center
February 22 & 23, 2019

Block by Block
Community Sew Day

Quilts to benefit veterans and
military service members.
Thirty four attendees participated in the community sew day held on February 10, 2018. They came from far and wide; from Biloxi, Slidell, Thibodaux, Church Point, Opelousas, and the Greater Baton Rouge area. Five quilt tops, similar to that on the left, were completed that day with more in the works. What a wonderful day was had with new friends and old!

The pattern Patriotic Medallion Quilt II can be accessed here.

The quilts will be awarded to local service members and veterans through the Quilts of Valor program. Visit www.QOVF.org for more information about this national non-profit organization.

The 2017 4th Biennial Quilt Exhibit

The 2017 Giving Quilt Exhibit was held February 4 & 5 at Lamar Dixon Trade Mart. The show was dedicated to the memory of Noreen Mazzaroppi, one of the founders of the Giving Quilt.

Six hundred quilts were exhibited and donated to 36 charitable organizations. The quilts were donated by quilters from across Louisiana and from Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan and California.

Thank you to all the quilters and volunteers for your generosity!


The judges for the show were Pearl Squires, Retired Quilt Shop Owner; Bill Bodiene, HandiQuilter Technician; and Donna Britt, WAFB News Personality.

  • First Place: "In My Garden", donated by the BOM Quilters to Dreams Come True.
  • Second Place: "Salt Water Taffy", donated by Gaye Smith to Flood Relief, Denham Springs Police Department.
  • Third Place: "American Starry Night" (designed by Renee Hoeprich), donated by Candy Bergeron to Quilts of Valor.
  • Honorable Mention: "Crayons", donated by Wasted Women to St. Vincent de Paul’s Women and Children’s Shelter.