Thank you for visiting our website. Through sew days and a biennial quilt show featuring community service activities, we work to create a community of giving. Our sponsored activities allow productive participation by individuals one day, one quilt at a time. Our craft offers us much beyond a quilt at the end of the process.

So come join us for a sew day, or visit us at our next show in 2019.
Renee Hoeprich
TGQ President

Sew Blue Day

Kit Makers

The most recent community sew day sponsored by The Giving Quilt (TGQ), held on October 7th, benefits the Blue Line Kids HALOS (BLK) program, part of the National Alliance for Law Enforcement (NALES).  BLKHALOS program is dedicated to providing a quilt of comfort to the minor children of officers who have fallen in the line of duty.   Volunteers at the sew day

completed 8 quilt tops with an additional 14 quilts completed by volunteers not attending the event.  TGQ anticipates donating approximately 50 quilts to the BLKHALOS program this year.
The following is a link to the pattern used for the sew day. Blue Line Kids quilt pattern.pdf

Visit www.nalestough.org for more information.

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!

JUDGES CHOICE

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.