Announcing New Location

Board meetings are now held at  the Highland Road Presbyterian Church at 10024 Highland Road in Baton Rouge. The date and time remain unchanged, the first Tuesday of the month at 6 PM.


The Giving Quilt Joins 
Bridge over Troubled Water (BOTW) Initiative 

In August, across south Louisiana tens of thousands of homes were flooded. At present, families are displaced, homes are being gutted (in some cases demolished) and rebuilt. Many of our quilting friends lost their sewing rooms. Fabric, sewing machines, patterns, etc. collected over a lifetime were lost. An initiative, Bridge over Troubled Water, was started by local quilters in response to this. This time-limited program is in the process of identifying those who lost their sewing rooms (68 and counting) and collecting donations to replace what was lost. Collection bins are located in 21 quilt shops, long-arm quilter studios, at quilt guild meetings, etc. The items collected will be distributed after these flooded quilters are back in their homes and are able to start sewing again. This event is planned for sometime in March.

Visit the BOTW Flood Relief Campaign face book page for the most up-to-date information. In addition to collecting the items to restore a sewing room, The Giving Quilt, Inc. will be accepting cash donations for this effort. 100% of the amount collected will go directly to the BOTW Flood Relief Campaign. Any donation exceeding $50 will be sent a tax-deductible confirmation of donation letter. Please make checks payable to The Giving Quilt, Inc, with a notation that the donation is for BOTW and send to:

BOTW
9251 Jennifer Lynn Rd
Denham Springs, LA 70706

Be sure to include your name and full address, or email account, in order to receive your confirmation of donation.


Guild Ghallenge

A Guild Challenge is issued to all quilt guild members for the Giving Quilt Exhibit to be held February 4 and 5, 2017, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S Saint Landry Ave, Gonzales, LA.

The rules are simple.

·        Quilts must be suitable for a child and may be sized as appropriate for a tot to a teen.

·        Quilts must be made using a recognizable amount of Northcott’s Toscana Pine #9020-78which can be viewed to the right. Please pre-wash your fabric to eliminate excess dyes.

·        Quilts must be donated to the children’s charity of the quilt donor’s choice.

·        Quilts must be submitted to the Giving Quilt by January 14, 2017.

Quilts will be grouped by guild at the show.  The quilt donor is eligible for first, second, third place and honorable mention ribbons with a cash prize or equivalent for the First Place quilt.  Quilt donors without a guild affiliation may also submit a quilt. Quilts may be made and donated by individuals or by groups.

A list of past quilt recipients of all ages can be found at www.thegivingquiltinc.org/donations.  Recipients are not limited to this list. To include additional charitable organizations in this list or for more information, please contact us at thegivingquiltinc@gmail.com.

The challenge fabric is available at the following shops.

All Stitched Up by Angela
1730 Front Street
Slidell, LA 70458

Block Therapy Quilt Shop
4353-B Gautier Vancleave
Gautier, MS 39553

Bright Hopes
5150 Hwy 22
Mandeville, LA 70471

Cottage Creations
7222 Bayou Paul Rd
St. Gabriel, LA, 70776

Heirlooms Quilt Shoppe
7175 US Hwy 61
St. Francisville, LA 70775

J&B Quilting Fabric
988 Napoleon
Sunset, LA 70584

Mama’s Quilt Shop
1511 Catfish Farm Rd.
Independence, LA  70443

Red Stick Quilt Shop
5664 Stumberg Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Sew This, LLC
70117 Hwy 59
Abita Springs, LA 70420

The Quilt Corner
13579 Hooper Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA  70818

The Quilt Cupboard
101 Tournament Blvd
Berwick, LA 70342

 


Ready, Set, Sew!

A Hugh Success

Twenty-eight participants attended the sew day on June 28 at St.Paul's Lutheran in Baton Rouge. Seventeen quilts tops, excluding borders, were completed at the event. It is expected that 24 quilts will be completed in all.

The completed quilts are to be distributed to patients undergoing chemotherapy through the HTTN Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. To learn more about this inspiring organization follow the link, http://theadvocate.com/news/acadiana/12842550-123/wrapped-in-love

A wonderful luncheon was enjoyed by all. Everyone received a door prize and a grand prize of a wagon was presented to Susan Corder by HTTN's founder, Charlene Berry. Fun and fellowship all day long!