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. 

·        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 21, 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

 


National Quilt of Valor Sew Day

On Feb. 6 over 70 local quilters met at the St. Gabriel Community Center to participate in the National Quilt of Valor sew day and completed 6 patriotic quilt tops for Louisiana veterans. Another 7 quilts went home with participants to be completed.


The high point of the day was a presentation ceremony of completed patriotic quilts to 13 local veterans in honor of their service. Recipients included active military personnel with service in Iraq and Afghanistan to veterans from WWII, the Korean conflict, Viet Nam and the Cold War.

The event was sponsored by Daisy Comeaux of Cottage Quilts & Creations in St. Gabriel, The Giving Quilt, Inc., The Wasted Women’s Bee and the National Quilting Association. Lunch was provided by American Legion Post 312 of St. Gabriel. 


Volunteer Spotlight

The Giving Quilt, Inc. is proud to announce that our Volunteer Spotlight is focused on quilt shop owner Daisy Comeaux of Cottage Quilts & Creations in St. Gabriel, LA.  In her spare time she is also the current president of River City Quilt Guild in Baton Rouge and a group leader for The National Quilts of Valor Foundation.

A busy lady, Daisy has a long history of donating her time, energy and talents to various worthy causes. She began supporting TGQ soon after it was incorporated and designated as a 501(c)3 non-profit. She not only helped us procure the St. Gabriel Community Center for the first official Giving Quilt Show, but she also arranged for the Knights of Columbus to provide food for the event. She also helped procure several corporate sponsorships during our early days as a fledging corporation. Because of her many contributions and wise counsel, TGQ found its wings.

Since those early days, Daisy has continued to contribute in many ways. She has given us discounts on fabric for multiple projects and has donated part of the profits from the sale of challenge fabric to the group. She has sponsored awards for the quilt show challenge winners, and she is always on the look out for corporate sponsorships. This year she was instrumental in contacting with the challenge fabric manufacturer. We can be assured that the fabric will be available over the course of this challenge.

But most of all, Daisy has a generous heart and gives expecting nothing in return. Her recognition as an outstanding volunteer is way over due.