Community Projects ~ Guild goal: to participate in Community Projects

“Cuddle Quilt Program: One of our more colourful members was a delightful lady, Moira Williams. Her son was in a very bad car accident and while he was waiting for the ambulance to arrive a very kind passerby wrapped a quilt around him. She came to the guild meeting the following month with a great idea. We would make quilts for children who were taken from their homes; for victims of assault; victims of abuse; for victims of fires and floods etc. That year we donated 40 quilts to the Firemen and the Police here in Orangeville and in Shelburne.”

Thank you note from Caledon/Dufferin Victim Services

Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services is grateful to the Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild for the donation of a number of large and small handmade quilts that will be provided to victims of crime and tragic circumstances. “We have received a number of these beautiful quilts in the past”, Executive Director Dorothy Davis stated, “and I have personally had the pleasure of seeing the joy they bring to victims who have often lost everything”. The quilts are both a symbolic and concrete example of our community wrapping around victims in our community. Sincere thanks to all the talented quilters for sharing your craft in this special way. December 2017

Guild year 2016-17   Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild  ~ Community Outreach ~

* 69 Quilts (all sizes) to Community Groups

* 27 Quilts to Ronald McDonald House (CQA 150th project)

* 50+ pillowcases ~ “Cases for Smiles” at Sick Kids

* 128 Placemats ~ Meals on Wheels/Hope Banquet

* 20 Mastectomy Pillows ~ HHCC Recovery Unit

* Stocking Stuffers ~ The Door, Cedar Heights Residential School, St Marks “Drop In Purse Project” (toiletries/hats/gloves/socks/underwear/gift cards)

* Cash donations ~ Shelburne/Orangeville Food Banks

* $400.00 Education Grant ~ MoD

* 200 Journals ~ Family Transition Place

* Prize Money ~ four local Fall Fair Specials

* Quilting Books ~ four local Libraries

* $2,600.00 to the Cancer Care Program at HHCC