Community Projects

Quilters' Connection’s primary community service projects have been the production of comfort quilts. Comfort quilts are made in workshops shared with Burlington Quilters, the Jenks Senior Center, and others. We organize workshops throughout the year to work on these quilts, and we have kits available at monthly meetings for members to take and work on independently. The workshops are offered to Quilters' Connection members, as well as other quilt groups, Senior Centers, Community Centers, and all who are interested in helping with this project. We donate these quilts to local hospitals, shelters, rehabilitation centers, veterens, and more specifically, the major places are Childrens' Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation, Tufts Floating Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Veterans, Camp Erin (a bereavement camp on Cape Cod), Battered Women Shelters (including REACH, and Second Step) as well as many more. Recipients for each set of years are summarized below.

 
2016-2017

In 2016 we donated over 200 quilts, pillow cases and teddy bears to organizations in the area. Already in 2017 we have donated over 200 quilts.

 
2008-2009

$4000 was raised by the "Leaves that Keep on Giving" challenge at the 2009 Quilt Show. It was devided equally between The New England Quilt Museum and the Arsenal Center for the Arts, each receiving $2000.

Comfort quilts were donated to NH Region 10 Community Support Services, Project Linus, Heartbeat Organization, Lynn Economic Opportunity Inc., USA Cares, The Children's Room (Arlington) General Proton Center, Heart House, House of Hope (Lowell), COR UNUM Meal Center (Lawrence), Children's Hospital,

 
2007-2008

$1500 was donated to the New England Quilt Museum.

Comfort quilts were donated to DSS Transition Home, Children's Hospital, Women, Inc., Lynn Economic Opportunity, Abby's House, Shriner's Burn Hospital, NICU South Shore Hospital, Germaine Lawrence Home

 
2006-2007

$2500 was donated to the New England Quilt Museum.

Comfort quilts were donated to Heartbeat Organization, Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Elliott Community Human Services, Parmenter Hospice Residence, Project Linus, A Women's Concern, House of Hope (Lowell), Reach (Beyond Domestic Violence)

 
2005-2006

$1000 was donated to the New England Quilt Museum.

Comfort Quilts for victims of Hurricane Katrina in Houston, Baton Rouge LA, Mobile AL, New Iberia LA and Keene TX
Locally, quilts were donated toTransition House for Victims of Domestic Violence and to Finex House in Jamaica Plain (A shelter for battered women and children)

 
2004-2005

$1500 was donated to the New England Quilt Museum.

Comfort Quilts for Horizons for Homeless Children, a daycare center in Dorchester, Pernet Family Health Services in Worcester, and Missions of Charity in Dorchester, a homeless shelter for women and children

 
2003-2004
$2500 was donated to the New England Quilt Museum.
 
2002-2003
$500 was donated to the New England Quilt Museum.
Comfort Quilts for veterans
 
2001-2002
$500 was donated to the New England Quilt Museum.
Comfort Quilts Donated to Help for Abused Women and Children and the Children's Hospital of the North Shore
 
2000-2001
$500 was donated to the New England Quilt Museum.
Comfort Quilts for children at Sandra’s Lodge in Waltham, MA
 
1999-2000
$500 was donated to the New England Quilt Museum.
Funds raised through the sale of comfort quilts was donated to the Cape Cod Center for Women in Falmouth, MA
 
1998-1999
Comfort Dolls donated to the Northshore Children’s Hospital and to Help for Abused Women and Children on the North Shore