Quilts For Causes
The Palo Verde Patchers’ Quilt Club supports two charitable groups. They are Honor Quilts and The New Life Center. Members work together to make quilts for veterans of all wars and for families coming to The New Life Shelter from domestic abuse situations.
Honor Quilts are our way of saying Thank You to members of any branch of the military for service in a combat zone. Presentations typically begin with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by introduction of candidates. Each honoree is invited to tell about his/her experience followed by the presentation of their quilt. The evening finishes with refreshments and an opportunity to visit with the recipients. It is a moving experience for all who attend.
We have an Honor Quilt workshop on the second Thursday of the month. All are welcome to participate.
New Life Center
Through PVP’s Shelter Group, members make twin sized quilts for the women and children who are residents of the New Life (Domestic Violence) Center located in Goodyear, AZ. The quilts are given to the residents when they arrive and they may take the quilts with them when they leave. Since the program began in 1998, over 3,000 quilts have been donated to New Life Center.
During the “Shelter Morning,” activity stations accommodate all skills and abilities: threading needles, basting quilts, sewing quilt tops together, pressing quilt tops, tying the quilts, and/or assisting with delivering to the Center. Members are also welcome to take home kits to complete. The group also welcomes donations of fabric and used, clean, king and queen sized fitted and flat sheets for the quilt backings.