Located in La Habra, California, the Friendship Square Quilt Guild has approximately 125 members. This guild has a strong heritage of members specializing in hand work and hand appliqueing.
The Friendship Square Guild supports Operation Blocks for the Brave, a nationwide effort to provide quilts to service personnel who have been wounded while serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2008, they have made over 400 quilts in red, white, and blue fabrics, donating them to the VA Hospital in Los Angeles.
Another popular philanthropy for their guild is Kumfort Quilts for Kids and Teens. Lap quilts are made for various organizations, including shelters for women and children. Volunteers assemble kits composed of a quilt top, backing and batting and a label which are all bagged and made available at their guild’s general meetings. Members take the components and create finished quilts and return them to the guild for distribution. The guild’s intent is that their quilts bring comfort, warmth and a smile to the recipients.
The guild’s opportunity quilt that was on display at Road, Beauty of Life 2014, was hand appliqued and hand quilted. It will be given away at their quilt show on March 1st and 2nd at the La Habra Community Center. Proceeds from the opportunity tickets are given to small non-profit agencies in their area such as after school reading programs, Meals on Wheels, the Salvation Army, and Maddie’s closet – an organization assisting terminally ill children.
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