Past Outreach Projects
As members of the Decatur Quilters Guild we have particpated in many Community Outreach Projects over the years.
For example we have supported
the following organizations and individuals:
Made hundreds of quilts and blankets for Project Linus, a national organization that makes blankets for ill and traumatized children;
Designed and made the quilt that currently hangs on the campus of Richland Community College;
Designed and made the quilt on display at the Decatur Public Library;
Made special neck pillows for the Cancer Care patients;
Made wheel chair quilts for residents of local nursing homes;
Make lap quilts for bedridden residents in local nursing homes;
Make a quilt each year to donate to a local charity for a fundraising project;
Offer free basic quilt making classes to anyone in the community;
Visit local nursing homes and assisted living facilities for the purpose of showing quilts we have made;
Volunteered time in a booth at the Farm Progress Show;
Made quilts for veterans in Illinois Veteran’s Hospitals
Current Outreach Opportunities
As needs arise and opportunities become available, the members of the Decatur Quilters Guild engage
in the following Outreach Projects.
For more information on current projects and opportunities please contact:
Please join with us as we support the following:
Make quilts and blankets for Project Linus, a national organization that makes blankets for ill and traumatized children;
Make special neck pillows for the Cancer Care patients;
We have made quilts to donate to local charities for fundraising projects;
Offer free basic quilt making classes to anyone in the community throughout the year;
Visit local nursing homes and assisted living facilities for the purpose of showing quilts we have made.
We have and are presently making butterfly pillowcases for families who have lost someone in hospice care.
The Decatur Quilters Guild is a not-for-profit organization made up of quilters who enjoy sharing
their love of quilting with the community by volunteering whenever we can as part of our
Decatur Quilters Guild Outreach Program.
Pillowcases Donated to
Matt from Decatur Memorial Hospice admires several of the 21 butterfly pillowcases that were recently donated to
for the Hospice patients.
This beautiful quilt pictured is our 2016 Charity quilt which was awarded to Dennis School 6th and 7th Graders for their Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser. Pictured are their teachers Ashley Koeling (left) and Amanda Popovich (right).
Free basic quilting classes
Would you like to learn to quilt? The Decatur Quilters Guild offers basic quilting classes. These classes are 100% free and are available during the day and in the evening at various times during the year. Anyone from 8-80 years old is welcome to join with us and you do not need to be a member of the Decatur Quilters Guild to participate.
CLICK HERE to contact Linda Boles for more information or call Linda: 217-412-0262