Canyon Quilters Support Giving
Canyon supports giving back to our community. We support the philanthropic organizations highlighted on this page by contributing completed items in support of their mission statement. Our August Guild meeting is usually all about philanthropy…but in 2023 this is happening at our March Guild meeting. This means Canyon members (and guests!) work together on projects for these organizations. We get hands on and have some fun at the same time.
Our Guild members have big hearts. So in addition to supporting the philanthropic activities of the Guild, many members give a helping hand to aid other causes throughout our community.
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Royal Family Kids Camp
Every summer a group of volunteers from City View Church in San Diego, takes 40 children to a week-long camp. The children range in age from 7 through 11. These are foster children who come from abused and abandoned backgrounds and are given this life-changing experience. For the past several years Canyon made and gave each of these children a quilt of their own. They pick out a quilt at camp and then take it home with them.
Each January Kay Laboda begins collecting quilts. Then, in July, the quilts are distributed to the kids at camp. See Kay for details or send email using anbutton on this page.
Interested in making a quilt? Here are some things to consider:
40+ kids go to camp, ~20 boys & ~ 20 girls
Approximate size of a quilt 45″ x 60″
The kids love animal, sports, cars, Pokey, any current cartoon or movie character theme
The boys love the dinosaur themes
The kids also love the different colors of squares sewn together
Since 2005 Canyon members have made quilts for local veterans’ organizations. These include the VA San Diego Healthcare System, Balboa Naval Hospital, Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station, Veterans Village of San Diego and Veterans Home of Chula Vista.
We honor our veterans by using 100% quality cotton fabrics and doing our best workmanship. A good size for a donated quilt is about 54” x 66”. Smaller and larger sizes also work, however they are in less demand.
You can help out in many ways, for example: cutting fabrics for kits, piecing, quilting, binding and sewing labels on finished quilts. We greatly appreciate your help!
The Veterans Projects Committee welcomes your donations of finished quilts, quilt tops and fabric. When you’re ready you can turn in your donations at a guild meeting, to a member of the committee or by emailing the Veterans Committee Chair, using anbutton on this page.