Gifting Committee

*We are the team that organizes the creating and donating of "gift" quilts and other sewn projects on behalf of the Guild. This includes gift pillowcases, gift blocks that are sewn together to make a quilt top, etc.

2024 Blocks of the Year!
Introduced in May - get fabric and instructions for the blocks at any meeting. We'll gather later in the year to make quilt tops. For now make Blocks, blocks, blocks...


2024 Gifting Fabric is in... Choose yours at meetings or Retreat - 
Gifting block of the Year will be revealed at the May meeting.

2023- STATS   - Thank you all Gifters …
70 Handmade pillow cases to Sallie House
94 Handmade quilts to the foster children in Safe Children Coalition network 
113 Handmade quilts to Resilient Retreat
We have such a generous group of quilters/sewists! Thanks to our 55 guild members and supporters for this wonderful accomplishment!

We've added a new local recipient for gifting quilts -  Resilient Retreat. It is for adults impacted by trauma and abuse to include first responders and those who work in the mental healthcare field. Click here for more information on Resilient Retreat.  Suggested quilt sizes are 40" x 65" or 60" x 70". POC Jane B

A thank you from the October Resilient Retreat Volunteer Newsletter:

It is our pleasure to highlight the amazing volunteer work of the members of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild who create and donate stunning quilts to Resilient Retreat. Whether it is during a yoga class, sitting on the couch during a retreat, providing a sense of warmth and safety during a support group, or the many other ways that these works of love are put to use, we are so grateful for the comfort that your beautiful quilts bring our participants. Thank you!

2023 Gifting Quilts - Beautiful new fabrics and HST's are the focus. at the March program Robin and Nan demonstrated quick ways to cut and layout colorful quilt tops.

2022 Gifting Quilts -

Our Gifting Programs continue all year! Many awesome volunteers support our goals.
This photo just warms one's heart - dedicated Linda H with a wagon full of quilts, she will ensure all the binding, labels, and prewashing is complete before Gifting. Thank you Linda!!!

2021 - Gifting Quilts
The Gifting committee delivered 110 Gifting Quilts this month to Sallie House and Lutheran Services of Florida/Safe Children Coalition. Thankful for all SMQG members for their generosity. As a non-profit group, we are blessed with talented, caring members.
Here are a few emails to the Prog Mgr. from the caseworkers at Safe Children in anticipation of delivery to their office:
“OMG!!!!!!!!!! If you can grab some that would be so awesome. Whatever amount. We have a case right now with four children in need. And a boy in need! However many!!        Thank you so much!”       “That is so nice of them!!        Thank your friend and her group for us”.       “Wow, that’s impressive! Quilts are expensive and take hours and hours to make!”        “What an outstanding gesture”

Safe Children’s Coalition in Sarasota - A non-profit community-based care provider of education, prevention, diversion, and child welfare services including adoption and foster care. 
Click here for more information 

Sallie House 2021 - Gifting Quits
More quilts for Sally House are in the works - the Wonky Stars quilts are in progress...

Sallie House 2020 - Gifting Quilts
Many beautiful, fun, bright, and colorful kid-size quilts were gifted in 2020.

Sallie House 2019 - Distribution Day
"Watching the children thoughtfully choose their quilts filled our hearts with joy. Most immediately wrapped themselves up in their quilt."
125 quilts were donated this year that will go to each child entering Sallie House. For more information check out the children's services of the Salvation Army.

Selah Freedom-
Our charity quilt for 2019 that hung at QuiltCon in Nashville, TN has been donated to SelahFreedom for their auction/raffle event. For more information on this foundation click here.

Donation Quilt 2019

Healthy Start Sarasota -
This program helps to provide each newborn in Sarasota County with a Healthy Start. Read more about Healthy Start Sarasota here.  We donated the Bonus Charity Quilt for their Fundraising Event on Jan 31, 2019. Carole Lyles Shaw also donated a stunning Americana quilt. Thank you for supporting
this wonderful program.

Bonus Charity Quilt 2019

Sallie House - 2018 Distribution Day
 38 children selected a quilt and immediately wrapped it around themselves. It is always amazing how quickly they select their quilt, whether its the color or texture, each knows the one for them. Extra quilts are available so each incoming child during the year can select a quilt to keep. 

Dec 2018 Distribution Day
wrapped in love
cape style
Superman Quilt!

Sallie House presentation Dec 2017

Sallie House Presentation 2017
Sallie House Distribution
Sallie House Quilts

Each year the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild chooses a community outreach to receive quilts lovingly made by our members. Sallie House under the Salvation Army is a perfect match. We have donated over 50 quilts so that each child arriving will be able to choose their own to keep forever. This project is extended for another year.
   "The Sallie House Program is designed to be a safe haven for children ages birth to seventeen years who have been removed from their home because of abuse, neglect, abandonment or any situation that causes the home to be unsafe for the child."
Children may stay at Sallie House from one night to one year depending on whether they can be reunified with their parents, placed with relatives, placed in a foster home or adopted by a loving family. More information is on their website at Sallie House

Days for Girls

Days for Girls volunteers and enterprises have reached more than ONE MILLION women and girls around the world —giving them back days of dignity, health, and opportunity through menstrual health solutions and education.
"You feel free. You can go anywhere you want. You are comfortable…you can jump, run, do whatever you want to do.” – Rachel, Nairobi, Kenya, 3 years after receiving her DfG Kit
Days For Girls
More information is on their website at Days for Girls

Pulse - 


ALSO Youth - 

ALSO Youth

Female Veterans -

Donations to female Veterans

Heritage Health Center -

12 Quilts Donated
Heritage Health Center 

300 Pillowcase Dresses

Pillowcase Dresses