*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.
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.
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.
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.
|Bonus Charity Quilt 2019|
|Dec 2018 Distribution Day|
|wrapped in love|
Sallie House presentation Dec 2017
|Sallie House Presentation 2017|
|Sallie House Distribution|
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.
|Sallie House Quilts|
"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
ALSO Youth -
Female Veterans -
|Donations to female Veterans|
Heritage Health Center -
12 Quilts Donated
|Heritage Health Center |
300 Pillowcase Dresses