Mary Lou explains the Diaper Bag project.
Community Service is an important activity in Calico Cut-Ups (CCU). In addition to the generosity of CCU members, CCU receives an annual grant from the Arizona Quilters Guild (AQG) for service projects.
Project: Honor House
Project Leader: To be decided
Honor House donations will include lap quilts, stockings, Diddy bags, and top bags. To learn more about this veteran's assistance organization, click HERE.
Honor House was founded by Brian Mancini who served two tours in Iraq as a Combat Medic. He was seriously wounded in 2007. He recognized that Veterans dealing with PTS/TBI and other injuries needed more than just traditional medicine. He founded the Honor House, which received its 501C3 in 2012. Brian passed away in 2017 but his legacy lives on providing the help and healing our Veterans need.
Project: Luke Air Force Base Diaper Bag Blankets
Project Leader: Theresa F.
Theresa has prepared kits with instructions. Pick them up at a meeting. Or, click HERE to download instructions and use your own fabric.
2019 Service Activity
Along Side Ministeries
Project Manager: Donna G.
Along Side Ministeries an organization that provides support for women transitioning out of prison. Click HERE to go to their Webpage to learn more.
Kaye Woods 6 Hour Quilts
Project Leader: Donna G.
In support of Calico's Service efforts, Kaye Woods donated patterns for her 6 Hour Quilts. These patterns are the property of Calico and may be checked out if you would like to make one of these quilts.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the list of items Calico members have completed and donated.
January – June
CPS Group Home
Quilts – 57
Receiving Blankets – 17
Crib Sheets – 14
Bibs – 24
Burp Cloths – 18
Baby Quilts from Reap what you Sew – 27
Vet Quilts w/Pillow Cases – 2
Teen Quilts – 7
Baby Quilts – Calico – 23
Pillowcases – 4
Quilts w/pillowcases – 2
Diaper Bag Blankets for Luke - 30
Kits of 6" cut squares for charity quilt tops are available at each meeting. Members may take home kits or work on them during Open Sew. Members may also drop off their completed projects on this table.
Ongoing Service Opportunity
2019 Service Activity (as of August)
Donna G. is managing Calico's Service Activities this year. If you have a favorite charity on your list this year, please take on the responsibility of organizing a sew day where Calico members can join in supporting your selected organization. Donna's role is to help you get club time and resources in order to make the activity a success. Please use the form below right to let her know what you plan to take on and she will get in touch with you. Let's make 2019 another successful year for our Service projects!