The Palmetto Quilt Guild supports agencies throughout the Low Country through our Community Service and Outreach Programs. Each year, members make hundreds of quilts which we distribute to local agencies that service the elderly, homeless, children and veterans. Over the last year, our Outreach Program made Memory Mats for alzheimer patients, Wheelchair Saddlebags and Christmas Stockings for veterans, and taught third graders about the art of quilting.
Thank you letters from the community: Members of the Community Service teams are often the only ones who get to see just how much the recipients of our charity quilts appreciate our efforts. We wanted to share with you two letters of appreciation our Guild received for recent donations of quilts, so you know just how much of a difference your community service makes. It’s truly “heart warming.”
Our Outreach volunteers spent a great day with the third grade class at the Hilton Head Christian Academy. We showed them how to make a few popular blocks, had them do a little math, and then let them design their own blocks with paper and colored pencils!
We helped residents, from the independent and assisted care units at Bloom at Belfair in Bluffton, sew together the Memory Mats they had designed.
Members of our Peace by Piece Bee and other guild members made wheelchair saddlebags for veterans at Victory House in Walterboro. We delivered them on Dec. 7, 2015, and several Guild members helped them celebrate Pearl Harbor Day by working as “cocktail waitresses” for a Vegas Day event!
We made quilts and stockings for veterans at Victory House in Walterboro and Walter Reed Hospital to help make Christmas a little warmer for our recovering heroes!