One of the goals of the Sandhills Quilters Guild is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting through outreach and education. We do this by providing quilts for local organizations and by displaying quilts at various venues throughout the year. We share our craft with our community by donating to:
Comfort Quilts and Pillowcases
All members are asked to donate at least one comfort quilt (approx. 36” x 45”) each year. During the year over 100 quilts and handmade pillowcases are given to several nursing and children’s homes.
Habitat for Humanity
Our Guild also makes quilts specifically for Habitat for Humanity of the Sandhills. The quilts are given to homeowners at their dedication ceremony as a housewarming gift. These quilts range in size from 50” x 65” up to any bed size.
Quilts of Valor
Sandhills Quilters Guild is a member of the national Quilts of Valor Foundation (www.qovf.org). Guild members make Quilts of Valor and present them to service men and women in honor of their service or comfort the wounded. Finished size should be no smaller than 55’ x 66’ and not larger than 72” x 90”. The Guild holds monthly QofV meetings to construct the quilts (see the Quilting Bees page for detail).
Days for Girls
Many members of Sandhills Quilters Guild are active in Days for Girls (DfG). DfG is an international non-profit organization which produces and distributes sustainable menstrual hygiene kits for girls and women in developing countries. In 2017, we held a program and workshop for DfG and some of our members have continued to work with this organization. Although DfG is not actually part of our Guild, we are supportive of the DfG Pinehurst Chapter through fabric donations, individual monetary donations and sewing skills. To find out more about the organization visit the DfG’s website at: daysforgirls.org
On the alternate years the guild hosts a quilt show, Quilting in the Pines, at the Historic Fair Barn in Pinehurst.