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 locations. We share our craft with our community by donating to:
All members are asked to donate at least one comfort quilt (approx. 36” x 45”) each year. During the year over 100 quilts are given to several nursing homes and the Sandhills Children’s Center.
Habitat for Humanity
Our Guild also makes quilts specifically for Habitat for Humanity for the North Carolina Sandhills to be 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
Guild members make Quilts of Valor to honor and comfort our wounded service men and women. We work closely with the national Quilts of Valor Foundation. Finished size should be no smaller than 55’ x 66’ and not larger than 72” x 90”.
Recently the guild has completed projects for the following local organizations:
- Clara McLean Hospitality House at Moore Regional Hospital-20 throw size quilts
- Friend to Friend– 6 bed quilts for their new facility
- Moore County Schools and the Boy and Girl Scouts. Financial and technical support for quilt making by the children.
- Cancer Care Fund administered by the First Health. Foundation was the recipient of the proceeds from the silent auction portion of our Quilting in the Pine 2012 quilt show.
As a means of educating the public on the art of quilting we display a limited number of quilts on a specific theme at the Palustris Festival every other year.
On the alternate years the guild hosts a quilt show, Quilting in the Pines, at the Historic Fair Barn in Pinehurst.
Guild member’s quilts are also on display year round at the lower level of Pinehurst Surgical.