Arizona Quilters Guild
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Over the years, the Chapters and members of the Arizona Quilters Guild have donated thousands of quilts to their communities, local and national organizations, and to law enforcement and social services. Quilters are known for their generosity, and the members of AQG certainly embody that spirit. We are proud of our service, and richly rewarded by the thought that these quilts are a source of comfort and caring to those in need.
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The program was adopted in 2004 as an on-going AQG yearly distribution of funds to the chapters to assist with their charitable projects. Chapters must request funds, and upon receiving them follow guidelines as written by the board.
The chapters of AQG contribute to the needs of many non-profit organizations such as: police, fire, medical departments, homeless shelters, hospitals, veterran’s organizations and museums to name a few. Others who benefit are national non-profits such as Project Linus, Quilts for Kids, Quilt for a Cause, etc. Working on these projects brings joy, a spirit of giving and a satisfying sense of purpose for those who participate.
The Card Tricks Quilt Chapter, located in Lakeside, AZ, honors veterans and first responders annually through donations of patriotic themed quilts. These quilts are made by volunteers who donate not only their time but fabric to the cause. The chapter provides the batting and other materials when finances allow.
Individuals can nominate members of the White Mountain community to be honored with a quilt. The honoree must be either a first responder or have served in any branch of the military. In 2019, we presented these quilts on Veterans Day at an event at the local fire house..
Patriotic Piecers is the name of the group that creates these beautiful quilts. When possible, they meet at least monthly at Pinetop Star Quilt Shop in Pinetop to work on their projects. Many volunteers work on their quilts at home and surprise us with a number of donations. Quilts are all at least lap size and meet the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor program.