OCMQG partners with Orangewood Foundation, a countywide organization that supports foster children, those transitioning out of foster care, and homeless youth. Throughout the year we create quilts at our Sew-Ins as well as during our year-end party. In November each year we challenge OCMQG members to create a quilt to donate to Orangewood Foundation.

Throughout the year OCMQG may participate in other philanthropy quilts.

Our generous guild was able to donate 32 bags of toiletries to Orangewood after our December 2020 Driveway meetup. I understand the staff at Orangewood was so surprised and grateful. We also donated 23 book quilts! Other quilts were also donated this year including a drive for baby quilts. We hope to keep this generosity going in 2021. We have opportunities to make Charity quilts, quilt already made tops, continue to collect toiletries and more. Special thanks to Sheri and Diane for all the hard work they put into coordinating these projects. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Every year, our guild sets out to help our local community by making quilts and donating them to charities, such as Casa Teresa, Women’s Transitional Living, Inc., Interval House, Human Options, and Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. We’ve also made pillow cases for the 1 Million Pillow Case Challenge and incubator covers for our local children’s hospital.

QuiltCon Community Outreach Quilts

Every year the Modern Quilt Guild selects a theme and color palette and challenges its members to work in teams to create a quilt. These quilts are displayed at QuiltCon and then donated community organizations of each team’s choice.

Inspiration for our 2021 QuiltCon Quilt

Annual Philanthropy Challenge

Every year for our November Challenge we ask our members to create a quilt for a child based on a book. In 2017 we were fortunate enough to have Hawthorne Supply Co. donate fabric for our challenge. Check out the links below to see some of our past challenges.

2020 Book Challenge Entries

2020 Book Challenge Winners

2019 Book Challenge

2018 Book Challenge

2017 Challenge sponsored by Hawthorne Supply Co.

2016 Book Challenge

2015 Book Challenge

Year-end Party

We celebrate together at the end of the year and make a quilt or two to donate.

Quilts for Pulse: Pride Orlando