As an integral part of our guild, Community Quilts organizes the making and distribution
of quilts for many service agencies here in Sonora, California. In order to meet
our goal of over 200 quilts this year, we encourage all our members to make at least
one quilt. Following is a list of agencies that we have given to over the last year
and a half:
American Red Cross
Cal SAFE: Teen Parent Program
Center For A Non Violent Community
Columbia College/Child Development Center
Foothill Pregnancy Center
Relay for Life
Sonora Regional Medical Center/Hospice of the Sierra and Long Term Care
Tuolumne County District Attorney/Victim Witness
Tuolumne County Senior Center
Tuolumne County Health Department/WIC
“MARK YOUR CALENDAR”
Note: 2018 No 4th Tuesday for October, November, and December
We will be meeting at the Fairgrounds, Creekside Building 10-4pm: January 15, 16,
Community Quilts will meet at the Senior Center in 2019 from 1-4pm for the following
4th Tuesdays: February 26, April 23, June 25, July 23, August 27, and October 22.
Community Quilt Workdays at the Creekside Building, Sonora Fairgrounds are from 9-4:
March 16, 2019 and June 15, 2019. We will be working on Community Quilts and “Quilts
If you have questions or would like to donate supplies, please contact the Committee
Chair through our Website.
All of you are invited to join us on any or all of these dates.
On the Senior Center dates we will be doing many things to keep quilts in progress;
such as cutting, sewing, cutting batting, and miscellaneous prepping for the workdays.
Our youth sewing class at Tuolumne County Library was a big success. We had over
22 kids participate (we lost count when the kits were gone).
The kids loved the fabrics that were donated and put into kits by the ladies of our
Community Quilt Committee.
A big thank you goes out to those that helped at the Library: Pam Smith, Mary Johnson,
Jeanne Legg, Karen Ethier, Holly Harris, Cheryl Ferreira, Wanda Dorner, Sandy Vierra
and Lyn McCormick.
We pressed, pinned, folded, ripped a few seams, and pressed some more! We had 12
sewing machines going……the boys especially enjoyed pushing those foot pedals! We
certainly realized the kid’s energy level surpassed ours, but what a great reward
to see their smiles and excitement when they held up their completed pillowcases.