Meetings

Our meetings are held at the Freeman’s Bay Community Centre
(unless indicated otherwise)

52 Hepburn Street, Ponsonby.
Doors open at 10am and the meeting starts at 12.30pm.
Quilt events and exhibitions that we know of are listed in our latest newsletter

Community quilts

Community Quilts

Donation of quilts to SHINE Dec 2015

The Auckland Quilt Guild organises the making and distribution of quilts to worthy organisations in the community.
We receive donations of fabrics, blocks, quilts tops etc, and encourage members to do whichever part of the process they enjoy most. Some make tops, some quilt them, some bind them and some donate fabrics etc.

We usually manage to raise enough money to buy the rolls of batting, or else the Guild sponsors this.  It is very rewarding on Guild days when we show the beautiful quilts and see the smiles on the faces of the recipients.

Our latest recipients were SHINE and they were delighted with their quilts.  Here’s an excerpt from the letter we received from Jane Drumm, their Executive Director.

“All of these (quilts) have been given out to clients and words cannot express how thrilled each person was when they received them. In some cases there were tears of happiness and gratitude and others were so excited to have a gift such as these. In all cases they were truly touched to think that someone had put in so much time and effort to make a gift for them.” 

Some of the quilts being donated.

We received letters from Shine in January 2016 and it was wonderful to read the recipient’s reactions to their gift.  If you ever thought your quilt was going to be unloved, then read these wonderful stories.

16 letters from Shine Jan 2016 and another letter   Letter from Shine Jan 2016

In February 2015 we gave 33 quilts to South Auckland Family Refuge Inc (known as Peppertree House).  One of our members made a special quilt for a blind boy with tactile blocks and then took 6 similar flannel quilts to the Blind Foundation.  Thirty to forty quilts were donated to another Women & Children refuge in Auckland at the July meeting.

December 2014, 89 community quilts were given to the following groups:
39 to Jane Hanley, Director of Family Services, Anglican Trust for Women & Children in Otahuhu, 20 to Shine, 14 for the City Mission and 16 men’s quilts to Ranfurly Village & Hospital.

Over 740 quilts from quilters throughout New Zealand were donated and sent to Vanuatu in May 2015 including over 20 from our Guild.

Members can also ask the Community Quilts co-ordinator for a community quilt to be donated to someone who is sick or who deserves a special quilt.

All the best from the Community Quilts helpers,
Chiz, Sandra, Jenny, Judith and Ellen

A pile of quilts waiting for their new owners

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Meetings

Our meetings are held at the Freeman’s Bay Community Centre
(unless indicated otherwise)

52 Hepburn Street, Ponsonby.
Doors open at 10am and the meeting starts at 12.30pm.
Quilt events and exhibitions that we know of are listed in our latest newsletter