Cherokee Rose Quilt Guild - Community Service
Each year the members of the Guild select a project that benefits the citizens of Douglas County. Examples of these projects in recent years included Quilts for family members of the National Guard unit deployed from the Douglasville Armory, a reproduction quilt for the Sweetwater State Park Museum which was signed by descendent's of the evacuees who returned for a reunion in 2005, bedding for animals at the Humane Society, financial donation to the accessible playground near Clinton Farms and more.
Another approach to community education is our annual display of quilts and quilting at the Main Library in Douglasville. Hundreds of people have the chance to see modern and vintage quilting up close and personal. Information about the guild is provided so interested quilters and soon-to-be-quilters can contact us.
2017 Community Service Project
We are presenting the S.H.A.R.E HOUSE in Douglasville as our project this year!
Share House Douglas is a non-profit organization providing crisis intervention and the continuum of care to address the causes and effects of family violence. They have a 24-hour emergency shelter and several transitional homes for women and children to transition to a new life. We are asking members to provide quilts (baby, twin, or double bed size) OR pillowcases (both women and children prints). We would like to provide items with "cheery" prints that will bring a smile to their faces. We will be collecting them at every meeting throughout the year and presenting a few at a time... so please start now! Gently used linens and quilts are acceptable also as long as they are in very good condition and freshly laundered. If you would like to read more about the Share House, you can visit their website Bonnie McLain - Chairman, Jeanne Andersen and Gail Ford - Committee Members
2015 Community Service Project
Cherokee Rose chose to make 3 to 4 quilts per month for the Wellstar Douglas Birthing Center.
The staff will give these small quilts to newborns from less fortunate homes.
We would like for the quilts to measure at least 36" by 42". Please launder the quilts before donating them.
For patterns check out these sites:
Emily and Diane will collect your quilts at each meeting. We hope for a steady supply. Thank you for caring.
2014 Community Service Project Childrens Quilts donated to the Douglas County Head Start program.
2013 Community Service Project Pillow Cases and Walker Bags for the Douglasville Nursing Home
2012 Community Service Project Placemats for Senior Center
2011 Community Service Project and Contest Small quilts for the Head Start program of Douglas Co.
2010 Community Service Project
Quilts for the Douglas County Homeless Shelter
Pillowcases for the Boys & Girls Club
2009 Community Service Project
Quilts for the Douglas County Retardation centers.
Cushions (sit upons) and walker totes for the Good Neighbor Assisted Living.
2008 Community Service Project Supplying needed items for S.H.A.R.E. House, a home for abused women and their children.
2007 Community Service Project -
Our Community Service project for 2007 is complete. We had 72 walker totes donated.
The directions for these totes can be found at the following website: Bev's Country Cottage. We cannot publish these directions on our website, but we are providing the link which is allowed.
2006 Community Service Project - "Blankies" for Alzheimer's Patients.