The making of comfort quilts has been an intregal part of the Herring Run Quilters' Guild, Inc. throughout the years. Our members feel strongly that two of the main goals of our organization are to work together and to give back to the community. We have accomplished this through our comfort quilts that bring joy, happiness and comfort to those who sew the pieces together and those who receive the finished project in a beautiful quilt.
Every February we get together and create quilts for local charities. We have given quilts to local women's shelters, children's hospitals and other charities that guild members have suggested. Our February charity quilting day is always lots of fun. Many hands make light work!
OUR NEXT COMFORT QUILTING DAY IS FEBRUARY 2, 2013!!!
Thank you to Vivian Cardinal and Joanne Joyce for offering to help coordinate our comfort quilts for the 2011-2012 year.
Comfort Quilt Labels: We have a standardized HRQG label to place on each of our quilts. The label is available from one of our Comfort Quilt Chairs at each meeting. Special thanks to Marty Post for creating this wonderful labels.
2011-2012 Comfort Quilt Update
Special thanks again to our Comfort Quilt Committee co-chairs Vivian Cardinal and Joanne Joyce for such a wonderful job organizing our comfort quilts for the 2011-2012 year. During 2011-2012 guild members made 58 quilts that were given to the Comfort Quilt Committee for distribution.
The quilts were donated to:
1. Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless, KIngston, 23 children's quilts (one for every child currently residing there)
2. South Shore Women's Resource Center, Plymouth, 9 women's quilts, 6 children's quilts
3. Hospice of the South Shore, Rockland, 5 men's quilts, 3 children's quilts, 6 women's
4. Quilts for Kids, South Shore Chapter, 6 quilts
2010-2011 Comfort Quilt Update
Special thanks to Comfort Quilt Committee co-chairs Vivian Cardinal and Joanne Joyce for doing such a wonderful job organizing our comfort quilts for the 2010-2011 year. During 2010-2011 guild members made 66 quilts that were given to the Comfort Quilt Committee for distribution.
The quilts were donated to:
1. The Hospice of the South Shore in Braintree
2. The South Shore Women's Resource Center in Plymouth
3. Plymouth Area Coalition for the homeless in Kingston
4. A family in Releigh, North Carolina affected by a tornado
2009 - 2010 Comfort Quilt Update
Special thanks to Charlene Schultz and Sharon Ducey for the wonderful work they did coordinating our comfort quilts for the 2009-2010 year. The guild produced 82 comfort quilts that went to D.O.V.E. (Domestic Violence Ended) in Quincy, the Dianne Devanna Center (for the prevention of child abuse and neglect) in Braintree, and Camp Sunshine (supporting children with life threatening illnesses and their families in New England) in Sebago Lake, Maine.
2007-2008 Comfort Quilt Update
Special thanks go out to Jane Matthews and Joyce Archer for the wonderful work they did during our 2007-2008 year coordinating our comfort quilts. During the year the Herring Run Quilt Guild presented 49 quilts to the Weymouth Department of Social Services, Little Sisters of the Poor in Brighton, My Brother's Keeper in Easton and Pilgrims Hope in Plymouth.
2006-2007 Comfort Quilt Update
Many thanks to Linda Nicholson for her tireless work with the coordinating the comfort quilts in 2006-2007. Our hearts and hands were wide open as we donated a total of 47 quilts! We sent 24 to Carney Hospital Cardiac intensive care unit, 12 to The Diane Devana Home for abused children, and 10 to a center for the homeless and abused in Norwell.
Thank you to everyone in the guild that created all these quilts. Please know they are now being loved by those that received them and giving them lots of comfort and warmth.
Twenty-seven guild members that attend our 2011 Getaway created 28 star blocks that are being donated to the "Just One Star" project for quilts being made for wounded soldiers. Thanks to everyone that made a block and to Anne Marcin for coordinating our donation.
Our goal is simple -