The KQG has had a long tradition of creating quilts for charitable causes. In 2000, Brenda Wauchop attended a show at Casa Loma in Toronto at which quilts were auctioned to raise money for breast cancer research. It was decided this was a worthwhile activity for KQG. Brenda coordinated the effort for a number of years. After deciding on the quilt design and colours, guild members were asked to create a block to contribute to the charity quilt consistent with the theme and colour scheme that had been chosen and incorporating a coordinating fabric if given to the member. When the donated quilt blocks were collected, they were assembled into a quilt top (or tops, if there were enough blocks donated to create additional quilts), batting and backing were added, the sandwich was quilted and bound ready to be shipped off to “The Quilt” project. Further information about this project and pictures of the quilts created can be found in the document, “Guild History” in the Guild Docs tab on this website. We donated our first quilt to the project in 2001 and the last ones were donated in 2008. When the 2009 quilt was ready for donation , “The Quilt” project had been discontinued.
The 2009 main quilt was donated to RVH Auxiliary This quilt raised over $3000 as a raffle prize for the planned Cancer Care Centre at RVH. The 2 smaller quilts made that year were given to Hospice Simcoe, one for a raffle and one for client use. In addition to the RVH Auxiliary for several years, our charity quilts have been donated to such other charities as The Alzheimer’s Society, Samaritan House, Season’s Centre for Grieving Children, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Cope Service Dogs, Gilda’s Club, Redwood Park Communities and the Women and Children’s Shelter.