Giving Back

(Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

Community Service is a long-standing part of the quilting tradition in America.  Our guild actively supports the Quilts of Valor Foundation, the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry, the New England Quilt Museum, and various other charities. We have supported the Haiti Peace Quilt Mission, have donated quilts to communities in the United States ravaged by natural disasters, and have made monetary donations to such organizations as the MSPCC and American Red Cross. Many members donate their time teaching children how to sew at the Saugus Library afterschool program and at the Saugus Senior Center. 

Donation Quilts and Pillowcases

Every year the Hammersmith Quilters Guild makes pillowcases and quilts. They are donated to charities such as Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camp.  During the winter we have a drive to make 100 winter themed pillowcases in which the guild purchases gifts, toiletries and clothing for children who are  receiving mental health treatment through the Home for Little Wanderers and for children in the custody of the Department for Children and Families.  These pillowcases are also stuffed with quilts made by the guild.  

For members who would like a simple quilt pattern for a donation quilt, here is a link.

NE Quilt Museum

The guild monetarily supports the New England Quilt Museum. Members also have the opportunity to volunteer at the museum. To learn more about the New England Quilt Museum go to their website by clicking here.

Quilts of Valor Foundation
Blocks made for the Quilts of Valor Foundation

Guild members make blocks, quilt tops, quilts, pillowcases, and provide quilting services to the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The Foundation has presented local veterans with a Quilt of Valor at the Guild Quilt Shows. To learn more about the Quilts of Valor Foundation click here.