Quilting, Rug Hooking
Needlework and more

Charity Work

One of the objectives of CGFA is to provide opportunities to donate to the community and support the work of nonprofits by making and donating many one of a kind items. Each year we participate in many projects to fulfill this goal.

The public is invited to join with members April 10, 2017 for our Spring Fling. This year we have over 200 quilts  completed for our Quilts for Kids program. In addition to the quilt display Needleworkers, Rug Hookers and our Evening groups will  display their unique fibre arts projects. Enjoy the Silent Auction and our fun Chinook Auction. Light refreshments served and no admission charge.                             
In 2014 Quilting members completed over 130 quilts for the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Mental Health Unit and the Children’s Cottage. Over 2300 volunteer hours went into these quilts. From baby to youth size, quilts were stitched by members eager to share their fibre arts expertise to provide comfort to children. 

                            
Display from the "Quilts for Kids" event, May 2014.
    
These quilts are given to the Children's Cottage and the Alberta Children's Hospital to help children struggling with mental illness or family problems.

Needleworker members also worked on a variety of charity projects including: preemie blankets and hats, knitted mittens, toques, slippers, sweaters and more that were distributed to the Samaritan's Purse, Children's Hospital and the Foothills nursery.
   
Each year, quilt members also stitch hundreds of place mats for Meals on wheels which are delivered with meals during the month of December. During the winter months members make and fill over 100 toiletry bags which are delivered to women's shelters in Calgary.  
 



























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