Members and friends of A.Q.A support many worthwhile Charities by making and donating Quilts on a regular basis throughout the year. This program allows members the opportunity to share their skills and bring comfort to those in need of a warm hug.
The Charity Quilt volunteers organise and supply kits for machine piecing and prepare shapes for hand piecing, ready for members to pick up and work on at home. The volunteers also accept and sort donated fabric and organize the distribution of the quilts.
The following organisations benefit from our donations;
Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre Melbourne – Hospital for treatment and care of cancer patients.
Odyssey House Victoria – Counselling and support, plus residential rehabilitation for alcohol and other drug affected families. Quilts go to clients after completing a significant stage in their rehabilitation program.
Anglicare and Foster Care Vic – Protection and empowerment of disadvantaged children, young people and families.
SOCIT (Box Hill Police)
Other organizations are supported from time to time in the event of natural disasters or if the need arises.
Quilt making days are often arranged for our Sit N Sew meetings