Giving Back

Quilters, as a whole, are generous people. All of our supporting quilt groups believe in giving back to the communities in which we live. We support several local organizations by donating quilts and other handmade items. These organizations support the elderly, those fighting cancer, foster children, victims of abuse, low-income families, animal shelters, homeless people, dialysis centers, and military veterans. The following is a partial list of the organizations that received over 170 quilts and handmade items in 2019 from our groups.

  • Evan’s Home for Children

  • Fauquier City Shelter

  • Froggy’s Closet

  • Healthy Families

  • It’s a Small Hand

  • Quilts of Valor

  • Royal Family Kid’s Camp

  • Stitcher’s Station

  • The Laurel Center

  • Winchester Medical Center Baby Drive

  • Winchester Medical Center Radiation Oncology

Quilts of Valor

The Quilts of Valor Foundation’s mission is to cover service members and veterans, touched by war, with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Every month, local quilters gather to work together to create quilts to donate. After a short business meeting, members work on their own projects, please bring your sewing machine, a cutting mat, cutter, and any other tools you need. We have a large supply of fabric for you to get started on making a quilt top, or you can bring your own. Our group is fortunate to have several long arm quilters who donate their time and talent to quilting our tops. The Quilts of Valor Group meets at the Berryville Community center the second Tuesday of each month from 10-3. Bring a lunch and one dollar to help cover the cost of the room. For more information and directions, email Diane at ladylucke@comcast.net or Renelda at r.peldunas@comcast.net.

VIRGINIA QUILT MUSEUM

The NSVQS fully supports the Virginia Quilt Museum and everything that they do to preserve our quilt history and promote our art. At every show, a volunteer from the museum is present with a quilt that they raffle off to raise funds for the museum, as it is a privately funded museum. The Virginia Quilt Museum, founded in 1995, is the Official Quilt Museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Charged with the mission of "celebrating and nurturing Virginia's quilting heritage”. The VQM offers three floors of rotating, curated exhibits which often feature heirloom quilts, contemporary quilts, as well as art quilts. This allows our visitors to see the extreme variety of styles, techniques, and themes present in each quilt style. The VQM is housed in the historic Warren Sipe House, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Museum volunteers add to the experience of visiting the VQM - their dedication is what makes the museum special. They are always looking for more volunteers. To learn more about the VQM and volunteering opportunities visit vaquiltmuseum.org.

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