One focus of the Castle Rock Quilt Club is to “sew goodness” in our community and beyond. Lois Routh, coordinator of our charity quilt program, has a passion for this endeavor. She makes and distributes 3-yard quilt kits and patterns to our members, as well as fabric for backing. (Members can use their own pattern and fabrics as well.) The photos above are of charity quilts that we have made recently.
CSU’s Fostering Success Program
Finished twin-sized quilts — roughly 60” x 80” — are gifted to Colorado State University’s Fostering Success Program. This amazing organization provides support for students from challenging backgrounds, including foster care, kinship care, homelessness, and loss of parents. College seniors choose their special quilts to commemorate their graduation. Lois (among other CRQC members) was previously a foster parent and knows how much graduation means to these young adults. It is our honor to recognize them. Read more about CSU’s Fostering Success Program at fosteringsuccess.colostate.edu/.
Help and Hope Center
Another charity we support is the Help and Hope Center of Castle Rock. This non-profit provides assistance to Douglas and Elbert county residents in need. We donate quilts for children — roughly 40” x 60”, 45” square, or 54” square. Read about the Help and Hope Center’s mission at helpandhopecenter.org/.
How You Can Help
CRQC is always looking for volunteers to help finish tops by quilting them on a longarm or domestic machines. We also need help with binding quilts. Please consider how you can help and email us at CRQC.President@gmail.com.