Charity Program


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.

Wellspring

In the state of Colorado, more than 20,000 adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities live with caregivers who are over the age of 60. Recognizing the need for supported independent living, Wellspring, in collaboration with Douglas County, purchased and is renovating the former La Quinta Inn on Wolfensberger Road to begin to meet this need. Thirty adult attendees of Wellspring’s day program will have throw quilts from CRQC ready to welcome them when they move into their first-ever apartments. We are so excited to be part of this important venture!

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.

If you have fabric that you would like to donate to our charity program, please contact us at CRQC.President@gmail.com.

 

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