OLB is a group of quilters dedicated to the craft and to charitable works. We started in 2002 to help beginning quilters learn the craft. The group was having so much fun meeting for classes that more experienced quilters joined.
From there the group wanted to do something for the instructor who graciously lent her home for the meetings and the first Monday of each month was dedicated for charity quilting. Many of the quilters enjoy the charity work so much they forget to make themselves quilts!
Now we make pillowcases and other items to help those in need. Additionally OLB has two major quilting partners in Helping Hands and Big Bug Charity Quilters. OLB currently has 26 members.
We welcome any donations! email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you may donate. We would love to have cotton fabric & batting. If you are cleaning out your stash, think of us!!! If you are in the Metro Phoenix area, we will pick up large donations. If you are in AZ, we will find someone who is traveling to your town!
Groups who have received our quilts:
Premier Hospice Care
Banner Thunderbird Pediatric Ward
Banner Thunderbird Pediatric ER
Banner Estrella Hospital Pediatric ER
Chicanos Por La Causa Migrant Headstart, Surprise
Dilcon Foster Home in Dilcon, AZ
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Family Promise Program
Surprise Senior Center
St. Vincent de Paul Society (8 West side parishes)
Maggie’s Place (3 houses)
Lost Boys of The Sudan
Sewing For Babies
2 Glendale Headstart Classes
9 Fowler Elem. School District Headstart Classes
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Orphanage in Tanzania
Granite Valley Dialysis
New Life Center
Maricopa County Medical Examiner
Quilts of Valor
Center for Care - Mesa
Pioneer Home - Prescott
Golden Retriever Rescue
WalMart Senior Project - Prescott
Phoenix VA Hospital