Helping Hands

"Love is in the Quilts"
Angie Reed

The Omaha Quilters' Guild (OQG) makes quilts for disadvantaged children through various area charities. Members have the opportunity to volunteer their time to piece, machine quilt, or tie tops of which the guild provides the fabric and batting. All the guild asks of its members is to provide the time and love. In January, we gather together at the regular Quilt Guild meeting to assemble quilts as a group for these charities.

Helping Hands is known to deliver groups of quilts to agencies for distribution to newborns and people in need. Occasionally, they get a direct call from a concerned individual — a teacher or health care worker that knows of a family that is quietly doing the best they can with what they have. Recently Helping Hands supplied 3 quilts to a mother, father and 2 young boys who were sleeping in their jackets because they didn't have enough blankets to keep warm at night. This committee, with their good deeds, has to be the “heart” of our guild.

This year, the Helping Hands Committee is meeting on a regular basis to help assemble quilts. Just drop in - there is plenty of room for everyone.

Contact Angie at (402) 651-6593 or helpinghands@omahaquiltersguild.org if you have questions.

Help make a quilt for someone who needs one. You will be welcomed!

Come Sew With Us

Helping Hands meets on a regular basis to work on quilts for charity. We supply the machines and materials, so all you need to provide is you and your time. We meet from noon to 5 pm on most Tuesdays. We do not meet on the day of any OQG general meeting.

A New Meeting Place for Helping Hands

There will be no Helping Hands Meeting on the following dates:

  • August 27, 2013
  • September 10, 2013
  • September 17, 2013
  • September 24, 2013

 

Meeting dates are also posted on the guild calendar.


Letter Sent To Helping Hands

Thank you so much for all involved in giving the beautiful quilts! What a gift; and so appropriate for the Caregiver Dinner, since quilts in my mind, are linked to home, family and tradition. A very special end to what is meant to be a memorable event for family caregivers.

Bless you all for your generosity!

Chris Stewart
Respite Resource Center
(402) 996-8444


Organizations We Help Support

 

Photos

HELPING HANDS HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE

Our ambitious committee continues to reach out to the community and has recently created a

Helping Hands Facebook Page.