Our guild has a long history of community service, spearheaded through our Community Service Bee.
Since our founding in 2003, our members have made and donated quilts, tote bags, stuffed animals, pillowcases, medical dolls and doll quilts. The list grows every year, thanks to our generous members!
If you’d like to join the effort, please join us at the Senior Center on the 3rd Thursday of each month between 9:00 am and noon.
In early 2020, when COVID-19 first struck the U.S. and medical facilities were scrambling to find protective equipment, QACDG and its Community Service Bee stepped up to sew face masks for the medical staff at UF Health/Shands. In the next few months, our members made thousands of masks for Shands and many other organizations.
Click here to learn more about the UF Health/Shands emergency Coronavirus project.
|Community Service Donations||2013-2021||2022 Goals|
|Medical Dolls with hospital gowns||766||50|
|Special Projects||2013 – 2021|
|Cloth Face Masks||1,741|
|NICU Hearts (sets)||1096|
Where We Donate
- Alachua County Fire Rescue
- Alachua County Senior Recreation Center
- Arbor House
- Family Church
- Art Initiative
- Family Promise of Gainesville
- Fisher House
- Florida Baptist Children’s Home
- Grace Marketplace
- Guardian Ad Litem
- Healthy Families Alachua County
- Interfaith Hospitality Network
- Partnership for Strong Families
- Peaceful Paths
- Quilts of Valor
- Ronald McDonald House
- Shands Hospital
- Waldo Fire Department
- many other non-profit organizations
2021 Community Service Totals
- 346 quilts
- 342 totes, walker totes and backpacks
- 275 pillowcases
- 242 sets of NICU hearts
- 50 medical dolls and 70 gowns
We have also received quilt tops that need to be quilted. Please see one of the Community Service Beekeepers if you can help.
Are you downsizing your fabric stash? Community Service can always use donations of fabric at least 1/4 yard or larger. We especially need large pieces to use for backing.