Community Service At A Glance

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!

The guild and our extensive community service initiatives were featured by WUFT News — a wonderful salute on the eve of our 2022 Community Service In-gathering. This is the annual event when we gather and sort hundreds of our handmade quilts, totes, pillowcases, and medical dolls for distribution to nonprofit organizations throughout Alachua County.

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.

Community Service Quilts
Completed items for Community Service are ready for distribution – quilts, totes,
pillowcases and more

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 Since 2006Requests for 2022
Quilts3195421
Pillowcases2750430
Tote Bags2057344
Medical Dolls with hospital gowns75350
Special Projects Since 2006
Cloth Face Masks 1741
NICU Hearts (sets) 1096
Teddy Bears 685

Where We Donate

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.

community service members with donations
Community Service members deliver quilts and more
to Shands Medical Center, bringing comfort to patients

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