The Foothills Piecemakers Quilt Guild supports various organizations in our community by donating quilts and other hand-made items. Each year beautiful quilts are made by our members and given to those in need of a “quilt hug”. Our guild also makes tote bags and cosmetic bags for women who are in an addiction recovery program. In the past year, we donated over 100 quilts to these organizations, in addition to the tote bags and other needed items. Our members continue to see this as one of our primary objectives in serving the Greenville community.
The organizations we presently support include:
Miracle Hill - Shephard's Gate and Renewal
Shepherd’s Gate is part of the Miracle Hill family and offers hope for women in need across the Upstate. Women are part of the fastest growing group in the homeless population because of abuse, poverty, abandonment, or addiction. Shepherd's Gate provides clients with food, shelter, spiritual counseling, access to local human service agencies, and educational opportunities.
Our guild members make quilts for Shepherd's Gate; and totes and cosmetic bags for the Renewal Program.
Safe Harbor is a nonprofit organization that provides safe shelter, counseling and advocacy for victims of domestic violence as well as leadership for education and prevention efforts throughout its four-county area of Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens, South Carolina. Our guild members make quilts for the shelter.
Philanthropy Special Projects
Each year the Guild adopts a family in need to help provide them with gifts for a nicer Christmas holiday than what they might otherwise manage. Guild members donate cash throughout the year toward this project, and members volunteer to shop and wrap the gifts for the members of the selected family. In addition, the family receives at least one handmade quilt as part of their Christmas celebration.
The Foothills Piecemakers Quilt Guild is always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Some of our past special projects have included making blocks for Quilts of Valor, making quilts for families in war-torn Ukraine, making face masks during Covid, and making colorful logical caps for patients in the Pediatric Unit at a local hospital. Our special service projects are an important part of the Guild's overall mission in our community.