The Quilter’s Market is actively involved in our community!
Quilters are, without a doubt, the most giving, generous people anywhere, and that’s especially true of our customers, who give from their hearts and hands continually and tirelessly. Here are a few of the activities we support:
First Annual Quilted with Love Event
Quilt for a Cause
is a Tucson founded and based nonprofit organization that is near and dear to the QM heart. QFaC’s stated mission is to use the art and business of quilting to pursue advances in breast and/or gynecologic cancers by raising funds for research, by continuing the education of medical professionals, and by supporting clinical organizations that raise awareness, offer detection and provide treatment for all women. To date, QFaC has raised over $750,000 for the women of southern Arizona.
The Quilter’s Market actively supports QFaC by raising monies through activities at our annual retreat, Camp Wannamakaquilta, our Quilted with Love quilt sale, and other various activities throughout the year.
Heads at Ease
The Quilter’s Market is involved with Project Linus as a drop off location for hand made quilts and blankets. Project Linus, a national organization’s mission is to “Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer ‘blanketeers.’ ” Our customers generously give of their time and talents to make beautiful hand made quilts and afghans and drop them off at The Market for Linus pickup.
Beads of Courage
The TQM community supports Beads of Courage, a Tucson-based national organization whose stated mission is, “providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them.”
Quilter’s Market staff and customers support Beads of Courage by making small, drawstring bags that are used by children involved in the Beads of Courage program to collect and hold their Beads. Interested in helping out? Come to our Charity Bee and sew with us, or call us for more information!
TMC Hospice/Pepe’s House
Our quilters support TMC’s Hospice, “Pepe’s House” through ongoing donations of lovely, hand made quilts that are used to cover the beds of patients while at hospice. These colorful quilts add a touch of home and a are a comfort to patients and their families at a very difficult time. Some families of patients opt to take the quilts home as a special memory of their loved one after their passing.
Southern Arizona Community Food Bank
TQM supports our local food bank by raising monies through various shop events, such as the sale of “Summer of Sharing” Bingo Cards, our “Holiday Happening” night and other various events. To date, TQM has donated over $4000 to the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank.