We are pleased to announce that Community Service is able to distribute quilts again! Here is Adam Romero of UNM Hospital Volunteer Services accepting a delivery of donated quilts. On June 12, 2020 we made our total largest distribution ever- 278 quilts to 10 agencies! Thanks to all NMQA members for continuing to support our efforts!
NMQA members donate more than 500 quilts per year to Albuquerque’s sick and needy children and adults. Community Service is a cornerstone of the organization. Our mission is to give the gift of warmth and love through beautiful handmade, lap-sized quilts. They are distributed two to three times per year to organizations and agencies such as:
This tradition was initiated in 2000 by Mary Lou Michnovics and Geneie Brown. A group of NMQA members meet each Tuesday at Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church, at Louisiana and San Antonio Streets NE, in Room M from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They determine patterns, cut fabrics, sew, and even make kits for other NMQA members to help with piecing and binding. NMQA budgets for the fabric, binding and sewing needs for these quilts.
DUE TO COVID-19, COMMUNITY SERVICE IS NOT MEETING AT THIS TIME. MEMBERS ARE CONTINUING TO MAKE QUILTS AND ARE DROPPING THEM OFF, AS WELL AS PICKING UP NEW KITS, AT OUR SUNDAY "MEET-UPS".