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New Mexico Quilters Association

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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:

Barrett House Shelter

Safe House Shelter

Valencia County Shelter

Cuidandos Los Ninos 

New Mexico Kids Matter

University of New Mexico Hospital

University of NM Children’s Hospital 

Carrie Tingley Hospital

Veterans Administration Hospitals

More than 3500 quilts have been distributed to area agencies in the past six years.  At right, Adam Romero of UNM Hospital Volunteer Services accepts a delivery of donated quilts from NMQA member Barb Johnson.

NMQA has had community service part of its mission since the early 1980s.  In 1986, NMQA donated quilts to 23 organizations and in 1987, 76 quilts were donated to Ronald McDonald House.   In 2000, a special interest group “Sweet Charity” was formed to support the Guild's Community Service mission, by Mary Lou Michnovics and Geneie Brown.  Today, 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 make kits for other NMQA members to help with piecing and binding.  NMQA budgets for the fabric, binding and sewing needs for these quilts.

At right, a thank you note received from a recipient of donated quilts in 2021.

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