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.