In addition to our education mission, NMQA benefits a number of local charities with donations of quilts either for their use or for their fundraising. You can choose to donate to one of our charitable functions, or make an unrestricted gift. More information on Quilt Bank and Community Service is available on their pages under Guild Activities. Please note that gifts to NMQA are not tax-deductible at this time.
Quilt Bank is a respected tradition of NMQA. Members create stunning quilts for not-for-profit groups in the Albuquerque metropolitan community to raffle for their fundraising and outreach efforts. These are all original, handmade quilts made from quality fabrics in a variety of patterns and sizes. In a typical calendar year, at least a dozen groups/events use our quilts as a means to raise money for their organization--such as raffles, silent auctions or live auctions. A single quilt is known to bring in as much as $1200 in a raffle. The sky’s the limit. Reports from a single year found that total monies raised for events raffling NMQA quilts were in excess of $6,000.
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: