Quilt Bank is a respected NMQA tradition. Members work together to 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 through 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’s budget supports the purchase of fabrics, batting and supplies for the quilts, while members contribute their time and talents to design, construct, and quilt these pieces. Also, we often receive donations of peoples’ UFOs (unfinished objects), along with complete quilt tops so that we can help even more organizations.
Forms to request a quilt for your organization are included below -- see the pictures above for a representative sample of the available quilts.