Community Outreach

Giving back to the community through our outreach programs is an important part of RCQG’s mission and has been for many years. In addition to sewing for Guild activities, some members actively support initiatives to which they have a special, personal connection. Read on for more information about some of the programs the Guild has supported over the years.

Quilts of Valour – Outreach to Injured Canadian Armed Forces members past and present
Quilts of Valour logo

Royal City Quilters’ Guild is proud to support Quilts of Valour – Canada Society. We are part of the Kitchener, Ontario region. We invite members of the public to join us at the Royal Canadian Legion Br 234 in Guelph located at 57 Watson Parkway South in Guelph for one of our public sew days:

  • Monday, January 15, 2024 from 10 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 11, 2024 from 10 am to 4:30 pm

Get more information about our efforts and how you can be involved.

Photo Album cover (click)
The Home for Good Campaign – Outreach to a local permanent supportive housing project

Spearheaded by the United Way, The Home for Good Campaign is a Guelph initiative to reduce chronic homelessness by 50%. The campaign has raised money to complete three projects that provide permanent supportive housing units for 72 of Guelph’s chronically homeless individuals. With generous financial support from the Guelph Lions Club, RCQG provided 90 quilts (measuring approximately 60″ x 80″) to welcome these residents (and future residents) to their new homes.

Click the album cover to see photos of quilts and events associated with the project.

Link to photo album of quilts delivered to Home for Good Outreach Program
Guelph-Wellington Care & Treatment Centre for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence located at Guelph General Hospital; Birthing Unit

The Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centre provides nursing and social services to address the needs of Wellington County’s victims of sexual assault and domestic violence:  young and old; male and female.  

The Guelph General Hospital’s Birthing Unit is also a Community Outreach Partner.  Tiny memory quilts are lovingly made by our volunteer members and are provided to grieving parents experiencing the pain of their child’s premature passing.  Although needs vary, we typically donate about 2 dozen quilts each year.

These initiatives were supported by donations of fabrics and batting along with financial donations from the Guelph General Hospital Foundation and Rotary Club of Guelph South.

Click the image below to see some of the quilts delivered to the hospital outreach projects.

Photo album of quilts donated to the hospital outreach programs