The Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centre provides nursing and social services to address the needs of Wellington County’s victims of sex assault and domestic violence: young and old; male and female. Our guild members create beautiful comfort quilts which are utilized by the staff to help begin the healing process. Over 100 quilts are contributed to this cause annually.
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 are supported by donations of fabrics and batting along with a financial donation from the Guelph General Hospital Foundation to support the purchase of additional materials.
The coordinators of this project thank Guild members who assist us with creating these wonderful quilts by: cutting and sewing up kits, piecing quilt tops, machine or hand quilting the quilt and binding the quilts.
Our program has benefited from YOUR generous support and allowed our members to do what we love and create comfort quilts for the:
Guelph Wellington Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centre.
Visit our gallery to see the quilts that have been donated to Guelph General in the past year (click below):