Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach

The guild proudly supports several programs at the hospital including the following:

Memory Pillow Program

At the 1 year anniversary of the passing of a child, the guild makes a memory pillow which is customized for each child and which the hospital presents to the surviving family members. The following are some of the pillows we have made. Go to the Memory Pillow Instructions document for guidelines for making a pillow.

Comfort Pillow Program

As a very young child progresses towards end-of-life, the hospital may opt to present the family with a customized pillow to comfort them. The guild provides the generic pillow covers which the hospital staff then further customizes. Go to the Comfort Pillow Instructions document for guidelines for making a pillow cover.

Project Bags and Pillowcases

The guild makes project bags and pillowcases for the children when they have an extended stay in the hospital to help decorate their room and to manage their belongings. Go to the Project Bag and/or the Pilllowcase instructions documents for further details.

QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge

The QuiltCon Charity Challenge has a new name but the mission is the same! Community is the name of the game - let's build something beautiful together.

Theme: Curves - our chosen design is published in our July Newsletter just for LBMQG members

Our submission must be photographed and submitted with the QuiltCon Together deadline for entries in November (TBA). Contact Jeff Warner to sign up for the following on this tentative timeline:
  1. Piecing inset circles (July-early September)
  2. Quilt top final piecing (September)
  3. Quilting (October)
  4. Binding (Late October in time for photography by submission deadline (TBA)

Volunteers: We will need you to get this done right! Piecing, quilting, binding and delivering/picking up project parts - all hands are welcome (washed and cleaned per the CDC, of course)

More details about the challenge can be found at https://www.quiltcon.com/community-challenge-2021

Our creation will be donated to Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach after it makes its debut in QuiltCon 2021

Prior QuiltCon Charity Quilts

The guild supports the MQGs annual charity quilt drive by creating a collaborative modern themed quilt that is displayed at QuiltCon and later distributed to local charities. Below, the 2019 "Small Pieces" entry.

Prior Philanthropy Programs

  • Quilts for Shooting Victims - Thousand Oaks Nightclub
The guild completed 14 quilts in support of the families impacted by the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. To see the gallery of quilts, click here.
  • Quilts from the Ashes - For those displaced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura - Link
  • Pulse Night Club - Supporting victims and 1st responders - Link

Follow our charity projects on Instagram using #lbmqgphilanthropy