The Capital City Quilters (CCQ) Guild participates in a number of community service projects throughout the year as well as providing a biennial Capital City Quilt Show free for the community.
CCQ has been making and donating comfort quilts throughout the community for years. Some of the organizations that have received these quilts include:
Juneau Police Department
Juneau Fire Department
Victims of natural disasters
Juneau Housing First
Shrine of St. Therese
Many fundraisers in the community
Currently we are working for the Red Cross, Cancer Connection, Family Promise, and Social Services for when a child is adopted. We also gave one to a little boy who ended up going for cancer treatments.
This is a guild project and needs many guild members to join in the fun. The guild budgets for batting each year and the quilt tops are made by guild members, quilted by guild members and then have the binding sew on by members.
(Note: Please try to make comfort quilts no wider than 42".)
For more information contact Judith Morley.
Days for Girls (DFG)
Juneau Days for Girls Team is affiliated with the Capital City Quilters Guild to create DFG Kits for distribution to DFG International, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which advances global menstrual equity, health, dignity & opportunity for all. DFG Kits contain sustainable, reusable menstrual health supplies.
DFG Juneau was re-established in 2022 and is working toward Gold Standard Certification. DFG Juneau is currently working on DFG Kit Drawstring Bags. Future DFG sew-ins will be focused on other DFG Kit components until we achieve Chapter Status & Gold Standard Certification for each DFG Kit component.
To get involved with the Juneau DFG Team, for Juneau-area speaking engagements or donations, or if you have sewn a DFG Kit component and would like to get feedback toward Juneau DFG Team's Gold Standard Certification, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . And, thank you for turning periods into pathways by supporting the DFG mission of worldwide menstrual equity, opportunity, and dignity.
Contact Alex Moriarty
Pillowcases and Receiving Blankets
Capital City Quilters Guild members make pillowcases and receiving blankets to donate to various organizations throughout the Juneau Borough and the state. The Guild has donated pillowcases to Aware, the Nome Children’s Home, and the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Members can pick up free kits at meetings, or can use their own fabrics, to sew pillowcases and receiving blankets.
Pillowcases should have all seams "enclosed" or finished. See tutorial to the right.
(this is just one of many tutorials on making pillowcases with the "burrito method")
PDF tutorial for burrito pillowcases
Tutorial for receiving blankets
Unfinished Objects (UFO)
The Let’s Get Quilting UFO Project is sponsored by the Capital City Quilters Guild. Basically, it’s a contract to help you commit to finishing some of those “Un-Finished Objects” that you may have tucked away in a closet, drawer or from your long lost Aunt Nellie who is long since gone and has left in your devoted care. Sure…we all have something tucked away that is just waiting for completion…so here’s your opportunity. The only one you’re competing against is yourself so you determine the amount you are willing to pay to complete this project. Remember though, if you don’t complete it by September, then you owe the Guild the amount that you promised to pay. If you do complete it, with a batting, binding and label then you’re a WINNER! Congratulations! Not only did you complete your project, then you also are awarded an amazing prize by the following September Meeting. (The UFO program starts in January and forms can be found in the Members Only Section).
Contact Laura Kelly (Melissa Morgan)
Protective Mask Covers for Medical Providers during Covid-19
During the late winter and early spring of 2020 the Covid 19 virus caused a shortage of N-95 medical masks. The CCQ provided cloth covers to go over these masks to extend their use. Over 1200 mask covers were made and distributed to Bartlett Regional Hospital, Valley Medical, Family Practice, Jami and Glacier Pediatrics.
One who sleeps under a quilt is comforted by love.