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Hello Ladies,

Today I dropped off the 30 pillowcase made for our outreach programme to Home Instead Senior Care. In addition to providing care for seniors in their homes, they have programmes in long term care in hospitals and run the "Be A Santa To A Senior" programme so that many seniors, who would not otherwise receive gifts at Christmas, are not forgotten. I have personally participated in this programme for many years.

They were thrilled to receive them and assured me that the seniors in their programmes will also be thrilled to receive one.


Mary Van Dijk

Hello Ladies,

Yesterday, (June 2015) I presented the Mt. Sinai Hospital NICU with 83 "Snugglies" from by several members during our Outreach day. You can see from the smiles on the two nurses in the picture how happy they were to receive them. At the left of the picture is Josaphine, Jocelyn's Primary Care nurse and on the right is Marianne Bracht, Parent Resource Nurse/RSV Nurse Coordinator, NICU. I presented them to a room full of nurses from the NICU team and spoke a little telling them how our members helped to make these snugglies. I was so touched by their reception and all the hugs, smiles and thank yous I received.

Thank you to all of you who helped make this happen. This is what Outreach is all about!

Elaine Sylvester


This time we will be making incubator covers for the NICU babies at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 at: Trinity United Church, 70 Mill St. E., Acton - 9:30a.m. to 3:30pm

Thanks, Elaine Sylvester


A Note from Mt. Sinai

Dear Elaine,

Thank you for bringing the isolette covers, they are already in use AND have made such a difference to not only for the babies but the feel of the room. Attached are some photos.


Marianne Parent resource nurse/RSV nurse coordinator NICU Mount SInai Hospital Toronto, ON M5G 1X5

Making place mats for EWAG.

Anne Balanyk

Allendale long term care - Dignity Quilt

July 2016

Young's Pharmacy Window Display

Sept 2016

Links to Care - Acton

Nov 2016

Outreach Day in Acton

Adult Bibs

Nov 2016


March 28

We had a wonderful day of sewing. There were ten of us, with lots of laugher as we finished each baby bib and modeled it. There were some new quilters that joined us, its a great way to get to know people.

We came home with 33 baby bibs finished and a dozen pencilcase/makeup bags.

A lot of kits quilters took home to finish more.

Thank you everyone.

Anne Balanyk

May 10, 2017

We dropped off Baby Bibs & Bags to Links2Care in Acton.

They were very grateful.

Sept, 2017

We donated a quilt to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to be auctioned off to raise money

Nov 2017

This is Rev. Cho from Trintiy United Church in Acton holding one of the ten quilts that HHQG donated to the Church.  He will deliver to parish members when necessary.

Nov 2017

This is Velvet Longpre holding one of the ten quilts that HHQG donated to Hospice Wellington home in Guelph.


Jan 2018

6 quilts were dropped off to Ian Anderson home in Oakville. 

Donna Thompson - Outreach Coordinator

Feb 2018 - "Days for Girls"

We had 9 ladies at our outreach sewing day. See photo.

We made 50 bags

I delivered all our donations and bags to Adrianne, she was so pleased with all of our donations. It was all very much appreciated and will be put in use right away.

Donna Thompson - Outreach Coordinator

May 2018 -  Broncos Hockey Team – Humboldt, Saskatchewan

We want to thank the members who participated in sewing blocks or tops for this sad event.

We had 5 completed tops donated and 39 blocks.  I put together some of the blocks to make two more top.  I know they will be appreciated by whoever receives them

Sue & Donna 

October 2018 Outreach day we have seven members attended and we sewed 30 Disappearing Hourglass blocks.  I assembled the top and then Ida Jenkins quilted it on her long-arm with 1 wonderful result.  

In October a donation of 6 adult quilts was given to Ian Anderson House Hospice.


In November 2018 Halton Women’s Place received 6 children’s quilts, pillowcases and 6 crayon tote bags.

Marianne’s Place received 10 adult, 10 children and 4 crayon tote bags.  

As a fundraiser Upper Credit Humane Society received one lap quilt to auction. Halton Children’s Aid in Milton received 10 children and 10 teen sized quilts.


Spring 2019

Our second delivery to Halton Women's Place was ten quilts and sixteen crayon tote bags.

The Guild sewed forty red and white log cabin quilt blocks for Quilts of Valour and sewed small quilted placemats for Links to Care. 

Five quilts were donated to the Trinity United Church in Acton

One quilt to the Bruce Trail Assoc. for a fundraiser.

Donna Thompson - Outreach Coordinator


Sept 25, 2019

Donated a Quilt to Darling Home for Kids so they can raffle it off to raise funds.

Vivian Desrochers - Outreach Coordinator

Oct 2019

I will be delivering the 33 fall themed place mats which resulted from the game at the June AGM meeting. They will be given to the Meals on Wheels program.
At the October meeting, a quilt will be handed over to Anne Smith to present to the Bruce Trail Association on our behalf. Thank you Anne!

Vivian Desrochers - Outreach Coordinator

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Nov 2, 2019

Learn and Give Outreach day in Acton.

Paper Pieced Spider Web by Ida Jenkins

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January 15, 2020

Here is a picture of Rev James of Trinity United Church in Acton.  I went out today with Teresa Jarvis to present Trinity with 10 quilts from our Guild for his congregation and as a thank you for their kindness towards our Guild.

Vivian Desrochers - Outreach Coordinator

Feb 2020

Vivian Desrochers - Outreach Coordinator

I will be meeting with two members of the Townsend-Smith Hospice foundation .  This group is working hard to bring a much needed hospice to the Milton/Halton Hills area and I am meeting
with them with a view to donating some items for a fundraiser.


In February, five lap quilts were delivered to the daycare program at the Allandale Nursing Home.  These will be distributed to wheelchair patients.


On March 5th, six quilts were presented to the Ian Anderson House in Oakville. This is a six bed hospice and our contribution was well received.

April 2020

We donated another quilt to the Bruce Trail Conservancy for auction.

Vivian Desrochers - Outreach Coordinator

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Nov 2020

Pearl Sawden collected place mats for meals on wheels Acton and Georgetown

Vivian Desrochers - Outreach Coordinator

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Dec. 3 2020

I went to the Children’s Aid society office in Burlington and delivered 10 children’s quilts and 10 teen/adult quilts. Because of covid 19 protocols, the quilts were handed to them outside with no other contact.

Vivian Desrochers - Outreach Coordinator

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Dec 7 2020

Here are photos of the Christmas placemats. I brought 50 to the Milton Meals on Wheels program and Pearl Sawden brought 70 to Links2Care in Acton for Georgetown and Acton.

Because of the Covid19 restrictions it was necessary to place the mats on a table outside.

Vivian Desrochers - Outreach Coordinator

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Dec 2021

We donated 50 placemats to Allendale for the meals on wheels program. A woman came to pick them up and was very pleased with them.

Joan Lovegrove - Outreach Co-cordinator

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