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Redwood Empire Quilters Guild Textile Grants
 Administered by Humboldt Area Foundation
   
2010  
 
  • Susie Freese of Susie Sews Eureka, CA - $1,000
    This grant is for long-arm quilting supplies for quilts which she is quilting for charitable purposes. Some of the agencies included are Safe & Sober, Cancer society, Dialysis Patient Quilts, Redwood Memorial Hospital, Wrap A Smile, Ferndale Fundraiser for a five year old boy with cancer, and Military quilts for families of service people in our local area as well as many more groups.
  • Georgia Jessen Eureka, CA - $1,000 
    This grant is for backing, batting and thread needed for full sized quilts being made for low ranking military families as a thank you for their service to our country. This is the 9th year of donating such quilts. Their goal was to donate 25 quilts this year.
  • Kim Harris Arcata, CA - $1,000
    This grant is for supplies needed in the Healthy Moms Program, an Intensive Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program for women who are parents. In addition to counseling in the above program, Kim facilitates a Creativity and Recovery art group, in which the women learn to sew and quilt, taking home their own quilt at the time of their graduation.
2009  
 
  • Susie Freese of Susie Sews Eureka, CA - $300
    This grant is for long-arm quilting supplies for quilts which she is quilting for charitable purposes. Some of the agencies included are Safe & Sober, Cancer society, Dialysis Patient Quilts, Redwood Memorial Hospital, Wrap A Smile, Ferndale Fundraiser for a five year old boy with cancer, and Military quilts for families of service people in our local area as well as many more groups.
  • Susan Lewis Humboldt County, CA - $350 
    This grant is going towards the purchase of a sewing machine for her project of making quilts and other items which she donates to non profit organizations, especially Miranda’s Rescue and Sequoia Humane Society.
  • Kim Harris Arcata, CA - $500
    This grant is for supplies needed in the Healthy Moms Program, an Intensive Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program for women who are parents. In addition to counseling in the above program, Kim facilitates a Creativity and Recovery art group, in which the women learn to sew and quilt, taking home their own quilt at the time of their graduation.
  • Katie's Krafters Humboldt County, CA - $350
    Katie’s Krafters (RSVP of Volunteer Center of the Redwoods (VCOR) Area1 Agency on Aging).  This grant is to cover costs of materials used for hand-made donations, especially batting for quilts. These quilts are donated to a multitude of organizations each year.
2008  
 
  • Linus Project of Josephine Couny, OR - $1000.00
    This grant is to be used to purchase materials for making quilts for seriously ill and traumatized children.  This is a regional chapter of a national non-profit organization that provides quilted, crocheted, and knitted "blankets" to qualified children in their community.
  • Molly Miles - $350.00
    Molly is a guild member who will use her grant to continue her education in the area of whole cloth quilts.
2006  
 
  • Bridgeville Community Center - $160.00
    This grant is to be used to purchase materials for a community quilt to be raffled off at Bridge Fest in Bridgeville.  Proceeds will be used to benefit the Bridgeville Community Center which is an integral part of that rural community
  • Teresa Luchessi-Cook / Garfield Elementary School - $600.00
    This grant is to be used towards the purchase of a sewing machine to enable staff and volunteers to continue teaching sewing and quilting skills to the students.  Ms. Cook has been using her personal sewing machine for this purpose fo the last eight years.
  • Oceana Madrone / Domestic Violence Survivors Group - $300.00
    This grant is to be used for the purchase of materials and display items to showcase quilts and comforters made by the participants in this group.  Their goal is to give voice to the pain, fear, and isolation while honoring their courage, strength, and creativity.  Oceana's objective is to educate the community about the long tradition quilts have of addressing social issues and acknowledge the joy, comfort, and healing that quilts bring.  The quilts will be on display in a traveling exhibit featured in several different local venues.
2005  
 
  • HCAR - $150.00
    This grant is used to buy supplies for HCAR's fiber arts program.  It will enable disabled adults to make quilts to supplement their income.
  • South Fork High School - $150.00
    This grant  continues to support a program at the high school that encourages disabled teens and teaches them life skills.  They have been making quilts for some time, showing their work in various fairs and other venues
  • Linda Hartshorn - $150.00
    This grant supplies the Fiber Arts Studio in Ferndale with funds to repair the weaving looms and/or purchase parts for those looms. Linda's goal is to create a program that will offer techniques in dyeing and weaving not available elsewhere.
  • Manila Community Center - $350
    This grant is used to purchase supplies that will be used to make mola quilts by 7 - 13 year old children in the summer recreation program.  The quilts will be raffled off to keep their after school program going.
2004  
 
  • Linda Hartshorn - $200.00
    This grant supplies the Fiber Arts Studio in Ferndale with equipment for their weaving looms.  Linda's goal is to create a program that will offer techniques in dyeing and weaving not available elsewhere.

  • Arcata School District - $200.00
    The Home Economics program at Sunny Brae Middle School will be offering two advanced sewing classes this next semester.  They have a continuing need for materials such as bobbins, needles, threat, and sports themed fabrics.

  • California Conservation Corps - $400.00
    The CCC employs young adults ages 18 - 25.  They earn minimum wage and pay $300 for room and board monthly.  These young people do volunteer work throughout Humboldt county.  Betty Lee, Lucy Wilcox, and Sue Perkins have agreed to come and teach sewing and quilting techniques to CCC.  In return, they will help the REQG with our community quilt projects.