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A Philanthropy Policy was established by the Board in 2010 to give Mid-Valley Quilt Guild a method for making cash donations/grants to non-profits that “create, stimulate and encourage an interest in all aspects pertaining to the making, collecting, tradition, history and preservation of quilts for future generations.”
Source of the funds is the profit from the bi-annual Giving Project sales. Monies, in the form of grants are donated over a two year period, giving those qualifying organizations up to $500 per year, depending upon available funds.
A total of $906 was distributed in 2016 to the following:

Latimer Quilt & Textile Center received $500. Alongside their museum is a climate controlled repository. Here they house around 400 quilts dating from 1700's to present day. Their collection also includes some 300 textiles, from household items to vintage clothing.
When they receive any wool items they go into a freezer for 6 weeks to kill any mites or bugs. Several weeks before we sent out the grant request letters their freezer quit. This grant helped them replace that freezer.

Polk County Fair received $306 for new hangers to hang quilts for display at Fair awards for the youth in both open class & 4-H.

Oregon 4-H received $100 to purchase medallions for 4-H State Fair for the Fiber Arts division.

The Philanthropy Committee is soliciting the names of 501 (c) 3 non-profits who 
might be interested in applying for our grants. We are asking members to recommend any group that might be added to our mailing list. Please provide the name, address and contact person and submit it to Jan Kucharik, Committee Chair at

Philanthropic Giving Project 2019

Potholders a Plenty!

We’re ready to get started making items for the 2019 Quilt Show Philanthropy Booth. 

Pot holders: not smaller than 8” sq. Any design/ pattern is welcome. Of course, items must be well made and attractive. All pot holders MUST include a layer of Insulbrite. We will have Insulbrite available beginning at the October guild meeting. If every one of our over 200 members makes 2, we’ll have more than enough. Each pot-holder will be priced at $5.00 or 3 for $10.00. Marge McCanse generally turns her pot-holders and shared her “tips” at the September Guild meeting.

We welcome ideas for other small, easily produced and moderately priced items that might fit well into the booth. We won’t have a large display area.

Please contact Jan Kucharik at 503-585-5998 or with your ideas and suggestions. Thank you!!


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