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YVQG  Charities

Buddy Bag Program

hrough Voices for Children aka Buddy Bag Quilts. Chair of this committee is Paula Brookes ~

North Star Center ~ (cancer treatment)

YWCA Yakima ~ Battered Women's Shelter

EPIC Crisis Nurseries

Children's Village

NICU Department Memorial Hospital

(Please note the special fabric requirements for babies in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital are listed below.)

Memorial 'Ohana Mammography Center

We, as a Guild, are proud to contribute in a large way to the "Ohana Mammography Center. Through our donations women of the Yakima Valley that are struggling financially have the opportunity to receive "gift certificates" for mammograms and screening. We do this through sale of raffle tickets for our raffle quilt which is combined with our quilt show which is held biannually. Your donations are proudly accepted so that we can continue to support this program as we have done for many years.


Flannel Ice Bag Covers
Here is one more way that you can give back to your community and those that are in pain from a diagnostic procedure or even worse. There is a huge need for flannel ice bag covers; they go through hundreds of these every year. There is a group that has been making them for Ohana and we, as a Guild, are stepping up to do our part. Attached is a pattern for the ICE BAG can use flannel scraps to make them so if you have scraps don't run out and buy a bunch of fabric. We only ask that they are happy colors or prints! They truly can make a  huge difference in how someone is feeling! 

CLICK HERE for the pattern which you can print and share!


Why Days for Girls Matters

Click on the link above to go to the Yakima Herald article.

What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school? Days of isolation? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find...but still miss up to 2 months of education and opportunity every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. 

Click Here to go to the website


One of the more creative and fun projects headed up by Kathy Winters is our "Shoebox Quilts". These quilts are artfully planned and cut out by Kathy, placed in shoe boxes along with the directions and then "adopted" by a guild member. They take their shoe box quilt home, sew it together, quilt it and then return it to the guild for "show and tell" and then it is donated to one of our designated charities. If  you haven't tried a "Shoebox Quilt" yet, contact Kathy Winters to "adopt" one of your own!

Charity Quilt Sizes and Special Info:

Children's quilt for Pediatric Interim Care Center
18" x 18" or 30" x 56"
Low contrast fabrics, flannel backs, machine quilting preferred (if ties are used, they must be on top).

Other suggested sizes

Children's - 40" X 50" UP TO 70" X 70"

Twin Bed quilts - 75" x 90"

Baby quilts - 36" x 36"

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) -  or 18" x 18"

For more information on the charity quilts please contact YVQG, and we will get back to you right away!



The ladies of the guild have been making chemo scarves over the last year to donate to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Oncology Department as well as North Star Lodge. These are easy to make scarves for our friends and family that are going through a tough time in their lives. We all know that chemo is not an easy road to travel and anything we can do to help is a small price to pay. Please feel free to print the pattern and make as many of the scarves as you can. You can give them to a guild member to be delivered or you can drop them off at either location. 

They are easy to make and only take a small amount of fabric but can make someone happy and more comfortable knowing that you cared enough to help!

CLICK HERE for the pattern 


Kitty Cat & Doggie Beds

Need a way to use your scraps of fleece and batting?  All you will need is a walking foot, fleece and leftover batting. Cat Beds can be a rectangle or square, no smaller than 12” x 12” but no larger than 18” x 18”.  Dog Beds should measure 2 feet by 3 feet.

Click here for Instructions