A little about ourselves
The guild makes and donates "Hero Quilts" to the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to be given to wounded service men and women, as a token of our Nation's appreciation for their service and sacrifice.
Hurricane Florence Recovery Quilt Project
Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane the morning of Friday, September 14, 2018, and damage in Carteret County was widespread. Over the past few weeks, the members of CCQG have pieced, quilted, and distributed over 70 quilts from Newport to Downeast Carteret County.
Fifteen quilts were donated to Sea Level United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Newport and Newport Community Baptist Church. In addition, on December 1, 2018, 18 quilts were delivered to the Morehead Middle School Blanket Drive for distribution to families of students.
Future distributions are planned for Downeast and Newport residents, Carteret Warriors for Recovery and/or the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.
Thank you to our business and financial partners, The Warm Company, Hancock’s of Paducah,Vicky’s Country Quilting, K-Squared Quilts & Embroidery, the staff of the NOAA Boulder Labs Library, and to the many CCQG members and volunteers who have assisted with this project.
Hero Quilt Awarded on US Navy Birthday
On October 13, 2017, the 242nd birthday of the US Navy, Swansboro Veterans of Foreign Wars, W. E. Baggs, Sr., Post 9960 took the opportunity to honor one of its own.
With the assistance of Darlene Tracy, Hero Quilt Chairperson for the Crystal Coast Quilters Guild, C.T. May, 92, of Cedar Point was presented with a Hero Quilt. May served in the Navy during World War II.
Hero Quilt Awarded on October 15
On October 15, 2017, Steve Tracy, wife of Hero Quilt Chairperson, Darlene Tracy, presented Fran Mitchell with a Hero Quilt made by the Crystal Coast Quilters Guild. Fran, age 93, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1944. The quilt was awarded to Fran at the Marine Corp League Bangor Maine Detachment.
Bonnie Sturdevant (l) and Holly Schultz presenting kid quilts and owls to Hannah Caton of the Greenville Ronald McDonald House on June 22, 2017.