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 the damage in Carteret County was widespread. Over the past few weeks, the members of CCQG have pieced, quilted, and distributed over 100 quilts from Newport to Downeast Carteret County.
Initially, 15 quilts were donated to Sea Level United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Newport and Newport Community Baptist Church. In December 2018, 18 quilts were delivered to the Morehead Middle School Blanket Drive for distribution to families of students. In March 2019, 15 quilts were delivered to Elizabeth Pond for distribution to residents of Davis Shores. The remaining quilts were delivered to Carteret Warriors for Recovery for distribution.
Thank you to our business and financial partners, The Warm Company, Hancock’s of Paducah, Michael Miller Fabrics, Riley Blake Designs, Superior Threads, The Fat Quarter Shop, Shabby Fabrics, 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.
Vicky Garner with Crazy Curves
Joyce Dimmock with Fancy Foxes
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.
Holly Schultz (l) presenting 37 Kids Quilts to Kim Kazda at the Ronald McDonald House on October 2, 2019.