Ongoing Philanthropy Projects
Serving adolescent cancer survivors in Northeastern Indiana and the surrounding areas, the camp provides recreational opportunities and support for those children, and their families. Camp programs are free to participants and held at YMCA Camp Potawotami, surrounded by woods, meadows, lowlands and Blackman Lake. Each year, AQG takes over 100 quilts for campers to choose on their first day. For more information about the camp, please click here.
Quilts should be 45" x 60" or larger.
Touch quilts provide comfort, calming and stimulation for people with late-mid- to late-stage Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. AQG creates touch quilts for the Alzheimer's Association and various care facilities in and around Fort Wayne, Indiana. As an ongoing project, For more information about the Alzheimer's Association please click here.
Dog Beds and Quilters? Two sure things about quilters – if you quilt you’ll have scraps and secondly, you’re also creative! After you’ve created every possible quilt item, those scraps of fabric and batting find a much-needed and useful destination……. Dog Beds! Currently, AQG members make and donate dog beds, here locally, to Humane Fort Wayne on Lake Avenue and Animal Care and Control.
Other Philanthropy Projects
Shepherd’s House is a long term, residential/ transitional housing center for individuals who are alcohol and chemically addicted men, 18 years or older in Fort Wayne. Appleseed Quilters Guild has specifically made and donated quilts to Shepherd's House on several occasions through the years. For more information about Shepherd's House please click here.
St. Joseph Missions Women's Shelter
St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter, a project of St. Joseph Missions, is Fort Wayne’s first 24/7/365 emergency shelter for single homeless women. In spring 2022, Appleseed Quilters Guild made quilts for the St. Joseph Missions Women's Shelter and many of these quilts were exhibited at the Fort Wayne Quilt Fest prior to being donated. For more information about the St. Joseph Missions Women's Shelter please click here.