JPS Quilts

Trinity Valley Quilters’ Guild has an on-going community service project for John Peter Smith Hospital.  This program began in 1985 soon after the guild was organized. Our guild makes hundreds of baby quilts each year for several programs in the JPS Health Network.

The programs are:

  • Mom and Baby Drug-Free Program   When the new mother-to-be is using drugs, she has the opportunity to enter into a rehab program.  
    We provide an exceptional crib quilt as a reward for each new mother who stays in the program during her pregnancy and tests drug-free at the time of delivery.  Her case worker, a registered nurse, delivers the quilt to her and her baby while they are still in the hospital.
  • Neonatal ICU   We provide a baby quilt for each preemie as soon as they weigh 3 pounds and can move into the nursery where they are allowed to have a quilt. The babies are able to bond with the quilts and take them home with them when they are discharged.
  • Extra baby quilts are provided for the Volunteers’ closet at the hospital and are available to give to any baby at need.
  • Resolution Squares are provided for the Chaplain’s use in presenting the body of a deceased baby to the parents. This becomes part of a memory box that is presented to the grieving parents.

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Northside Inter-Church Agency

N.I.C.A. is the Northside Inter-Church Agency, is one of the charities that our Guild supports. They are a non-profit charity founded in 1969 to provide Services to families in need. The agency provides food, clothing and self-help programs. For every dollar contributed NICA delivers 96 cents of goods and services directly to individuals and families. Beneficiaries of these services are low-income working families, low-income seniors and people with disabilities, latch–key kids and homeless individuals.

Guild member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is our liaison, and she is very dedicated about her work with this group and always very appreciative of any donations given.

 

Scholarships

The Sue O’Kelley Scholarship

In 2012, the Trinity Valley Quilt Guild renamed the existing Guild scholarship fund The Sue O’Kelley Scholarship Fund. Sue was a member of the Guild for all of the 30 years it's been in existence, and she touched our hearts in ways we will remember for years to come.

Sue embraced higher learning and was a very dedicated TCU fan. To honor her memory, a scholarship has been established at Texas Christian University, and it will be awarded annually to a student in the College of Fine Arts. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and a GPA of at least 3.0.

The Guild scholarship fund is underwritten by the annual sale/auction of mini quilts at the Quilt Show. Please consider supporting the endeavor this year by your contribution of mini quilts to the auction.  

The 2014 - 2015 scholarship recipient is Kelsey Gross, a Fashion Merchandising major from Fort Worth, TX who expects to graduate in the Fall of 2015.

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