The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild hosted its fabric and boutique yard sale to raise money to continue their charitable work on Saturday.
The SCV Quilt Guild was formed in 1990 as a way to build a sense of community within local quilters and to give back to the valley.
“They (the founders) were interested in doing charitable work, as well as educational work, and both of those are part of our mission,” said guild President Patti Voyles.
They have donated their services and creations to community organizations such as The Santa Clarita Pregnancy Center, The Painted Turtle Camp, local veterans and senior centers.
“It’s something that we have a lot of passion for in the field,” said Voyles.
Over the COVID-19 pandemic, their funds to continue their charitable work dwindled significantly.
“With COVID, we lost some of our income,” said Voyles.
SCV Quilt Guild members Marcia Dains, Carol Carter and Melissa Nilsen took matters into their own hands and organized the fabric and boutique yard sale.
“It was the best venue to get it (the fabric) all displayed with as many people possibly coming to it,” said Dains.
The SCV Quilt Guild had obtained an excess of fabric donations from the community over the span of three years. By selling the unused fabric, the guild can now purchase items that are not commonly donated such as batting and thread.
All income from the purchases will help forward their passion for quilting, community and service.
The Santa Clarita Quilt Guild is always accepting new members. They meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road. For more information on the guild visit scvquiltguild.org.