Lick Skillet Quilt Guild

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

A small compassionate act enlarges the scope of community.
                                            - Mary Anne Radmacher

2015 Jackie Crumley Community Service Award
Recipient - Sharon Lamberth

As a tribute to Jackie Crumley and her love for the community, the guild established the "Jackie Crumley Service Award" to be   given annually to a member selected by the executive board.  The recipient is chosen based on their tremendous dedication, time and efforts to community service.

Each year the Lick Skillet Quilt Guild selects one or more community service projects for our members to donate their time and talent to make items to donate to various organizations, medical facilities, nursing homes, and other groups as voted on by the guild.   If a template and/or information on a project is available it will shown as a button you may click on for access to the pattern.

2015 Community Service Projects

Primary Projects - The guild voted on three primary projects for the year:


"Fidget" quilts project:

Small lap quilts for area Alzheimer patients and Autistic students will be made with items sewn to the quilt that to provide activities to calm their fidgety hands.  


Project Summary

106 fidget quilts were completed and provided to patients and students at Oxford City Schools, Calhoun County Schools, Golden Living Center - Oxford and Legacy Village Jacksonville Memory Center.  Additional quilts will be provided on an as needed basis and/or as requested by other schools and adult centers.


Canned food drive project:

A "Christmas in July" canned food drive to support the Center of Concern will be conducted to supply food items before the school year and holiday season begins.


Project Summary

The food drive for Center of Concern was conducted during July and August.  The guild members collected and donated approximately 345 pounds of food for 2016


Christmas Stocking Program: 

A continuation of the Christmas Stockings program started by the guild in 2014.  These stockings will be made and filled for students in the Calhoun County area identified as homeless by the Federal McKinney Vento Act through the Calhoun County Board of Education.


Project Summary

*  Christmas Stockings - 73 stockings were made and filled for students in need in the Calhoun County area and were given to the Calhoun County Board of Education to distribute to homeless children identified through the McKinley Vento Homeless Children Act.

2014 Community Service Projects

Primary project:  

The guild will sell chances for gift baskets at the Quilts by the Lake Quilt Show in September.  The proceeds from this will be given to a local charity as decided by the guild.  As this charity is chosen, the information will be added to the website.


Secondary project:

A secondary project was voted on by the guild for members interested in participating.  This project is making and donating "Pretty Pockets."  These pockets are for patients who have surgery and are required to leave the hospital with drain.  This gives the patient a discreet and spirited way to secure post-surgical drains.  The Pretty Pockets will be donated to the local Cancer Center. 


Individual guild members were encouraged to make drain pockets and those who made the pockets took them to the Cancer Center. 

2014 Project Summary The primary project goals were reached as the guild conducted the charity event at the Quilts by the Lake Quilt Show.  The guild voted on the following charities and raised enough money to make the following very generous donations:


*  Oxford Senior Citizen Center - A new refrigerator for the 

        center where 20-30 seniors are fed and meals prepared 

        and delivered to about 45 seniors each day

*  Second Chance - A $500 cash donation to this charity to aid 

        in assisting battered and abused women at the 

        Emergency Shelter house and assist 23 victims.


Additional Community Service Projects done in 2014:


*  Christmas Stockings - 49 stockings were made and filled for students in need in the Calhoun County area and were given to the Calhoun County Board of Education to distribute to homeless children identified through the McKinley Vento Homeless Children Act.

*  Food Drive for the Center for Concern - 225 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected at the guild Christmas party.

*  $50 donation to Girl Scout Troop 20009 to help fund troop activities.

2013 Community Service Projects

Primary Project:  For 2013, the guild chose to make chemo caps and wraps for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.  These items will be taken to the Cancer Care Center in Anniston where they will be available for patients.


Project Summary:  Guild members, Shawnee Weigt and Julie Wells took the caps and wraps to the Cancer Care Center in Anniston where the staff was very excited!   It was a very heartwarming experience and the caps and wraps were placed in a basket for the patients to pick out the one they wanted.  No doubt many smiles were put on the patients faces! 


*  Approximately 125 caps and 40 wraps were made by members.

2012 Community Service Project Update


Primary Project:  The community service project for 2012 will be provide lap quilts for NHC residents and children at Second Chance. 


Project Summary:  Representatives from Second Chance were at the December guild meeting and received 20 children’s lap quilts made by our members.  Members, Carolyn Davis and Shawnee Weigt, represented the guild by delivering and presenting men and women’s lap quilts to 55 NHC residents. The residents were very appreciative had such big smiles on each man and woman’s face. Please take a minute to look at the pictures that have been posted on the LSQG Facebook page at

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