For ten years, survivors of domestic violence have met once a week for a unique Support Group that includes sewing, fabric and pattern selection, and the creation of each woman’s own quilt.
More than 200 women have come through the program over the years with participants creating a quilt of their own, while others complete eight to ten quilts a year, in addition to other related projects. Approximately 300 quilts have been quilted on the equipment available, known as the long arm machine.
The long arm machine is due for replacement and this machine can cost as much as $15,000. We hope that you will consider supporting this program that has impacted the lives of so many women and children by making a contribution toward providing crucial equipment needed to make this special program a success.
Quilts as Women’s Shelter, is a Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence program provided in collaboration with the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.