We Love Charity!!

Great Lakes Heritage Quilters is dedicated to sharing quilted creations across Metro Detroit and statewide throughout Michigan! 

In 2023, we donated pillowcases, dignity bibs, over 232 quilts, 203 placemats, and 143 mastectomy pillows (with the majority going to low-income patients). 

The charities we supported included Heart to Heart Hospice, Haven of Oakland County, Bloomfield Hills Police Department, Children's Village, Trinity Health, McLaren Pontiac Karmanos Cancer Center, McLaren Lapeer Karmanos Cancer Center, Meals on Wheels, Tiny Miracles of Michigan, Lighthouse, seniors living in assisted living and memory care, and victims of a multi-unit apartment fire. 

2023-2024 Charity Efforts

The Great Lakes Heritage Quilters have a long history of supporting our community!

This year we are supporting the following charities:

Click on the project names above or search the internet for a pattern!  We also have a few free patterns under the Resources section of our website. Finished items will be collected at our monthly meetings and from time-to-time at special collection sites and events!
The Charity Committee is already planning for this year! We are hoping to again
have some drop o days at quilt shops as well as some days set asid

NEW! Cardiac Care Pillowcases

Beaumont/Corwell Health gives a pillow to each patient who has had open heart surgery. They use the pillow to brace their chest when they cough. They would love pillow covers for the pillows.

Click here for the Heart Patient Pillowcase Directions.

We Like to Improve Our Skills!

We provide opportunities for our members to improve their quilting skills through lectures, workshops, sewing days, retreats, charity projects, a yearly challenge quilt, and the mystery quilt. 

Are you...

  • just learning how to quilt?
  • looking to improve your skills?
  • wanting to keep updated on the latest techniques, patterns, and tools?
  • needing motivation from well-known quilt lecturers and instructors?
  • looking to push your creativity in new directions?
  • looking to make "quilty friends" who share your passion?

Great Lakes Heritage Quilters is a terrific guild! We have members with various levels of skill and expertise. Here are a couple of our favorite annual events:

Challenge Quilt

Every year our guild has a challenge for members!  This is a great opportunity to push the envelope and try new techniques!  Our Challenge Quilt for 2024 was announced at our September meeting and members can find more information in the Members' Only Section of the website.

Mystery Quilt Day

Each winter our guild creates a Mystery Quilt Day where clues are provided to participants for a mystery project!  Members and Non-Members may participate in this FUNdraiser!  Enrollment is open now!  Click here to check out the 2024 GLHQ Mystery Quilt Along!

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Great Lakes Heritage Quilters is a 501(c)4 non-profit social organization and our purpose is to stimulate an interest in quilting, educate our members, and engage in charitable projects that benefit our community.

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