Current Recipients - 2012
The purpose of the Grant Program of The National Quilting Association, Inc. is to encourage organizations, institutions, chapters, and individuals to pursue and further the art of quiltmaking through education, research, craftsmanship, and documentation.
Meet the 2013
NQA Grant Recipients
Project: Kids Draw for Kids
The Giving Quilt, Port Vincent, Louisiana
Kids Draw for Kids is a community outreach project held in conjunction with an exhibit of quilts which are all charitable donations. Children will be invited to participate in drawing quilt blocks which will be included in quilts donated to a charitable organization. The project’s goal is to introduce quilting to children and to complete quilts as charitable donations. Visit www.thegivingquilt.org.
Project: Community Quilt Workshop Series
The MITCH Collective, Martins Ferry, Ohio
MITCH stands for Mastering Innovation, Technology, Creativity House, a site where local residents can gather and explore various arts. The Collective houses necessary equipment which includes sewing machines and a longarm quilting machine. The quilt workshops will offer skills for hobby and income, creating items for the Eastern Ohio Regional Hospital, and, hopefully, provide potential methods for individuals seeking income. Visit www.mitchcollective.org.
Project: Southern Maryland 4-H Quilting Project
Weaver Birds 4-H Sewing Club
A new collaborative effort between two county 4-H organizations is creating a sewing project which focuses on a series of sewing and quilting workshops. The classes will take students along a quality path of learning effective techniques. Regular on-going projects and camps are planned. The group is working with a local machine company which will assist and maintain newly purchased sewing machines.
Project: Macon County Sewing Project
Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild, Franklin, North Carolina
The Smoky Mountain Quilters are teaming with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office to purchase sewing machines and to increase their ability to offer quilt classes for both youth and adults. 4-H Groups, Scout Troops, and adult residents will participate in workshops to introduce and improve skills which will aid both education and tourist trade. This will be an on-going project for the local populace. Visit www.smokymtnquilters.org.
Project: Middle School Sewing Club
Charleston Catholic School, Charleston, West Virginia
An extensive three-year plan will teach sewing and quilting to students enrolled in the local Catholic school. Parents are pitching in with funding and volunteer time to get this project moving and keep it going. As students progress and gain proficiency, they will mentor newer students. The end results will be student production of quality textile arts in addition to clothing and accessory projects.