Welcome to the Quilts for Everyday Heroes website. Q4H works to provide First Responders battling PTSD and depression with a handmade quilt to support them on their journey. Often, acknowledgment and appreciation can make a huge difference. Our first responders leave their families daily and provide emergency support to complete strangers. These encounters can affect their every day lives, and therefore the lives of their families and loved ones. It is our aim to construct quality hand made quilts to enable our heroes to wrap themselves in compassion, letting them know that they are supported and recognized.
Quilts for Everyday Heroes also works hand in hand with Legacy Place Society in Alberta, providing quilts to peace officers, fire fighters, EMS, 911 dispatch and military personnel and their families. Legacy Place Society provides empathetic support to these heroes through a wealth of resources to help build resiliency and assist our heroes to find balance between what they deal with on their work front, and their everyday family life.
How can you get involved? Q4H is a volunteer organization. We welcome quilters, long arm quilters, as well as donations for thread, batting, fabric, and postage. We ask that donations of blocks and quilts be constructed with quality quilting fabric and thread so that the quilt will last for many years. Sign up for a work bee, or provide a work bee in your own town. You don’t necessarily have to be a quilter to sign up for a work bee. We can always use cutters, binders, and visitors!
Do you know of a First Responder that would like to receive a quilt? Contact us and let us know.
We have seen the effect that a quilt can provide to our heroes. We thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, or ideas to support this endeavor, please contact us.
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