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Roadies Give Back: Charity Quilts For Cancer Patients

Roadies Give Back is Road to California’s official philanthropy project. Held Saturday night of the show, quilters are given the opportunity to give back to Road’s local community by joining together to make charity quilts for cancer patients at the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center at Pomona Valley Hospital.

For 2020, Road’s 25th Anniversary Show, Roadies Give Back, will be happening Saturday, January 25th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.   

This volunteer-led event, gives Road attendees a chance to meet other conference goers, participate in a worthwhile activity, and fill up an otherwise empty Saturday night. Everything that is needed for the quilters to work on the quilts – sewing machines, thread, batting, irons, and backing are all donated for the activity by some of Road’s vendors.

Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center

Why did Road choose cancer patients at the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Center for their official philanthropy? Because we have found that many quilters have been touched by cancer- either themselves or a loved one- including many of our Road to California workers. In addition, Road has a connection to the Center. Road’s owner, Matt Reese’s mother, Shellee, is the Administrative Director of the Cancer Program. She has been able to arrange for the finished charity quilts from Roadies Give Back to be delivered personally to cancer patients.  

Roadies Give Back

How You Can Be Involved

Road to California 2020-25th Anniversary Show will be the third time Roadies Give Back has been offered.  To date, almost 200 charity quilts have been donated to the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center.

There are many ways you can be involved:

Before the Show

Make Blocks.  Make as many blocks as you can and bring them to the show. Each block takes 4 Charm Squares to make. Please use a black background. We are also accepting finished quilt tops.

If you can’t attend Road to California 2020, you can also mail in your blocks to our office: 1160 N. Dewey Way – Suite A, Upland, CA 91786

Roadies Give Back

Register to Volunteer at Roadies Give Back #9600C. Two rooms will be dedicated to this charity quilt activity. Sewing machines for the event are being donated by one of Road’s Sponsors, Moore’s Sewing. Volunteers will be needed to arrange quilt squares, sew squares into rows and make quilt tops. Once quilt tops are completed, quilt sandwiches need to be put together.

During the Show

Turn in Finished Blocks and Quilt Tops. They will be collected at South Information Desk.

Roadies Give Back

Join in the Fun!! Volunteer to be one of the sorters, planners, or sewers. Many helping hands are required for Roadies Give Back!!!

Enjoy Some Swag. Our Road Volunteers are putting together awesome swag bags for participants as well as hosting giveaways throughout the night.

Meet New Charity Quilt Minded Friends. What better way to spend a Saturday night than with other quilters who share your passion of giving back.

Of all the special events planned for our 25th Anniversary Show, Road feels Roadies Give Back is the most important. Says Karen, one of our past volunteer coordinators, “It lets people with cancer know that a lot of people care about them, are rooting for them, are praying for them and are hoping that they get better.”

Road sincerely appreciates your consideration for this event. If you have any questions regarding Roadies Give Back, please reach out to our volunteer coordinators at  roadiesgiveback@gmail.com

6 Responses to “Roadies Give Back: Charity Quilts For Cancer Patients”

  1. Patricia Costantini says:

    Sorry to miss ‘Road to California’ but I will participate in ‘Roadies Give Back’. Where do I send my blocks?

    Patricia Costantini

    • Caryn Payzant says:

      Thanking you in advance for your donation, Patricia. Our office address is in the blog post: 1160 N. Dewey Way – Suite A, Upland, CA 91786

  2. Pat Fryer says:

    Would like to donate finished quilt or quilts. Okay? What size? Any other preferences?

  3. Gail Ogasawara says:

    Just read your blog. I’m not sure if I will attend the show. If I decide to ship the blocks to you, to whom do I address the package.
    I’m not sure what organization is receiving the blocks/quilts.
    Thanking you in advance, Gail Ogasawara

    • Caryn Payzant says:

      Anyone can send their finished blocks to our office– whether or not they come to the show. Address is in the post. Thanks, Gail.

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