Patchwork Promise

This Patch Program was developed by and for the GSSJC, here is a link to the original online.   The program is being expanded as a Silver Award Project, so look for updates begining this Fall.
Patchwork Promise began in March 1999 when GSSJC received a grant from Project Sew EZ for a quilt project. Three quilt squares were mailed to all Cadette and Senior Girl Scout troops in the Council– 2,000 squares total! In the summer of 1999, creatively completed quilt squares began arriving at Girl Scout Center to create quilt tops displayed at various council events. Some of the quilt can still be seen at The Patchwork Promise Booth at the International Quilt Festival, at the Scout Center/Program Place and at the Camps Agnes Arnold/Misty Meadows & Casa Mare.  
The Program is open to Brownie - Ambassador Girl Scouts. This project is a part of GSSJC’s community collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. As girls design a quilt square, they can take the opportunity to learn about developing healthy lifestyles. Gaining knowledge to develop healthy lifestyles early in life become positive, life-long habits. 
The SJC Have a Heart Pillow Project is a related Council Program.  Since February 2002, Girl Scouts have made and delivered thousands of beautiful heartshaped pillows for breast cancer and other hospital patients.

Other two other GS Councils currently have a Quilting Interest Project. 
  • Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey Quilting IP
  • Sahuaro Girl Scout Council Quilting Project Quilt-it! in conjunction with the Tucson Quilters Guild 
Other Recognitions that the activities may apply to as well are:
  • Patches- Gifts with Heart Patch, Sew EZ (this program has been discontinued, there may be some patches still available, we are checking on this.)
  • Try-its Careers, Colors & Shapes, Dancercize, Food Fun, Good Food, Her Story, My Body.
  • Badges- Doing Hobbies, Exploring Healthy Eating Habits, Health & Fitness, Healthy Relationships, Becoming a Teen, Sew Simple, and Yarn & Fabric Arts.
  • Interest Projects - Artistic Crafts,Conflict Resolution, Creative Cooking,  From Stress to Sucess, From Fitness to Fashion, In the Pink, The Food Connection, Women's Health, Sew Glam, Textile Arts, and Visual Arts
The recognitions bolded are one that relate directly to the quilting aspect.