Comfort Quilts

Comfort quilts are donated by the Evening Star Quilters. They are hand-made by dedicated members who strive to make a difference in their community. The members of this guild donate their skills, time and resources to provide a modest gift to anyone in need of that special “touch of kindness.” They are caring people, each with a special talent, who make these quilts always considering the impact these quilts will have on the lives of the recipients. Once a year a night is devoted to making comfort quilts.

Comfort quilts made by ESQ members have been enthusiastically received by the following local organizations:


  • NY State Race Track Chaplaincy
  • The NEST at Nassau Community College
  • The Safe Center, Long Island


  • Farmingdale H.S. Marching Band*
  • Quilts of Valor Foundation (National Block Drive)
  • Assisted Living Facility
  • NY State Race Track Chaplaincy
  • Circle of Hope/Dress for Recovery, Merrick
  • The NEST at Nassau Community College
  • Helping Hand Rescue Mission, Huntington Station
  • The Safe Center, Long Island
  • Siena House, Bronx
  • Faith Mission Inc./Lutheran Church, Mineola

*  following bus accident in Pennsylvania


  • Belmont Childcare Association
  • Birthday Wishes, Hicksville, NY
  • Brandywine Assisted Living
  • Dress for Recovery, Merrick
  • Ethical Humanist Society
  • Family & Children’s Association
  • Helping Hand Rescue Mission, Huntington Station
  • Literacy Nassau
  • Long Island Family and Elder Care
  • Marine Corp. League (VA, Northport)
  • Micky and Dee Charitable Foundation
  • Rescuing Families, Franklin Square
  • St. Francis Cancer Care Center
  • St. Frances de Chantal Outreach, Wantagh
  • Ukraine Relief (St. Vladimir)
  • Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola


  • Ronald McDonald House, New Hyde Park, NY
  • St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center, Roslyn
  • Birthday Wishes, Hicksville, NY
  • Family & Children’s Association, Hempstead, NY
  • Long Island Family & Elder Care (LIFEC)
  • Rescuing Families, Franklin Square
  • Belmont Child Care Association (BCCA)
  • Ethical Humanist Society


  • Lutheran Family Services, Uniondale, NY
  • St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center, Roslyn, NY
  • Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, Queens, NY


  • Ronald McDonald House, New Hyde Park, NY
  • St. John’s Bread & Life, Bedford Stuyvesant , Brooklyn, NY
  • Lexibean Foundation, Plainview, NY
  • Children’s Hospital, Whitestone, NY
  • Soundview Pregnancy Services, East Meadow, NY

Ronald McDonald House is always thrilled by the beauty of our quilts.  We have recently also reached out to Life Center of Long Island who have advised us that they would love to receive some quilts.  If you are aware of any other organizations we can assist, please let us know.

Some responses from our donations:

My mom died from cancer in early 2023, and I found a quilt among her items with your maker’s logo. I miss my mom really badly still… (I believe the quilt was given to her via hospital donations from your guild.) Thanks. ~ Mona (April 2024)

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful seatbelt pads. I was totally blown away when Jan presented them to me. The beautiful fabric as well as the craftsmanship that went into them, speaks volumes about the love and care that was put into making them. Thank you so much for making life a little easier for people going through breast cancer surgery and treatment. ~ Loraine Alderman, Founder of Dress for Recovery (June, 2022)

Thank you so very much for the beautiful handmade quilts for our clients!  It will be such a blessing to give them your handmade (with love) quilts when their babies are born!  We really appreciate them. – Soundview Pregnancy Services