About Us


When we gather


We meet on the first and third Saturday of the month for a Sew Day. At noon on the first Saturday, we break for a guild meeting. 

Dates for meeting may be changed due to holidays or conflicts.  Check the Calendar Page for possible changes. 

We gather at The McSwain Agricultural Center at 

2420 Tramway Road, Sanford, NC.  

What we do


As  a non-profit organization, community service is  part of our undertakings.  We have provided quilts and pillowcases to organizations for use and/or to raise funds through raffles. 

In 2019 we donated 14 quilts to the Carolina Trace Fire Department; 70 pillowcases to Foster Care, Lee County; 43 pillowcases and 9 quilts to Haven House; 40 pillowcases and 3 quilts to Ronald McDonald House, Chapel Hill; 1 quilt to More Life, Veterans.org; 2 quilts to CTCC Women's Club; 8 quilts to special needs, Moore County; and 8 quilts to VFW Sanford.

We have made financial donations to causes such as Hurricane Relief, Camp Royall Scholarship Fund, and collected supplies to be donated to Haven House.

Guild members are encouraged to make NICU quilts in 2020. Quilts should be 36" x 36", 100% cotton; please do not use minky or metalic fabric or thread.

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Quilts of valor


Hearts and Hands presented 8 quilts to veterans at the Sanford VFW 

December 11, 2019 through the Quilts of Valor program, and has committed to making 8 more for the VFW and American Legion in 2020. We would like to honor our 2019 Quilt of Valor recipients:

  • Billy Ray Cameron
  • Emory Wilkie
  • Charles Brooks
  • Bill Corder
  • Clay Wilson
  • Earl Ballinger
  • Barry Smith
  • Aubrey Hall

Guild members are encouraged to participate by making a quilt for the veterans, or making blocks for these quilts.

Dimensions: 10" x 10" finished block (10.5 x 10.5 unfinished)

                        55" x 63" minimum quilt size

                        72" x 90" maximum quilt size

                        60" x 80" preferred quilt size

For more information, contact Gail Hendricks:   gailh0916@gmail.com

McSwain Agricultural Center

Additional Information


Email address:  info@heartsandhandsnc.org


Mailing address:  

Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters'  Guild 

PO Box 162

Sanford, NC  27331 

Meetings held at

McSwain Agricultural Center

2420 Tramway Road

Sanford, NC  27330

Website for McSwain Center: http://lee.ces.ncsu.edu

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Officers for 2019

President: Pat P.
Vice-President:  Rose N.
Secretary: Tamara D.
Treasurer:  Vicki B.

Librarian:  Jeanne H.

Publicity:  Terri R.
Community Service:  Jean M.
Membership:  Marie M.
Quilts of Valor:  Gail H.
Raffle Treasure/Hospitality: Pat B.
​Webmaster:  Bonnie W.

ECA Rep: Rose N.

Facefook:  Terri R.