Hendricks Chapel Quilters is a group of students, staff and faculty, as well as community members, that creates and donates quilts to local community organizations, especially those that provide services to children and families.

The group welcomes all people regardless of sewing experience or skill. Meetings are held in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel on Monday evenings (during the academic year) from 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Most recently items made by the Hendricks Chapel Quilters have been donated to:

  • The Quilts of Valor Foundation for Veterans with disabilities
  • The hospital chaplains at SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Interfaith Works of Central New York
  • My Father’s Kitchen, an outreach program for unsheltered community members
  • The Everson Museum of Art
  • All fabric scraps are sewn into pet beds and donated to Paws Across Oswego County, an animal shelter


Staff, professors, retirees, students and spouses participate in quilting at Hendricks! Here are the colleges and units they represent:

Center for Learning & Student Success (CLASS), Bird Library
College of Arts & Sciences, Mathematics
Registrar’s Office
News Services
Food Services
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Exercise Science
Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science
Campus Facilities, Administrative Services (CFAS)
College of Law
Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising (CFSA), Academic Affairs
Advancement Services
College of Professional Studies, Summer Programs
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Anthropology

Read this story from 2019 about the Hendricks Chapel Quilters!

For more information about joining, visiting, and donating fabric or machines, please contact Judy O’Rourke at jlorourk@gmail.com.


The HC Quilters learn from each other every Monday evening!
Quilting squares ready to be assembled into a quilt!
One of the many sewing machines that the quilters use to create their quilts for donation.
Sometimes a discussion is necessary regarding the assembly plan….
Each quilt is signed with a tag noting that the quilt was created with love by the Hendricks Chapel Quilters!
Quilting samples from the HC Quilters