I had the opportunity to be a small part in the quilts made for the victims, families and first respondents of the Humboldt tragic accident that happened earlier this spring (2018). I quilted 9 tops for others and made 2 of my own. So we were able to send 11 quilts from our community to Humboldt. It was a great honour to be a part of this project. The quilt store got hundreds of quilts sent In from all over Canada and even different parts of the world.
VICTORIA’S QUILTS CANADA
Victoria Quilts is a large organization with groups of ladies all over Canada. They make quilts for cancer victims. If ever you want to have a quilt donated to a loved one just go to their website. www.victoriasquiltscanada.com
The group that I have quilted for is from Climax, Sask. It is an awesome organization.
Hens ‘R’ Us
Quilt Guild is out of Maple Creek Sask. The ladies each year do a charity project for an organization. The quilt made is then given to the organization to be raffled off. In 2017 they picked Cypress Lodge Assisted Living. I got to donate my time and quilt this fun horse quilt.
Living Hope Ranch
LHR is a home for girls ages 13 to 17 who are struggling with life-controlling issues. I heard Kristen Zilkie give a talk about it and liked what it was all about. So I wanted to do something to contribute. I decided that because quilting is my passion I would make 6 queen size quilts for the 6-bed facility as my donation.
After mentioning this project to some quilting friends they liked the idea that they also are helping make quilts. So now with my quilting friends, we are making a quilt for each girl that goes thru the program that they can take home with them.
If anybody would like to contribute to this project please message me. I will provide free quilting and be putting on the binding for each donated quilt.
There was a lady named Ruth Wiens who loved to quilt. Even after she was in the lodge and going blind she continued to quilt. After she passed away her family donated the quilt tops to our church, The Assembly of God. They were then passed on to me. The church donated the supplies of the backing and batting for me to finish them. Gary and Marlene Packard go on a missions trip every year to Mexico so they are taking all 7 quilts to be donated down there. It was a real blessing and honor to take something that was made with love and be able to finish them.