Our outreach quilters work on piecing, quilting, and binding quilts for charity. We have sew days where we put together quilt tops, backing and binding, so that they can be distributed to other members of the guild for completion. We also receive donations of fabric and unfinished quilts or blocks, and our quilters are creative in sewing beautiful tops from these donations. Due to Covid-19 we have not been able to have these sew days, but the work continues. Many of you have dropped off tops, completed quilts and fabric, and many have picked up quilt packages to quilt or bind. Thanks so much to everyone fore your ongoing hard work and contributions to Community Quilts.
Our YWCA challenge is going well. We have a total of 24 completed twin quilts, with more in progress (we need a total of 30). We also have a total of 6 completed double quilts with more in progress (we need a total of 10).
Our FACS baby quilts initiative is continuing. Very successful so far with a total of 40 quilts completed. These quilts should be approximatley 40″ X 40″ with flannel backing. Contact Kathleen O’Flaherty at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-327-5252 for more information.
Six quilts were recently donated to Hospice and three to family fire victims. Other organizations are not currently taking donations, as the number of clients through their doors has been drastically reduced during this pandemic. Please continue to make and donate quilts to Community Quilts, as there will come a time when there is a call for many more quilts.
If you wish to get involved, contact Jennifer Dyck at: email@example.com.
HOBBS CHARITY BATTING PROGRAM
Please save your UPC labels from Hobbs batting packages so we can participate in the Hobbs Charity Batting Program. With 5 UPC labels, we can order a roll of Hobbs 80/20 for a drastically reduced cost. This is just another way you can help you community quilters.
The picture above shows Kathleen O’Flaherty happily presenting 40 baby quilts to FACS Social Worker Tracy Nicole.
Project Noah is a grassroots movement to provide a baby layette to babies taken into care. It honours Noah, a child born with many physical and mental challenges was not expected to live. Noah celebrated his 9th birthday this year.
This photo was taken July 13, 2020 at the Kristen French Advocacy Centre were we presented them with the actual cheque for the proceeds from the quilt raffle. Mark Doyle is on the left and Frank Parkhouse is on the right. Janet Handy (from the Centre) is flanked by Gloria Meyer and Lynne Wilkinson with Sharree Eidt beside her. We are pleased that despite these unusual times, we were able to raise as much money as we did. We hope to do something like this again in the future. Needless to say, they were thrilled.
For more information on the Kristen French Advocacy Centre visit their social media pages:
@KristenFrnchCACN – Facebook;
@kristenfrenchcacn – Instagram;
@KFCACN – Twitter