Handmade quilts and supplies heading for B.C. families Sept. 26
Members of Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild, in partnership with local quilting shops, spearheaded a quilt drive for the flood victims of the Grand Forks community and surrounding areas in BC and families affected by the major wildfires in the Burns Lake area of BC.
The response across Southern Alberta from quilters, including the Colonies, has been amazing for the Guild.
In August they reported the donations filled one vehicle to the brim for Grand Forks.
Guild members are now working to find delivery service who can volunteer to deliver the urgently-needed quilts and quilting supplies to Kamloops.
Sincere thanks to the area community papers and quilt shops for their generous assistance in getting the word out (Chicken Feed Quilts, Fabric Fusion, Finely Quilted, Lethbridge Sewing Centre, Sewing Lane, Village Quilts, Willow Creek Quilts, Diamond Fabrics, and Imagination Un-Limited). Also, thanks to the Alberta Batting Company (and their parent company Bonded Fibers) for donating two rolls of batting (54.8m), and the Maple Leafe Quilt Company for donating a box of long arm thread.
Mustang Freightways with their network of partners (Lethbridge Truck Terminals and Van Kam Freightways), are picking up the donated items on Sept. 26 and taking them to Prince George where the BC Wildfire Quit Project volunteers will pick everything up.
Some of the quilts being shipped out to British Columbia.