Hand­made quilts and sup­plies head­ing for B.C. fam­i­lies Sept. 26

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Al­berta -

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.

Photo con­trib­uted

Some of the quilts be­ing shipped out to Bri­tish Columbia.

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