2016 Charities

Quilts of Valour and Make a Wish Foundation are the Charities selected for 2016-2017.

 

Both organizations were represented at the Sept guild meeting and spoke to us about the need for quilts.

 

Please consider making a quilt for one or both!

If your needing batting or a backing…we can help. Please email Salene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and tell her what you need.

 

Remember to put a label on your quilt, we have them at our table or you can download them from the website. Quilts of Valour have a special label and we will also have some your quilts.

 

Quilts of Valour….quilt size requested is 55 x 70 or 60 x 80

 

Make a Wish Foundation….quilt size requested is 50 x 60 or 55 x 70. Also we understand there is a greater need for boy’s quilts.

 

The Christmas charity we will be supporting is Make a Wish Foundation, We would like to thank all the members who brought new Teddy Bears to November’s meeting.bears 2

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Mark your calendar’s for Feb 4, 2017 our next CPR…. Community Project Charity Sew day.

-Salene Ledger and Cheryl McCrea, Co-Chairs, 2nd Vice Presidentmakeawish

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A Quilt from Australia

A very special charity quilt was received by our Charity Committee.

Please click here to read the letter from Pat Wright, a teacher in Australia whose class made a quilt for a family that was affected by the Fort McMurray Fires.

Aussie Quilt (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She sent the quilt to the EDQG so that we could pass it on to an organization that is helping out Fort McMurray.


 

Grandview Goodbye Quilt

When Lori White, Administrator for CapitalCare Grandview, contacted the Edmonton and District Quilters' Guild with a very special request in late fall 2015, she got a quick and very heartfelt response.IMG 2412-2

The following is from Lori's request for a "farewell" quilt:

"Our centre is home to people who, due to advancing age, frailty and chronic disease, live the last part of their lives with us. Our centre team wants to change the way we say goodbye to our residents when they pass on. Past practice has been that a funeral home is called, and the deceased resident is taken out the back door to the funeral home vehicle.

"We are wanting to honor our residents in what we believe is a much more suitable manner by placing a farewell quilt over the gurney and having the resident exit the way they came to live here – by the front door. Staff would escort them to the vehicle outside the door. The quilt would be retrieved once they are in the vehicle and kept for future use."

On January 20 the Edmonton and District Quilters' Guild, by unanimous decision of their board, presented a farewell quilt to Lori for CapitalCare Grandview.

The quilt was a  special 30th anniversary project of the Guild and contains 30 distinct squares that were crafted by guild members.

 


  

Labels and Batting for Your Charity Quilts

If you would like to print your own labels for your charity quilts, here is the file:

(as a pdf)    (as a word doc)

The 2nd VP can provide you with labels if you do not want to print them.

 

There is plenty of backing fabric available, and some batting too, so be sure to contact the 2nd VP at least a week before any meeting with size required details. She will make sure there's something waiting for you.

 

Thank you again for participating in this year's charity project.


 

 

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