We did not have a sew day in October but we still got a lot accomplished.
We were blessed to be invited with Victoria’s Quilts reps and an Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild rep to pick fabric from the estate of Alina Andrelunas. It was a pleasure meeting her son Konrad and he was grateful to see his mother’s fabric be put to good use. We also picked a box of fabric for Quilts of Valour.
The Quilts of Valour rep for our area is now Diana Cole and it was a pleasure meeting her at Quiltfest 2022 in Leduc.
Their volunteers plan to make at least 500 coasters to place in the December Veterans’ Food Bank Hampers which will go out around December 10th.
QoV sew days at the Veterans Food Bank (18508-111 avenue) are on November 13th and December 4th, 10:00 – 4:00 pm.
I spoke with a representative from Jessie’s House which is a women’s shelter in Morinville, Alberta. They have 35 beds which include one queen and 6 doubles. They are very short of queen and double quilts. They put the quilts on the beds and then give them to their clients when they leave. We need to come up with a way to make larger quilts and any suggestions are welcome. We have a sufficient amount of fabric again.
Blankets of Love which gives quilts to people who are in hospital for the treatment of mental illness is hoping to collect 500 quilts (twin and lap size) by December.
The new Focus on Fibre Art Association Studio will be ready for our next sew day on Tuesday December 13th from 10:00- 4:00 pm. We will enter from the door in the back off the alley and hopefully most of us who are there for the day will park in the back. There is also some parking out front and one hour parking across the street if you are just dropping stuff off. It is going to be a great space for making lovely quilts.
-Judi C, Chair, Community Outreach Committee