Community Service Update — September 2021

It has been a busy summer despite COVID-19 restrictions, smoke and blistering heat. Nine quilts were sent to Katja’s Quilt Shop in Kamloops for fire victims and a few more were taken by a member to the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Charity. I also heard from several members that they have charity quilts ready to…

Community Service Days–August Update

The community services team will resume utilizing the FFAA space on the second Tuesdays of the month starting on September 14. The draft guidelines for studio use at this time read that people unvaccinated should consider discussing that with their group.

Community Service Update – May 2021

The end of April was busy distributing quilts that have collected at my house. Three went to Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHPCanada.ca), four large quilts went to St Vincent De Paul Charity and the rest to the North of 60 Project. Many more baby blankets and other items were taken directly to Linda Tutt’s garage…

Community Service Update — March 2021

I delivered seven Discovery/Fidget quilts made by Marg Hrynew to Eden House this week. Way to go Marg! Christine was very thankful and sent the following to be shared with our members. “Please extend our greatest thanks to your members that took the time to create an opportunity for wonder and imagination in the gift…

Community Service Update — February 2021

Two suggestions for charity projects for the new year have been made by member Linda Tutt and the third suggestion is a request from the community. 1. Fabric Needed Sask-Alta Days For Girls (www.daysforgirls.org) mission is to make menstrual products available to Every girl, Everywhere, Period. Many girls across the world miss school when they…

Community Service

The guild participates in a variety of Community Service projects throughout the year.  To support the community service projects, there are various sewing days to get the donation quilts completed. If you would like to print your own labels for your charity quilts, here are the word files.

Community Service Update: January 2021

Just a quick note to say we donated 6 quilts to Blankets of Love which were distributed to patients at Alberta Hospital. I know those beautiful quilts are providing a lot of comfort. These quilts will be on display at the January Show and Share. Feedback we received from St Vincent De Paul is that…

Community Service Update December 2020

EDQG member Linda Tutt, who is also a volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, submitted the following email: “What a pleasure it was to pick up the Edmonton & District Quilters Guild donations this morning. I was able to deliver them to the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s Distribution Centre where the…

Blankets of Love Charity

Some of you expressed interest in Blankets of Love Charity. Sheila Ethier and I connected this afternoon.  She is currently hoping to collect 300 quilts for Alberta Hospital (that’s how many patients they have) and the staff are very excited for their patients.  Sheila has been overwhelmed with the support she has received since her…