Quilts for Calgary

Greetings everyone.  I must apologize for not keeping up with this blog just now.  I’ve had some really wonderful travels this summer, and am keen to tell you all about them.  But just now, I’m participating in a quilt drive to support the thousands of people in Calgary, Bragg Creek, High River, Canmore and other towns in Alberta who have lost their homes to the recent severe flooding there. 

There are lots of quilters in Alberta, and lots of us ex-pat Calgarians are too.  A goodly number of  longarm quilters are currently donating their expertise and batting to the cause, so we are making tops and leaving the quilting to the professionals.

On Wednesday a few members of my little group/bee, called “Spoolboard Quilters”, got together to make 9-patches for the cause.  That’s Aileen, Wenche, Susan and Carol, all busy at work in Susan’s studio.

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They’ll be getting together again next week to finish off the tops. Here’s the one that I finished on Tuesday:

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Very bright – some little person will be happy for this happy quilt!

Wenche was busy making 9-patches too, and she finished hers as well!

 

 

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We’ll be sending the tops, with backing, binding and label, off to Calgary by plane on Friday. If you’d like to find out more about how to donate, there are two very active Facebook pages:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuiltsforCalgary/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/quiltingforcalgary/

Of course, quilts aren’t all they’ll need, and I’ve also sent a donation to the Red Cross fund for Alberta Floods.

Once again, quilters rise to the occasion!

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