Sunday, July 7, 2013

Quilts for Alberta

You may have heard about the devastating floods that hit Albert 2 weeks ago. And to add insult to injury, Calgary was flooded again this weekend.  We all know how generous quilters are, and many are asking how we can help those in Alberta who have been hit by the flooding.  There are several organizations already setup and ready to collect quilts for those families.

One of these organizations is Quilts for Canmore.  They aim to provide comfort and consolation to residents of the Bow Valley who have been impacted by the 2013 floods.   They have a collection and distribution underway to families and individuals who need the comfort a quilt brings.  They would be very pleased to receive any quilts, finished tops or blocks .

Cheryl Arkison, http://naptimequilter.blogspot.ca/2013/06/slabs-for.html has been inviting quilters to make ’slab blocks” for making quilts to help some of the Albertans who lost everything in the recent flooding.  Take a look at her blog and find out how you can make a ‘slab’ to help make quilts. Generally, a slab block is one colour of fabric scraps sewn together in any interesting fashion you chose, measuring 15 1/2” by 15 1/2”. Cheryl has some long arm quilters ready to make the quilts from the blocks she receives.

If you are in the local (Ottawa, ON) area, the following quilt stores have agreed to accept the quilts and blocks for delivery to these organizations:
 
The Running Stitch in Kanata
Textile Traditions in Almonte
Pickle Dish in Carleton Place

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