Quilt donations

I am a member a group of quilters in the Oceanside area who provide hand-made quilts to people with cancer.

I am a member a group of quilters in the Oceanside area who provide hand-made quilts to people with cancer.

These quilts are gifts. No cost is ever passed on to the quilt recipient or to the person requesting the quilt. We are part of the group of quilters in Victoria that started in January, 2013. Since that date, we have delivered 22 quilts in this area. We are part of a national non-profit organization called Victoria’s Quilts, run by volunteers and no paid staff.

We are constantly struggling to acquire the fabric, batting and backing and/or to raise money to buy the necessary fabric to continue to make these quilts and we have received many kindly donations from locals.

Recently, I wanted to mention two such wonderful donations and acknowledge just how generous and kind the residents are. Cindy from Cindy Threadworks donated three very large spools of thread and numerous pins for basting to our group. We received a very generous donation from Diane Upper from Bowser which came in the form of a huge roll of more than 18 metres of batting and two bolts of lovely cotton of more than 15 metres. This batting and fabric, along with what we have, will keep us going for another six months.

Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. Oceanside is truly a wonderful place to live.

For more information contact me at 250-248-0110 or e-mail stephanieszymczak@shaw.ca.

Stephanie Szymczak

Parksville

I am a member a group of quilters in the Oceanside area who provide hand-made quilts to people with cancer.

These quilts are gifts. No cost is ever passed on to the quilt recipient or to the person requesting the quilt. We are part of the group of quilters in Victoria that started in January, 2013. Since that date, we have delivered 22 quilts in this area. We are part of a national non-profit organization called Victoria’s Quilts, run by volunteers and no paid staff.

We are constantly struggling to acquire the fabric, batting and backing and/or to raise money to buy the necessary fabric to continue to make these quilts and we have received many kindly donations from locals.

Recently, I wanted to mention two such wonderful donations and acknowledge just how generous and kind the residents are. Cindy from Cindy Threadworks donated three very large spools of thread and numerous pins for basting to our group. We received a very generous donation from Diane Upper from Bowser which came in the form of a huge roll of more than 18 metres of batting and two bolts of lovely cotton of more than 15 metres. This batting and fabric, along with what we have, will keep us going for another six months.

Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. Oceanside is truly a wonderful place to live.

For more information contact me at 250-248-0110 or e-mail stephanieszymczak@shaw.ca.

Stephanie Szymczak

Parksville