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August 25, 2005

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"Victoria's Quilts"comes to Bolingbroke

submitted by Freda Wilson

A group of local ladies have started a branch of “Victoria’s Quilts Canada” in Bolingbroke. This charity organization, with chapters across Canada and the United States, makes afghan-sized quilts on request for cancer patients and donates the quilts to children or adults, who may be at any stage of their cancer journey. The patients appreciate the warmth of the quilts during their treatment and recovery (chemotherapy and radiation often cause people to experience chills), and it is especially touching to know that their quilt has been made for them with love and care.

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The Bolingbroke branch of Victoria’s Quilts meets at the Althorpe Bolingbroke Community Hall (ABC Hall) on the first and third Thursday of each month. People with an interest in supporting this cause are very welcome to join the group. One need not have experience in sewing to help out. There are many tasks involved in making each quilt, such as pinning, cutting, taping, and ironing as well as sewing and quilting. Many hands make light work. We would appreciate any donations of cotton material and cotton flannelette, as all the quilts must be made with flannel backing. Monetary donations are also most welcome to enable us to purchase the material and supplies we require for each quilt. Those wishing to make a Memorial Donation may do so through local funeral homes in Perth, Carleton Place, Almonte and Westport or by contacting us directly.

To request a quilt for a cancer patient, to make a donation or for more information about the Bolingbroke branch please call Cathy at 273-7851, or Freda at 273-2571. You may also want to check out the Victoria’s Quilts website.

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