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Feature Article - February 15, 2007

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Feature Article - February 15, 2007

Bolingbroke chapter ofVictoria's Quiltsby Paula J. Clark

Our quilting group meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke. Our chapter was formed in May 2005 with five members and has grown to a membership of 23 to date. Our purpose is to make cozy, flannel-backed quilts to donate to people living with cancer. Since May 2005 we have delivered a total of 34 quilts to recipients in and around our communities.

Some of our members are seasoned quilters, some are new quilters, some don’t even sew, but still, they come to help with pinning, ironing, washing fabric, etc. etc. because they believe in our cause. Many hands make light work. The thank you responses we receive from our recipients are most gratifying. Giving some comfort to those who are going through a time of need makes the endless hours of sewing all worth while.

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Our executive holds a short meeting on the first Thursday of each month to keep everyone up to date. Our fundraising committee reports their efforts to raise money to purchase needed material and supplies. Other areas to report on are presentations we’ve conducted at various establishments within our communities to bring awareness to our group and let people know how they can request a quilt through us or give a donation.

Since we are not connected to the Cancer Society, our only means of financial support is through donations. Monetary donations are most welcome to enable us to purchase the materials 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, Gananoque and Westport . Just ask them for our cards. Other donations of 100% cotton material and cotton flannelette is greatly appreciated.

People with an interest in supporting this cause are very welcome to join the group. There is no membership fee; just bring your lunch and join in. For further information, call Ann at 613-273-8255, Paula at 613-279-1095 or Jane at 613-267-4508.

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