Charity sewing days are used for members to come and work on quilts that will be donated to the women’s transition home, Cridge House and Anney’s Closet. Charity sewing days are usually held once a month on a Monday. Charity sewing days will be added as they are scheduled. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Sew Days are cancelled until further notice.
If you need batting for your Canada Wild Charity Challenge Quilt – please contact Sue B.
- Monday, July 13th, 2020 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Monday, August 10th, 2020 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Monday, September 14th, 2020 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Monday, October 5th, 2020 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Monday, November 9th, 2020 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Monday, December 14th, 2020 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Note: Meetings, sewing days, etc. are fragrance free, please!
Preferred Sizes for Charity Quilts
For the benefit of the new members who have joined the guild over the past few months, I thought I would take this opportunity to review the minimum size for the different types of quilts that Transition House needs.
Baby quilts – 37” by 50”
Single bed quilts – 50” by 70”
Double bed quilts – 65” by 75”
Although it is wonderful to receive donations of completed quilts, we recognize that not everyone can wrestle a large quilt around on their domestic machine, so we are grateful to have a group of women who will quilt tops that are donated.
Other Charity Work
Canada Comforts – Joan Ruxton- knitted dishcloths, soap & shampoo
Children’s Pediatric Ward @ VGH – Alice Duncan – completed children’s quilts
Victoria Breast Health Centre @ VGH – Gail Hogarth – pillows – kits available at Gala Fabrics & meetings
Quilts of Valour – Lynn Carroll
Compassionate Warehouse – Marie Threlfall & Marilyn Fuller – Sewing Machines & Baby/Single Quilts
Cridge Transition House – Bonnie Hallas – Placemats
Anney’s Closet – Bonnie Hallas – pillowcases
Welcome Quilts – Sue Bruning – Quiltsfor new immigrant families
Gorge Hospital – Joan Ruxton – Activity Aprons
Canada Comforts/Compassionate Warehouse
If people bring washcloths, soaps, shampoos, etc. to the Church of the Advent, they can put them in the blue Rubber Maid bin with Compassionate Warehouse/Canada Comforts sign on it. It is in the lobby, in a small alcove/open coat cupboard, directly across from the double doors of our meeting room. If you include your name and phone number or email address on your donation, they will receive the occasional newsletter from Canada Comforts.