ALL VQG MEMBERS are invited to participate in the FOURTH ANNUAL CHARITY QUILT CHALLENGE!! Our first Charity Quilt Challenge, June 2014, saw 55 quilts donated; our second, June 2015, 58 quilts donated; the third, June 2016, 60 quilts (including 3 afghans).
Thank you to ALL who participated. The quilts go to many charities and find homes where they are needed most, including: Quilts of Valour; Sunnyhill Hospital; Wilson Heights United Church; Central City Lodge; fire victims of Fort McMurray; and the charities supported by Pumpkin Seeds.
Our fourth annual Charity Challenge promises to be bigger than ever with so many members getting involved with the CQA: Canada 150 Slab Block Charity Quilts – which are being donated to the 14 Ronald McDonald Houses throughout Canada.
The purpose of this challenge is: 1) to encourage members to make a quilt for charity and 2) to have fun doing that! Each finished Charity Challenge Quilt shown at a VQG meeting entitles its maker to a ticket in the June draw for prizes. Here are the rules:
- Charity Quilts must be completed and turned in by the June 2017 meeting – so please plan to bring your quilt and put your name into the draw for a prize. If you have already turned in your quilt(s) –be sure to give your name so that you are entered into the prize draw.
- Your Charity quilt may be ANY SIZE: baby, child, lap, single, double, queen or king. You determine the size you wish to make!
- Your Charity quilt will be distributed to various deserving organizations. If you wish your quilt to go to a specific location … no problem …. just pin a note to it stating that as it will get to where you would like it to go.
- Quilts already turned in count … just let us know what size and where it was sent.
- Quilts done this fiscal year and already sent or soon to be sent to Fort McMurray … count.
- CQA: Canada 150 Completed Slab Blocks Quilts … count.
All of us who ever have taken the opportunity in our lives to make a quilt to be passed on to a stranger-in-need … know the special joy you feel when you take the time to make a quilt for someone you will probably never meet … but you know you have done a really nice thing.