Kamsack Cancer Self Help Group makes donation

The Kamsack Cancer Self Help Group (KCSHG) holds a fundraiser lunch once a year. A portion of the proceeds was recently donated to the Heart and Home Quilt Club.

On April 26, Ev Banks and Adeline Nykolaishen, chair and co-chair of the KCSHG, presented a cheque to Colleen Koroluk and Lynda Cherwenuk of the Club.

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The KCSHG meets once a month in the boardroom of the Saskatchewan Health Authority building on Queen Elizabeth Boulevard East, on the third Tuedsay of the month at 1:30 p.m.

The Quilt Club has been sewing quilts for the Victoria’s Quilts for Cancer organization for several years.

Last fall, when the six members of the Club once again began meeting in the Westminster Memorial United Church lower level, they were able to sew 51 quilt covers for quilts to be donated to the Victoria’s Quilts organization.

The Club was getting low on 100 per cent cotton fabric which is utilized to sew the quilt covers. The donation from the KCSHG will go toward purchase of fabric.

“We have patterned fabric but are in need of plain colours,” said Colleen Koroluk, leader of the Club. “When we start up again in the fall we will be continuing to sew quilt covers for Victoria’s Quilts.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation of fabric or funds to the Club may contact Koroluk.

“We are always looking for more hands to join the Club in the fall, and not necessarily for sewing. There is cutting and ironing to be done and it would be great for anyone wanting to learn quilting. Our Club now has over 40 patterns to work from,” she said.

Victoria’s Quilts Canada (VQC) provides handmade quilts to people living with cancer in Canada, says its website. “Our organization now comprises over 1,300 volunteers in 25 communities across Canada, plus Ottawa.

“Since 1999, we have delivered over 57,000 quilts to people living with cancer across the country. We now make and distribute around 600 quilts per month,” it said.