Kamsack quilters donate nearly 50 quilts for cancer patients

            Winding up their season of less than four months, members of the Heart and Home Quilting Club at Kamsack were pleased to learn that in the past three years they have been responsible for the creation of nearly 50 quilts that are being donated to cancer patients.

            In addition to making their own quilts and pillowcases, members make quilt covers that are taken by Bobbi Wanner of Madge Lake. Wanner sews the covers over batting and backing in order to complete the quilts and then they are sent to Victoria’s Quilts, an organization that provides comforting quilts for cancer patients.

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            The club, which assembles in September, ended its 2016 season last week with members displaying what they had created and discussing one another’s work.

            “This was one of our best seasons ever,” said Colleen Koroluk. “We made 23 quilt covers this season.”

            If material is left over from making a quilt, a matching cover is made for it, and sent along with the quilt, Koroluk explained.

Added to the quilts made by members the previous two years means that a total of 46 quilts have been donated by the club to Victoria’s Quilts.

            “A lot of our fabrics are donated,” Koroluk said, explaining that beginners, who will learn the basics of how to cut, sew and bind the quilts, will be welcome to join the club come September.

            Members meet at the Westminster Memorial Church lower hall.

“It doesn't matter how old or how young we are, together, we share a common love of quilting,” said Denise Hellegards. “Doing something nice to bring comfort to those who are battling cancer is rewarding and it is our hope that those recipients will find warmth and a smile from one of our works of love.”