The Community Quilts group provides donation quilts & other items for various needs in the Comox Valley.
Seniors Quilts - Comfort quilts for residents of the Views @ St. Joe’s & the Cumberland Care Facility. We have also donated placemats & wall hangings to the Adult Day Program in Cumberland.
St. Joe’s Hospital - Baby quilts
Pregnancy Care Centre – Baby quilts & knitted caps
Tots & Teddies Program, Vanier High School – Nap quilts for children at the daycare while their Moms attend school.
Meals on Wheels – Placemats for meal recipients
Christmas Hampers – We sponsor 2-3 families & each one receives a large quilt in their hamper. We also donate placemats for the singles hampers.
Soroptimists – Placemats for the SoroptiPacs & various quilted items for raffles held by the Soroptimist’s to raise funds to support women in the Valley.
Women’s Transition Centre – Various quilted items for women & their children relocating to safe housing. Babies & children receive quilts throughout the year, & Christmas quilts are given to each woman being supported by the Transition Centre.
Cancer Society – Comfort cushions & bags to help women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer
Fire Quilts – A large quilt is given to victims of house fires.
We have also provided quilts to organizations such as YANA, Glacier View Lodge & Cumberland OAP for fund raising raffles.
Between Sept. 2014 & Sept. 2015, over 140 quilts & 376 placemats were donated!
Most of the fabric used by Community Quilts is donated from various sources & batting is purchased with the funds received from quilt show raffles. Participation in Community Quilts is definitely optional, but volunteers enable us to help others.
Seniors Quilts: Verna Power & Nerissa Thomas
St. Joe’s Babies – Joy Whitehouse
Pregnancy Care Centre & Fire Quilts – Nerissa Thomas
Vanier Tots & Teddies & Cancer Centre – Gladi Lyall
Meals on Wheels & Christmas Hamper Placemats – Sharon Latham
Soroptimists & Women’s Transition Centre– Verna Power