Quilt Project for Victim Services
In the spring of 2017 the guild had a presentation by staff representative, Ashley
Hendricks, about Victim’s Services in our Community and Robin Bogaert from our
own guild cited some examples from her work with the City of Windsor. Eileen
Fennel also spoke about this.
of Waterloo has generously provided the guild with a Community Project Grant
specifically for the purpose of making quilts for Victims in our community in
partnership with Victim’s Services.
end of the presentation an “Expression of Interest” page was sent around and over 40 guild members signed up to
support this project by agreeing to volunteer in some capacity. We are so
thankful for this!
committee of 5 guild members has formed to head up this initiative: Marg
Sandiford, Lilla Hall, Darlene Yanke, Eileen Fennel and Robin Bogaert. They are
purchasing fabric, batting and thread, assembling kits and coordinating a
project workshop. Thank you to all of these ladies for stepping forward to
launch this initiative!
Victims Services Project has been named I’M POSSIBLE! It is based on a quote by
Audrey Hepburn “Nothing is Impossible"; the statement itself says “I’M POSSIBLE”.
We feel this name conveys a positive and motivating message to the victims/recipients
of our quilts. Thanks to Darlene Yanke for suggesting this.
decision about the types of quilts was also made. As most of the recipients of our quilts will
be adult and female, we have decided to use very identifiable, traditional quilt
blocks that convey a comforting and perhaps nostalgic message. We are hoping to
present some of these quilts by the end of 2017.
blocks are friendship stars, nine-patches and log cabins. The log cabin will stand-alone as a Log Cabin
Quilt, with lots of layout potential. The friendship star and nine-patch blocks
will be combined creating the Friendship Stars & Chains Quilts. Samples were
shown at the October 2017 guild meetings.
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