Friday, July 12, 2013

Flood Relief sewing

I am continuing to make quilt tops for 'Quilting for Calgary' as donations to Calgarians affected by the flooding that happened over three weeks ago.  

Many families are still dealing with the devastation.  I am very proud to be a Calgarian these days.  The outpouring of volunteering and community spirit has been amazing.  Strangers helping strangers in desperate times warms the soul.

If you are interested in donating a finished quilt or a top please go to the Facebook page Quilting for Calgary to find out more information. This group was spear headed by Bev Rogan an incredible lady you has a heart of gold. We are aiming for delivery of the quilts for Sept.  

So many agencies and individuals have stepped up to help get quilts to us:
If you are in the US and can get your quilts to Houston, Westfreight Systems  is bringing donations across the border weekly.  See this page for details

Purolator Courier donated 150 free deliveries.  
Air Angles and West Jet teamed up to bring bundles of quilts from across Canada
Tundra Processing has donated warehouse space to house all the donations coming in.
Matt Sparrow of Sparrow Studios has a crew of volunteers long arming donated quilts. 

Not to mention the wonderful ladies at My Sewing Room, Traditional Pastimes, and Addie's Creative Fabrics for their time and efforts coordinating the quilting bees, donations and people power.  

Quilters are wonderful people. 

Here are a few pictures of the quilts I have put together with fabric that has also been donated.

I am fortunate enough that my neighbour 3 doors down has a long arm machine.  I make the tops, she long arms them and I finish the binding off.  We are our own little factory.  

happy stitching 



  1. What a great little "factory"!
    My daughter was one of those whose apartment was totally destroyed in Mission. We have been just overwhelmed with the volunteer support and kindness of Calgarians! Thank you for all you are doing :)

  2. Lee, I love your factory!!! Beautiful quilts - may this flood be the last for a very long time!!!! If ever again....

  3. What a time for my machines to be in for maintenance! Lovely quilts! Thanks for being there for all these folks who are struggling. Our kids just posted an invite to those who helped them for a 'gutted-basement' party. They're in the house, new appliances, and things are beginning to look normal again.


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