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Volume 134 Issue 02

6LQFH

Friday, March 25, 2016

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Quilts for Cancer

Fresh Energy.
New Ideas.

RIDING MOUNTAIN

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By JEFF PEARSON

n Saturday, March
19th the 50+ Centre was all a buzz with
the sound of sewing machines stitching comfort
with heartfelt kindness in
our communitys first ever
Quilts for Cancer event.
This was the fi rst time the
Minnedosa Valley Piecemakers have worked with
Victoria Quilts and the
event was a tremendous
success with 20 volunteers
coming together to make
12 quilts that will be donated to cancer patients in
our province.
The Minnedosa Valley
Piecemakers (MVP) have
been stitching in our valley community for over 20
years now creating beautiful quilts for worthy causes.
We have donated quilts to
the Personal Care Home,
palliative care, homecoming, the library, Save Our
Station and handmade
pillow cases for the womens shelter to name a
few, said Susan Glasgow,
spokeswoman for the
MVP. Many of the quilts
are for patients and the elderly to comfort and keep
them warm, while others
are used for raffles to raise
money, fetching anywhere
from $800-$2,500 for a
well-made
handcrafted
quilt. Many of the guild
members of the MVP have
family members or friends
that have been affected
by cancer at one time or
another. One of the guild

Photo by Jeff Pearson

(L-R): Barb Hopkins, Minnedosa Valley Piecemaker and Susan Phillips, Neepawa Victoria Quilts
branch display one of the quilts the Valley Piecemakers made to donate to cancer patients.
members lost her motherin-law to cancer and so she
decided to donate a quilt
she made to the Victoria
Quilts in her memory. It
was a very moving experience for her and she felt it
would be a good mix for
the two groups to work
together. Helping Victoria Quilts is such a grati-

fying experience for all of


us. Knowing these quilts
are given to individuals in
their cancer journey with
hopes of warming and lifting their spirits and making their days brighter
makes it so worthwhile,
commented Susan.
In October of 1999,
Victoria Quilts was estab-

lished in Canada with a


goal of providing handmade quilts to people with
cancer across the country.
The quilts provide not only
physical comfort to those
dealing with cancer, but
they also bring a sense of
spiritual comfort in knowing that they are not alone
in their struggle.
The

Neepawa branch is one of


25 across Canada, and is
the only one in all of Manitoba. Since its inception
in Neepawa in September
of 2013, they have donated
110 quilts to patients in the
36 surrounding communities.

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