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October 27, 2017 3:53 pm

Quilting Some Comfort

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Cheryl Purvis of the PG Quilters Guild  shows one of the completed quilts – photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – By the time the  BCNE wraps up today, the Prince George Quilters Guild  hopes to have completed 5 special quilts.

“Because it’s Canada’s 150th birthday, we decided to go with a Canadian theme for the sewing bee we  have going” says Guild members Cheryl Purvis.

The sewing bee  is  on  site at the BCNE ( atrium of Kin Centre)  and visitors can learn more about quilts in general  and  the special project  the guild members  are undertaking “We are doing Canada quilts as a tribute to our veterans  and to the families of our  fallen soldiers.

The Canada theme features  blocks with the maple leaf,  or scenes that reflect Canadian life,  such as inukshuks, moose,  northern lights  and the RCMP. “Another one  we’ve done has the maple leaf, with the word ‘Canada’ written into it” says Purvis “basically  (the quilts) something that says Canada to your heart and is a tribute to our country.”

The P.G. Quilters Guild hasn’t just been working on this  special project,  Purvis says last year they donated  approximately 150 quilts to  charities in Prince George “We donate to the neo-natal intensive care unit ”  and  during the recent evacuation of Williams Lake,  they provided more than 500 pillowcases  for use in the group lodging at both the College of New Caledonia  and the Northern Sport Centre.





The quilts look beautiful Cheryl! Thank you PG Quilters Guild for making such a positive impact in the community :)

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