Quilting Some Comfort
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.