The world is still grappling with the impacts of a global pandemic, and Nova Scotia will be forever changed by the events of April 18 and 19, 2020.
It was our honour and pleasure to receive hundreds of finished quilts, and to partner with local services in the Truro region to distribute these treasured items. No words could suffice to thank all involved.
This article by Carla Allen of the Saltwire Network describes the endeavour.
In order to show love and support to the victims’ families and first responders from the recent tragedy in our province, the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild in Halifax, Nova Scotia is collecting quilts to be distributed. As makers we turn to making not only to provide comfort to others, but also to process our own emotions, to work through grief, to help ourselves to heal. We invite you to join us in this journey.
We are suggesting Nova Scotia blue and white themed quilts - throw to twin sizes. There are no required patterns for making your quilts, however we do have some suggestions:
Here are some links to recommended quilt patterns and some local quilt shops. We want to contribute to small businesses during these tough times as well.
Thank you in advance for your support of this endeavor. We know that the impacts of this tragedy are deep and far reaching but we hope these quilts will bring a little comfort to the families of the victims.