Laurel Murray (left), Gayle Christianson, Linda Allan and Kathy Dewar show of the many bags made by the guild. Max Winkelman photos.

Quilters donate over 30 bags to Women’s Centre

‘I think we just had around 20 last year, so a lot more bags’

The Cariboo Calico Quilters donated over 30 bags made by their members to the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society.

“I think we just had around 20 last year, so a lot more bags,” says Laurel Murray, a group member. “We also collect food and cosmetic type things… They have a little pamphlet that they send out with things that they’re looking for.”

They consider it a very worthwhile cause with women helping women, says Murray.

“We can all kind of sympathize if we were in that position right what we would need.”

The group had a single day workshop in October and then they had some members take fabric home to make more bags. Some members also made some on other regular quilting days.

They’re pretty pleased with how many bags they managed to make.

“This is awesome.”

The group has had a lot of donated fabric lately, she says.

“It was nice that we had a lot that we could pull from our resources here.”

The other donations included food, cosmetics and other items.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Save Our Summer concert tour coming to Ashcroft, Clinton, Lytton

Los Borrachos embarks on first Canadian tour to bring free concerts to B.C. communities

Wheels in motion for mountain biking trail project near Clinton

Project to provide immediate employment while resulting in new trail on Jesmond Mountain

Bridge Lake woman wins quintennial quilt

Andrea Glatz lucky winner Log Cabin Quilters (LCQ) quintennial Quilt Show draw.

Donex Pharmacy sells $50,000 scratch ticket

Clinton’s Sharon Holland is $50,000 richer thanks to a Super Crossword Scratch… Continue reading

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Horvat scores 2 as Vancouver Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in NHL playoff opener

Game 2 in best-of-seven series goes Friday night

Funding to support early reclamation work at acid leaking B.C. mine

B.C. Government committing up to $1.575 million for Tulsequah Chief Mine site

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

B.C. to hire 500 more COVID-19 contact tracers ahead of fall

Contract tracers add an ‘extra layer’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Money can be used to battle food insecurity and support children and mental health

Most Read