Saturday, March 24, 2018

Quiltsy Cares March 24-Judith Messenger

Today's Quiltsy Cares charity donation comes from Judith Messenger of FabriArts. Judith lives in Toronto, Canada and donated 2 quilts to Quilts of Valour, Canada.

We asked Judith a few questions about her donations:

What is your charity:

Quilts of Valour, Canada
Quilts of Valour Canada supports injured Canadian Armed Forces members, past and present, with quilts of comfort.  I started making quilts for injured Canadian Armed Forces members back in 2008 and our group became an official part of Quilts of Valour Canada a few years later.  By the end of 2017, QOVC had already surpassed the goal of "10,000 quilts donated by 2018". 

Why is your charity special to you?

I appreciate all that our armed forces members do.  It is touching to read the impact that receiving a quilt can have on the recipients.

What did you donate and any special details about it:

So far this year, I've completed two quilts for QOVC.  The first, Canadian Wave II, was made as part of the "Canada 150" Challenge at Quilts at the Creek (an outdoor quilt show at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto) this summer.  It is my original design (I made a similar one for QOVC in 2015).  Quilt a few of the quilts that were made for the challenge were donated to QOVC at the end of the show!

 The second quilt, "Canadian Valour" is based on a pattern by Pat Lore of the Edmonton and District Quilt Guild.

  I've just finished another scrappy quilt top, soon to be quilted and donated!

Written by Pat Young of PatsPassionQuilteds, Quiltsy Team member since May 2011.


Sally said...

A M A Z I N G ! ! ! Simply love the design and the wonderful cause it's donated to!

Kathy Kinsella said...

Wow, gorgeous quilts (I especially love the first one!) that will be greatly appreciated by those who receive them.

teachpany said...

Those are gorgeous! I know they'll bring lots of warmth to whomever receives it.

Kelly Dee said...

Beautiful quilts and a wonderful donation.

Jennifer said...

What a great donation!