THE BATTLEFORDS — Rivers Edge Quilters received a grant from SaskEnergy this year. The grant will be used to purchase materials for the guild to make and distribute quilts throughout the community.
At this time, the guild has distributed more than 40 quilts to five groups. We know each group could use more, as many families are in need.
Because of the grant, members will purchase supplies to continue donating quilts to Early Childhood Intervention Program. These quilts provide comfort for the children. They are often called “dragon” quilts, because they can drag them anywhere.
Kids First is always needing quilts. They service about 70 families in the Battlefords area, so the quilts are greatly appreciated.
Battlefords Interval House can always use quilts. They use them on the beds and give the small ones to the kids for comfort and cuddling. Women and children that use Interval House need safety and comfort.
Canadian Mental Health has a varied range of clients who are always in need of covers and comfort. Nothing is nicer than feeling the warmth of a quilt.
The Immigration Resource Centre love getting the new quilts for Canada’s newest people. How wonderful to be greeted with a beautiful handmade quilt to keep you warm.
We also donate dog blankets to the humane society, placemats to meals on wheels, and to families who have suffered tragedies.
Through the SaskEnergy grant we hope to make and donate more quilts next year. The people that receive these quilts truly appreciate them. Thank you, SaskEnergy.