Despite the many pressures leading up to the holiday season, members of the West Island Quilters Guild found time to make a difference in their community. They recently presented Shelley Hayden, Outreach Coordinator for Volunteer West Island, with 181 handmade quilted placemats that were donated to VWI’s Meals on Wheels clients. There are 13 volunteer-run Meals on Wheels kitchens in the West Island that provide a healthy nutritious meals to seniors twice a week. The meals help seniors stay in their own homes and break isolation. Gifts such as those from the WI Quilters Guild bring special pleasure.
The West Island Quilters Guild was founded in 1998. With over 40 members, the quilters meet twice a month at the Church of the Resurrection in Pointe Claire. They do more than just quilt. They share their talents and generous spirit by creating beautiful handmade works, such as these placemats, for others. These thoughtful gifts brighten the days of the many recipients and exemplify the meaning of community spirit.
Photo: From left to right: Gina Mai Simmons, Pat Bradley, Volunteer West Island’s Shelley Hayden, Liette Cote, Barbara Fowler, Diana Pope, Louise Saulnier, Carole Fortugno, Andree Claveau Hoyer, Marie Josee Glass and Ginette Desilets.
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…time to help others www.cabvwi.org