I’ve received several messages requesting more info on the quilts that are needed.
The first note is that any sized quilts are needed. Whole families have been displaced from the Lytton Fire. The largest wildfires are now burning outside of Kamloops and many hundreds more households have been evacuated. They were going to evacuation shelters in Salmon Arm and Enderby. Those shelters are now full and people are being sent to Kelowna and Chilliwack. As of now neither of the fires within 10 miles of me have necessitated alerts or evacuations.
I am collecting quilts and will go to Kamloops at the end of the month to deliver them to a wonderful woman who is co-ordinating the distribution of the quilts. If you would like me to take your donations, just drop me an email for my address or to arrange a meeting. Quilt Schmilt@gmail.com
The note below was posted on a website and has the addresses of several quilt shops that are accepting donations.
Quilts for Wildfire Victims
We are collecting quilts for people who have been affected by the wildfires in BC. Some of the relocated people from Lytton are currently visiting the Chilliwack Friendship Centre and Heather would like to do a delivery to those people at the end of July. She will be picking up quilts at Tom’s Sewing Centre on Wed July 28. If you have a quilt please drop it off as soon as possible as we do not have enough for this delivery yet.
We want to say thank you to the people who have already donated. Note from Heather McArthurDear fellow quilters, As you will undoubtedly have heard by now, the entire village of Lytton, BC was consumed by a raging wildfire just a few days ago. My heart breaks at this sad news, knowing that over 400 people have lost their homes, their livelihoods, their beloved pets, and even their lives. Together with Heather Fagervik of Heather’s Fabric Shelf in Kamloops, I am organizing quilts to be donated to the victims of the Lytton (and other Interior BC) fires, and hope you can help us. If you would like to donate one or more new or nearly new (but in excellent condition) quilts, you may drop them off at the following locations before July 28, 2021:
Budget Mini Storage 163 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam. Drop-off hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm
*Please identify your quilts as ‘LYTTON FIRE QUILTS’ when you drop them off*
Tom’s Sewing Centre102 – 8338 120th St.Surrey, BCHours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday 9:30 – 5pm
Tom’s Sewing – Burnaby Sewing Centre6190 KingswayBurnaby, BCHours: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10am – 5pm
Countryfolk Fabrics5 – 45802 Luckakuck WayChilliwack, BCHours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:30am – 5pm
Heather’s Fabric Shelf#15-1800 Tranquille Rd.Kamloops, BCHours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Katja’s Quilt ShopUnit 101 – 1967 Trans Canada Hwy E Kamloops, BCHours: Monday – Saturday 10:00-4:00
Linda’s Quilt Shoppe#114-948 McCurdy Road (by The Brick)Kelowna, BC Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9am-5pm
Note: You may wish to add a label to your quilt, but it is not necessary. If you choose to add a label, please include your name, date, location, and your guild name – if you belong to a guild. If you have any questions, please contact me: Heather McArthurPort Coquitlam, BCshutupandquilt@telus.netCell: 604-290-3454 Thank you for caring, and thank you for your support
4 thoughts on “Quilts for Wildfire Victims”
So many fires this year!! Here in Reno it feels as though all we are breathing is smoke!! We have fires going north and south of us, so it doesn’t seem to matter which way the wind blows, we get it. Oregon and Washington are on fire as well as Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Wyoming and the Dakotas!! According to the U.S. Wildfire Map, there are 1,254 fires in the USA at this time. Praying for all affected!! So glad my daughter no longer works as a wildland firefighter!!
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Hi Susan. It’s been a bad year for sure. This week is when our wildfire season usually starts. As of earlier today we have over 300 fires burning in just our Province so I can for sure commiserate with you about breathing smoke. Our firefighters are real heroes. I’m happy for you that you don’t need to stress over having a daughter doing such dangerous work. Hope you are doing well and had a good trip. 😄
Carol, I will work on this when I return from Minnesota….I hope we can send from the US.
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Hi Kathleen. That would be so wonderful! Of course you can send from America. It would be so appreciated. Enjoy your trip to Minnesota. I’m looking forward to the day we can travel 😉