Connecting Threads is a group of quilters from the community, the majority of which belong to the Prairie Piecemakers Quilters’ Guild, that meet every Thursday at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre to make items for donation.
Quilt tops are made from donated cotton fabric from our members and the public. Funds raised from the Guild’s quilt raffle are used to purchase quilt batting and flannelette backing for the NICU quilts.
In 2015, 444 quilts were donated to the community. 205 quilts were donated to the NICU and 214 quilts to the Pediatric and Adolescent Units and programs at the Regina General Hospital and Wascana Rehab Centre for kids with terminal and chronic illnesses and those in a traumatic situation. 10 bed sized quilts were donated to SOFIA House and 15 to Kate’s Place. 152 quilted placemats are donated in December to RQHR Home Care Meals-on Wheels program. 300 colourful pillowcases are donated to the 3 Regina women’s shelters in Regina.
In April 2016, the Prairie Piecemakers Quilters’ Guild was selected to receive a grant of $1500 from the Farm Credit Canada Regina Spirit Fund. This money will be used to purchase batting for Connecting Threads.
If you wish to donate fabric that is 100% cotton to Connecting Threads, please phone Marlene @ 306-586-5346 or Shelby @ 306-584-2748.