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 for all the quilted items and flannelette backing for the NICU quilts.
In 2017, 531 quilts were donated to the community. 220 quilts were donated to the NICU and 271 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. 15 bed sized quilts were donated to SOFIA House, 6 to 4 Directions and 19 to women with advanced cancer. 246 quilted placemats are donated in December to RQHR Home Care Meals-on Wheels program and 182 colourful pillowcases are donated to the 3 Regina women’s shelters. This year we donated 27 fidget quilts to Regina’s long term care facilities for use by residents with dementia and visual impairments and 49 activity bags to classrooms with students with autism spectrum disorder. All the scraps of fabric and batting were put into a large number of pet beds and donated the Regina Humane Society.
If you wish to donate fabric that is 100% cotton to Connecting Threads, please phone Marlene @ 306-586-5346 or Shelby @ 306-584-2748.