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Quilters Call to Action: Quilts for Broncos
On Friday April 6, 2018 the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team players and staff were on their way to a play-off game when their team bus was in a collision with a semi-truck trailer in rural Saskatchewan. The incident and aftermath has rocked our province and communities across Canada.
Some say that there are six degrees of separation that connect every person in the world. I think it’s safe to say that in Saskatchewan, we are connected by one degree of separation. We are a province in shock and mourning.
As quilters and makers we are able to show love and appreciation by pouring our hearts and souls into handmade items. These items are meant to show love, give comfort, and are a tangible reminder that we care.
The local quilters of Humboldt and Melfort will be making a player’s quilt for each of the 29 players/staff or families of players/staff that were on the bus.
The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild is honoured to support Humboldt’s local quilt store Haus of Stitches and Prairie Patchwork Quilt Guild in making ‘Quilts for Broncos’.
The call for quilts comes for the others impacted by the events.
Including: Billet families, First Responders, EMT, RCMP, Fire, Broncos Staff and Board members, and many others impacted in the communities of Humboldt and Tisdale.
The current estimate is that they will need 200+ quilts.
Quilters are encouraged to make blocks, quilt tops, or finished quilts.
The deadline for blocks/tops/quilts to be received is Friday May 18th.
Block: the block shown below made 12.5″ unfinished (12″ finished)
Colours: Any combination of the team colours:
Green, Dark Green, Gold, Black, and White.
Arrange and mix up the colours as you wish!
Check the instagram #quiltsforbroncos to see what everyone else is making!
Quilt Construction: Tops should be 3 blocks across, 4 blocks long with a border to finish at a lap size quilt (48×60″).
***Quilt Size: finished quilt size at approx. 48×60″
Label: Special labels with a Broncos logo are being made by a t-shirt shop in Humboldt. The labels will be applied by the Humboldt quilters.
***Mail / Drop-Off:
Please mail blocks/tops/quilts to:
Haus of Stitches
PO Box 2458
Courier Street Address:
Haus of Sitches
626 Main Street
Mailing from outside of Canada:
First: Thank You International Quilters!! Second: When you fill out the customs portion of your shipping label, please consider somehow putting “GIFT”. If you only put a monetary value your parcel could arrive with a customs amount owing. As per the Canada Border Services Webiste a “GIFT” can be valued at a maximum of $60 and should include a note or card (in the parcel) stating that it is a gift.
Saskatoon, SK Drop-off:
Periwinkle Quilting & Beyond – 912 Broadway Avenue – will be accepting blocks/tops/quilts.
4-40 Quilt Shop – 440 4 St E – will be accepting blocks/tops/quilts.
Melfort, SK Drop-off:
Quarter Inch Quilt Shop – 202 Main Street – will be accepting blocks/tops/quilts.
Edmonton, AB Drop-off:
Johnson’s Sewing Centre & Quilter’s Dream – two locations – 10736 -124 Street or 4359 -99 Street – will be accepting blocks/tops/quilts.
Sherwood Park, AB Drop-off:
Lori’s Country Cottage – 250-130 Broadway Blvd – will be accepting blocks/tops/quilts.
Nanaimo, BC Drop-off:
Snip & Stitch Sewing Centre – 1-4047 Norwell Drive – will be accepting blocks/tops/quilts.
*Long Arm Quilting Volunteers
Bernice Kuntz – Regina, SK, is donating her long arm quilting services for your donated quilt top. Please provide the backing and batting with the top. For more information please contact via email at: email@example.com
***Contact / Questions:
Due to an overwhelming response please consider emailing, instead of phoning, Haus of Stitches at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or wish to make contact.
We are now shutting down the comments section of this webpage and ask that you send any questions to the Humboldt quilters via Haus of Sitches. They also have started a Facebook page called “Quilts for Broncos”, we will share the page on our social media.
Donations of fabric, batting, backing, thread, or monetary donations toward these items, are greatly appreciated and should be sent to Haus of Stitches in Humboldt.
Haus of Stitches is now able to accept monetary donations over the phone. The shop phone number is (306) 682-0772. Any fund left over from quilt related expenses will be donated to the Broncos.
Pictures from other Quilters?
Instagram: search #quiltsforbroncos
Facebook: put #quiltsforbroncos in your search bar on Facebook
Be sure to use this hash tag on your Instagram and Facebook posts so that others can find your Broncos work!
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