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“Be strong and of good courage,
do not be afraid,
nor dismayed
for the Lord
is with you
wherever
you go”
- Joshua 1:9


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Victoria's Quilts Canada provides handmade quilts to people with cancer in Canada. By providing these quilts, we hope to bring physical comfort to those dealing with cancer as well a spiritual comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their struggle.


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Quilts delivered

Year No. of Quilts Running Total
1999 16 16
2000 36 52
2001 458 510
2002 694 1,204
2003 930 2,134
2004 1,149 3,283
2005 1,604 4,887
2006 2,392 7,279
2007 2,724 10,003
2008 3,294 13,297
2009 3,760 17,057
2010 4,175 21,232
2011 4,910 26,140
2012 5,571 31,713
2013 4,989 36,702
2014* 4,185 40,887
* to October 30, 2014

Our organization now comprises over 1,100 volunteers in Ottawa and in 25 communities across Canada. The quilts we provide are made by individual quilters who work independently, or in groups in a team setting similar to the quilting bees of times past. Our volunteers make and distribute more than 480 quilts per month, on average, and, over the past fourteen years we've delivered over 40,000 quilts to people with cancer across the country.

Our work is generously supported by our corporate sponsors, who help by donating or discounting their products and services, and by making financial grants and donations. Community groups and organizations also support our program through financial contributions to the National Office and to the Branches. However, the major source of our funds are donations from private individuals, who are often the recipients of our quilts, and their families and friends. As we do not have any paid staff, we rely solely on the generosity of these donations and that of our volunteers to carry out our mission.


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2014 Raffle Winners


The draw for our 2014 Raffle took place October 18, 2014 and we'd like to congratulate the winners!

The first quilt prize, Beautiful in Blue (appraised at $1,800) was won by Sue Cherry.

Second prize, Calendar Quilt (appraised at $1,200) was won by Irene Lafleche.

The third prize, a quilt rack (valued at $250) goes to Adele Leroux, while the fourth prize, a Child's Wall Hanging (valued at $100) was won by Anne Walsh.


Victoria's Quilts Canada would like to sincerely thank all the people who purchased tickets; the volunteers who sold tickets, both publicly and privately; and the people and organizations who allowed us to sell tickets from their locations.

This year's raffle raised over $8800, which will help us continue providing physical and spiritual comfort to people with cancer in Canada -- one quilt at a time!

Again, congratulations to our winners. (Photos of the winners receiving their prizes to come soon! Quilt photos are below)

First prize
First prize - Quilt (Beautiful in Blue)

Second prize
Second prize - Quilt (Calendar Quilt)

Third prize
Third prize - Quilt rack

Solid oak quilt rack with three rungs to display your treasures. Made by the husband of one of our members.
Fourth prize
Fourth prize - A Child’s Wall Hanging

Lovely wall hanging suitable for a child’s room.


We'd like to hear from you.

Our Guestbook was discontinued earlier this year and we are working on a replacement. Until then, please send your comments to enquiries@victoriasquiltscanada.com.

Comments submitted before the Guestbook closed down can still be viewed, however, by going to Guestbook. For more recent comments, please visit 2014 Testimonials.



Last updated: November 10, 2014
 

To request a quilt for someone with cancer


We need to know:


• The recipient's name
• Their address, with postal code
• Their telephone number
• Your name
• Your address
• Your telephone number
• Optional message on enclosed card (max 10 words).


Simply send an email to request a quilt. You will receive a confirmation email within a few days.


If you do not receive such an email, please call us at the telephone number below, or send a note to:


454 - 1568 Merivale Rd
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 5Y7


Telephone:
(613) 843-9212


Your request will be placed on our recipients list and as soon as a quilt becomes available, it will be sent out.


Thanks for stopping by!