Victoria's Quilts Canada quilt

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

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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 5,213 41,915
2015 485 42,400
* to January 31, 2015

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.

Our organization now comprises over 1,100 volunteers in Ottawa and in 24 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 400 quilts per month, on average, and, over the past fifteen years we've delivered over 42,000 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.

Latest news

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 was won by Sue Cherry. Second prize, Calendar Quilt was won by Irene Laflèche. The third prize, a quilt rack goes to Adele Léroux, while the fourth prize, a Child's Wall Hanging 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..)

First prize First prize - Quilt (Beautiful in Blue)
Appraised at $1,800

Won by Sue Cherry, Ottawa
Second prize Second prize - Quilt (Calendar Quilt)
Appraised at $1,200

Won by Irene Laflèche, Nepean
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 and valued at $250.

Won by Adele Léroux, Ottawa
Fourth prize Fourth prize - A Child’s Wall Hanging
Lovely wall hanging suitable for a child’s room, worth $100.

Won by Anne Walsh, Ottawa

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

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: February 14, 2015

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

(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!