2012 news

September 2012
Congratulations to the Raffle winners

Congratulations to the 3 winners of our 2012 Raffle! The draw was held on September 23, 2012.

The stunning first prize quilt, Stained Glass Beauty, appraised at $2,980, was won by Renee Le Blanc of Ottawa. The equally impressive second prize quilt, Japanese Sunrise, appraised at $1,800, is going home with Donna Wickie of Kinburn, Ontario. The third prize, a handmade, solid-oak quilt rack, valued at $175, was won by Bernice Butler of Almonte, Ontario.

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 about $13,000, which will help us continue providing physical and spiritual comfort to people with cancer in Canada -- one quilt at a time!

Again, congratulations to Renee Le Blanc, Donna Wickie and Bernice Butler. (See quilt photos below.)

June 2012
Thank you Ottawa for your generosity!

Ottawans again demonstrated their generosity in opening up their wallets and pledging almost $9,000 in the 3rd annual Rabbi Bulka Radio-thon, held on Sunday, June 10. Rabbi Bulka dedicated his two-hour program, Sunday Night with Rabbi Bulka, on 580 CFRA as a fundraiser for Victoria's Quilts Canada. Co-hosting the program with the Rabbi was Steve Madely, of Madely in the Morning.

The monies pledged by contributors were generously matched by corporate sponsors, who agreed to match donations over a half-hour period, up to $1,000. Victoria's Quilts Canada would like to thank the four sponsors:

  • Larry Hartman of Hartman's Your Independent Grocers
  • Ion Aimers of Fraser Cafe and ZaZaZa Pizza with Pizazz
  • The Doctors from Bastien, Prizant Optometrists, and
  • Friends Bingo Association.

Our thanks also go to the organizers of the event, those who staffed the phones to take pledges, and those who phoned in to share their stories. And, again, to Rabbi Bulka and Steve Madely for so ably bringing Victoria's Quilts Canada to life on the air.

The funds raised will be used to purchase the raw materials (cotton, flannelette and batting) to make quilts that will be distributed to those with cancer in Canada. As each quilt costs an average of $45 to make and deliver, the $9,000 will help bring physical and spiritual comfort to some 200 people.

May 2012
Join us for the 3rd Annual Rabbi Bulka Radio-thon!

Mark Sunday, June 10, 2012 on your calendars and tune in to Rabbi Reuven Bulka's radio program on CFRA 580 at 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Rabbi Bulka has again generously dedicated his program as a fundraiser for Victoria's Quilts Canada. Joining Rabbi Bulka as co-host will be Steve Madely, host of CFRA's The Madely Files.

Hear from people who deliver quilts, people who have received quilts, and people who make quilts, and learn about the unique perspective of their association with VQC! Do plan to join us! Rabbi Bulka is head of the Congregation Machzikei Hadas in Ottawa.

First prize quilt

First prize

Second prize quilt

Second prize

Third prize

Third prize

May 2012
2012 Raffle - Get your ticket!

This year's raffle quilts are stunning! Make sure you get your tickets, available from Victoria's Quilts Canada members, kiosks, or by contacting us by phone (613) 843-9212.

First Prize - Stained Glass Beauty
This queen-size bed quilt is a stained-glass sampler quilt done in vibrant jewel tones with black "leading". The top was donated. Quilted and bound by Blanche Dunn, President of Victoria's Quilts Canada. This quilt has been appraised at $2,980.

Second Prize - Japanese Sunrise
This is a lap-size quilt done in shades of blues, pinks, purples and yellow/gold. The top was donated. Quilted and bound by Carole Noel-Mills, a member of Victoria's Quilts Canada. This quilt was appraised at $1,800.

Third Prize - Quilt Rack
What a wonderful way to display your quilted treasures. Solid oak, with five rungs. Made by the husband of one of our members. He has been given the title of "Much More than an Honorary Member". This rack is valued at $175.

May 2012
Fashion Show a resounding success!

2012 Fashion Show 2012 Fashion Show

What a great time we had at our annual fashion show. This year, we changed the timing, and held it in the spring, on Saturday, April 14 at the Barrhaven United Church. There were wonderful desserts served with coffee, tea and drinks. We drooled over the offerings at the silent auction. But the best part was seeing the wonderful fashions for spring and summer, presented by Joanne’s of Westgate Mall. There was something for everyone – classic styles for daytime and glamour for evening. All the models were members of Victoria’s Quilts Canada, who chose their own outfits.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Joanne, our Mistress of Ceremonies, who pulled the fashions together, and provided a running commentary on them all. And thank you to our models, who strutted their stuff with great courage. Our thanks also to those who brought the many wonderful desserts. But the greatest thanks go to the many people who attended. Ticket sales were so brisk that we were sold out very quickly. Our apologies to anyone who could not attend for this reason. The ticket sales and silent auction raised over $2,500, which will enable Victoria's Quilts Canada to purchase the supplies necessary to continue making quilts.

Plans are already underway for next year’s show. We look forward to seeing you there! And be sure to get your ticket early!

Updated: May 22, 2015