Barriere Community Quilters vow to make quilts for burned out Slave Lake

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(Left) Working on quilts for residenst of Slave Lake are Barriere Community Quilters (l to r) Fran Abbey

(Left) Working on quilts for residenst of Slave Lake are Barriere Community Quilters (l to r) Fran Abbey

The Barriere Community Quilters (BCC) have been working hard at making quilts for the people in Slave Lake, Alberta, who lost their homes in a 2011 wildfire.  Residents their are suffering through a devastating forest fire, just as area communities here did in 2003.

“The outpouring of support we received from Canada and the U.S. in the form of quilts totaling more than 800, was overwhelming,” says quilter Judy Davis, “In some small way we would like to help those people in Slave Lake, as we were helped here in Barriere.”

The BCC group say they are most thankful for all the donations of fabric they have received, and that the free use of the Food Bank facility to work on the quilts is very much appreciated.

Davis also notes, “Working on this project gives our group a lot of enjoyment and fun as we make the quilts for the beds in Slave Lake.”