“Be strong and of
|Year||No. of Quilts||Running Total|
|* 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.
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.
|First prize - Quilt (Beautiful in Blue)
Appraised at $1,800
Won by Sue Cherry, Ottawa
|Second prize - Quilt (Calendar Quilt)
Appraised at $1,200
Won by Irene Laflèche, Nepean
|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 - A Child’s Wall Hanging
Lovely wall hanging suitable for a child’s room, worth $100.
Won by Anne Walsh, Ottawa
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.
• 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
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!