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Below are some comments received by Victoria's Quilts Canada. Where requested, the names of the submitters have been edited to protect their privacy.

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2018

January

"The New Brunswick Branch of Victoria's Quilts Canada owns one long-arm quilting machine and it needed a new circuit board. We were originally told the cost of the repair would be about $2000 and that it was not covered under warranty. Global did a story on our need for help last night [January 22] on the 6 o'clock news. We were inundated with offers of donations this morning. We even had an RBC branch offer to cover the entire $2000 repair. Even better the guy from Singer called to say he thinks we can get it covered under warranty now. We must be making a difference in some lives, or so many people wouldn't have come forward to help. It is nice to know that when we reach out there are lots of folks willing to come to our aid."
– Jane Sunderland, Moncton NB
(Response to Global News article, January 23, 2018: NB quilting group that combats cancer may shut down)

"I just received my quilt from the Ottawa branch. It is so beautiful and I cannot believe that someone would do this for a complete stranger!!! It has been a difficult year going through surgery and chemo and radiation, but with the support of good friends, relatives and complete strangers I did it! Thank you to the volunteers and thank you to my amazing friends, the Callahan Cross family, for referring me to your program. After reading the poem and verse I cried. Thanks again for making the lives of people with cancer so much brighter!!"
– Paula Leblanc, Dartmouth NS

"Thank you for the lovely quilt for my mother. After her death, we donated the beautiful quilt to palliative care at the local hospital. Again thank you!"
– Jane McDonald, Saint John NB

"I received a quilt as a Christmas gift in December 2017. I have been sewing since l was about 6 years old and over the past 75+ years, have taken many sewing courses. The quality of materials used and the stitching of my quilt is excellent! You can see that the makers of these quilts put love in every stitch."
– Kathy Alcock, Kenora ON

"The quilt she received was warmly welcomed and used often while she was alive. Now it hangs in the hallway by her sons' bedroom reminding them each night, as they go to bed, of the warm and kind woman she was. Symbols of her around mean so very much. Thank you for the ongoing legacy of memories and meaning your quilt will have in the years to come."
– Carolyn Klassen, Winnipeg MN

Updated: January 23, 2018