• James Armstrong

Stitching a quilt together raises funds for local charity


PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG

Hudson Village Quilters President presents NOVA Hudson Executive Director Judy Tellier with a cheque for $2000, a welcome donation to the non-profit community health organization.

NOVA Executive Director Judy Tellier was on hand to receive the donation from HVQ President Phyllis Moody.

“Thank you so much for this,” said Tellier. “It will be put to good use because our client list is growing. Our citizens are aging and we now have four nurses that are busy all the time.”

As the group applauded, Tellier said with a laugh, “I’ve been saying it for years, when I retire, I’m going to join your group.”

One of the quilters noted that numerous quilts had been made by the organization and donated to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence (VSPCR). She suggested that a similar donation to NOVA could be helpful.

“That might be a good idea for the hospital beds we provide,” responded Tellier.

The quilters raised the funds for the donation by selling raffle tickets for a quilt they created to display at their annual show held at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre at the beginning of May. “We sold tickets before and during the show,” said member Karen Bradley.

The quilters were gathered in the basement of Wyman Memorial United Church on Wednesday morning to make the presentation, elect some new officers for their organization, and to take a look at the results of an in-house quilting competition. “The challenge was to make a crib-size quilt out of a piece material drawn at random from a bag, sight unseen,” said Bradley. Each participating member donated a piece of material for the challenge. The first place challenge winner was Line Piché, followed by Barbara Karim in second place and Margaret Hickman holding third place.

“It’s absolutely amazing the designs they came up with,” Bradley observed.

The group holds regular meetings on the third Wednesday of the month from September to June in the basement of Wyman Memorial United Church, 513 Main Road, Hudson from 9 a.m. to noon.

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