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Quilters still stitching for VSPCR


By Anne Laroche

PHOTO COURTESY ANNE LAROCHE

The Hudson Village Quilters are adapting to the pandemic limitations and continue to produce their beautiful, colourful creations of more than a dozen quilts destined for the residents at the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence.

With COVID-19’s arrival, social distancing and limiting our contacts is now the norm and one group of ladies who’ve been busy, even though they can’t meet in person, are the Hudson Village Quilters.

This group has been as active as ever meeting online and working on more than a dozen quilts to be donated to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence (VSPCR) here in Hudson. These quilts were requested by the VSPCR as replacements for some of the 27 bed quilts given when the residence opened 15 years ago. One of the members of the quilting group visited the residence, saw the need, and took on the challenge of coordinating this new project. Various members are involved at different stages of the project and we hope to have them ready by the end of this year.


The Hudson Village Quilters began monthly meetings in 1997. The purpose of the group remains simple – To share our knowledge and love of quilting. Our members (many of whom are bilingual) range from beginners to experts, and come from as far away as Montreal and Ottawa. All are enthusiastic about sharing techniques, tips, information, and friendships. New members are warmly welcomed. Note there is no charge during the time we are meeting virtually or until we can meet in person.


During the restrictions caused by COVID-19, we are meeting virtually through Zoom meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of the month. Details of the Zoom connection are sent to HVQ members in the monthly newsletter two weeks prior to each meeting. Not to worry if you don’t know how to use Zoom, there is a call-in telephone option too.

If you are looking for virtual companionship and learning new skills during this unusual time and would like to join our group, please write to us at hudsonvillagequilters@gmail.com or call Anne Laroche at (450) 458-5926.

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