Quilts giving comfort

Nick Seebruch
Quilts giving comfort
The Cornwall Comfort Quilters show off their latest projects at the Care Centre (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall Comfort Quilts lined one of the hallways at the Care Centre with some of their most recently completed patterns.

The quilters made around 20 new quilts all together and had the chance to try new techniques and patterns.

The quilts were completed between October and Christmas and they were hung up in one of the hallways of the Care Centre on Jan. 30 to celebrate.

The Cornwall Comfort Quilters have between 30 and 40 active members. The quilts they create are for cancer patients, they are also given to CHEO and the Northern Mission. Each quilt is probably around 40 hours of labour estimates Nicole McIntyre, a member of the group.

“We’re all quilters and we have a few beginners,” said Laura LeBoeuf who helped coordinate the latest project. “This new project allowed us to learn some new techniques and to have some fun. We have fun around quilting.”

Cornwall Comfort Quilters offer a free service for cancer patients. A person suffering from cancer who has never received a quilt before can come to the Cornwall Comfort Quilters at the Care Centre on the corner of Second St. and Marlborough St. and pick a Comfort Quilt for themselves.

Last year, the Comfort Quilters gave away 160 quilts for cancer patients across Canada.

The Comfort Quilters accept donations of material. They meet the last Wednesday of every month, but LeBoeuf says that there is usually someone in their work space.

Joining the Comfort Quilters costs a one-time $25 membership fee.

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