Kamloops quilters offer hand-crafted quilts for Fort Mac residents

By Adam Donnelly
June 28, 2016 - 3:01pm Updated: June 28, 2016 - 5:47pm

KAMLOOPS — The residents of Fort McMurray continue to clean up and take stock of their lives after the forest fire which devastated the community last month. It seems there are efforts to help the community from every corner of Canada, including Kamloops. Heather and her staff at Heather’s Fabric Shelf have been working to help the people of Ft. Mac, in a way unique to their community of quilters.

Heather and her staff put out the call to customers and friends in the quilting community to donate quilts to send up to the northern Alberta town. Over 2400 structures were destroyed by the fire in early May, which was fuelled by unseasonably high temperatures and gusting winds. Heather said once they put the call out, quilters from all over the province responded.

If you have a quilt you’re interested in donating, you can still drop it off at the shop, located in the Brock Shopping Centre, although time is running out, as Heather’s husband will be taking the cargo to Alberta tomorrow.

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