Oak Hill's Care 4 You QuiltersPublished: September 18, 2019
This Summer, Oak Hill's Women to Women group continued to support women by hosting several classes, including sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, gardening, and languages.
In addition to teaching classes, the women participate in a quilting group called Care 4 You Quilters. Twice a month, the group gets together to make encouragement quilts for individuals undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
The quilts are lap-sized and come with a matching bag so that they can be conveniently taken to their treatments. Also included with the quilt is a hand-written card and a book called, “Where is God When It Hurts”, provided by Centre Street Church. Since 2009, the group has donated an amazing 118 quilts.
“My favourite thing about making the quilts is working with a group of women who enjoy quilting and knowing the encouragement it gives to those who receive them. We are very blessed to have received so many fabric donations and wool over the summer months. They’ll be invaluable in our quilting, sewing and knitting programs this fall and winter.” says Irene Edwards, one of the founders of the program.
Oak Hill’s Women to Women program will be holding an open house on Wednesday, October 2 in Unit 134 at Oak Hill Estates. Other women who are interested in meeting and befriending their neighbours in the Oak Hill community while learning new skills are encouraged to visit.
“All that attendees need to bring is their smiles! We can’t wait to meet the new women in our community,” says Irene.