Quilters support Hope agency

Club donates a dozen handmade quilts to victim services

The Hope Quilters have donated a dozen quilts to Hope/Boston Bar Victim Services.

The Hope Quilters are spreading some holiday cheer this month.

The club has donated a dozen handmade quilts to Hope/Boston Bar Victim Services, which will be used by staff when dealing with people, primarily children, who have gone through trauma. The organization doesn’t have the funds to purchase quilts throughout the year and relies solely on donations.

“It’s warm and meant to offer some comfort,” said program manager Marianne Breuckert. “It’s incredibly powerful with the children. It’s a tangible thing they can look at and hold onto.”

The Hope Quilters is made up of about a dozen members, who meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at 345 Raab St. A love for fabric and friendship continues to draw women to the creative, relaxing hobby. The club, which started in 1996, is always looking for new members.

The Hope Quilters get involved with a charity project every year, and have previously donated to Hope Search and Rescue, Canadian Red Cross, Fraser Canyon Hospital auxiliary, Fraser Canyon Hospice Society, and the Hope & Area Transition Society.

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