There is a group that makes quilts for the fallen officers, and another group that makes quilts for the officers who are veterans, but who makes quilts for those First Responders that are injured or disabled that are not veterans? We do. Our First Responders have a very special place in our hearts and we want to make sure they know that Canadians do care.
We currently do Special Request quilts made up of 20 squares that reflect the officer’s favourite colours and interests. These are hand cross stitched, machine embroidered, appliqué, or pieced quilt blocks that are then turned into unique quilts. They are given to the recipient free of charge. Because these are hand made and personalized, they do take time to complete.
Our quilters also do a monthly block party where they make spare blocks that are turned into emergency quilts. Not all of our recipients can wait the 1 year average it takes us to fully craft a customized quilt!
If you know of a First Responder that needs one of our quilts, you are welcome to fill out one of our nomination forms and we will work with you. We do have emergency quilts available as well.