Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Slabs are Rolling In

Mr. Rogers is quoted as saying, When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me; 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”

I often wonder if Mr. Rogers' mother was a quilter.

It is simply amazing the compassion and generosity that quilters show to those in need.   It really defines who we are, and makes us proud to be part of such a caring community.

The devastation in Calgary continues and thanks to Cheryl Arkinson and her wonderful idea of 'Just One Slab', quilters have a place to send their 'slab' blocks and quilt tops.   

Here is an accumulation of 29 'slab' blocks and 24 lap size quilt tops from the Happy Quilters group from Gore Bay ON, and Island Quilters Guild from Manitoulin Island ON.  

Do you have pictures or a story about what you are doing for Calgary?  Or for Lac-Mégantic, Quebec?
Please send it to


  1. I don't know if she was a quilter, but she was a knitter. She made several of the sweaters he wore on the show. I am sure she put her needles together to help someone. Creators are generous people.

  2. Slab blocks are so much fun to make. It is like eating chips, you can't have just one. ;)