Saturday, 30 November 2013

Walk To Brock-Update #3

There was an amazing number of inches reported this month – probably because everyone is pushing to get their Christmas quilting done. Can you believe it – we made it to Inuvik! We are going to stay here over Christmas. This is the closest I have been to the North Pole and Santa! 

We came by way of the Dempster Highway and is Canada’s only public highway that crosses the Arctic Circle
Dempster Highway

While we are here, we should visit Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church also known as “The Igloo Church”, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Inuvik.

"Igloo" Church

And for all you gardeners, I think we should visit the Inuvik Community Greenhouse which is the most northern greenhouse in North America and the only one of its kind in the world - converted from an old arena. 

When reporting their inches, the Norfolk QG in Jarvis ON mentioned their “team UFO completion competition” which made a big difference in reducing personal piles of UFOs and increasing their inch count.

Timmins QG says that members are encouraging others members to bring their quilts for show and tell so they can add up their Walk To Brock inches.

At the Manitoba Prairie Quilters one woman brought 34 hand appliquéd baby quilts.

Tunbridge Wells Quilters, from the UK is our only international Guild participating in  this challenge. The group formed in 1985 when Faye joined CQA/ACC to go to the conference in Victoria, BC. She has been to six conferences so far, does the Trend-Tex challenge and plans to come to St. Catharines, ON next year. The 15 member group makes several charity quilts a year including 24” square baby quilts for the preemie unit at the local hospital.

A few of the ladies from the Tunbridge Wells Quilters, UK

Looking forward to seeing how far we get next month.   Keep up the great stitching quilters!


  1. It's terrific that the Tunbridge Wells Quilters from the UK are participating in the Brock walk! Welcome to Canada hope some of them are coming to Brock.
    Thank you for taking pictures along the way. It is great that we can stop and see the sites along the way.

  2. Fabulous we made it this far for Christmas. Love the photos along the way.....places I might never get to.....It was so cool to see the UK ladies, it would be awesome to meet up at Brock. Keep stitching ladies.....

    hugs and stitches - Debbie of Haldimand Quilters Guild