Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Walk to Brock #6

After grabbing the plane in Fort McMurray we landed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with its average 2380.8 hours of sunshine per year and more Tim Hortons per capita than in any other city in Canada. Also, it probably has the only perogie drive thru in Canada. Some famous people from Saskatoon include Joni Mitchell (musician), Farley Mowat (author) and Gordie Howe (former NHL player). 

 Saskatoon Quilters Guild is a CQA/ACC member guild and this is their website.

When reporting their February inches, Osoyoos, B.C noted that one of their Snowbirds contributed 6600 inches by making fifty baby blankets for an orphanage in Bolivia. How awesome is that?  A sub-group of the Niagara Heritage Quilt Guild, ON, called "Project Smile, make quilts for kids with cancer. Since September they delivered 89 quilts for a total of 26,128 inches. Whoot, whoot!  And from Timmins ON: We’re doing a special “bring a friend” and show and tell night in March so looking to collect lots of inches there!!!

Several guilds reported something similar to the following; “We were very pleased to receive a letter and fat quarter from the Inuvik guild thanking us for our participation. That was really nice of them to do that. Their enclosed information brochures were tempting us for a future visit.”  Thanks Inuvik guild!

NEWS FLASH:  We had extend the deadline for our walk to get to Brock. Our route is a HUGE challenge so we will count inches until June 11/2014 – the opening day of Quilt Canada 2014.
So - keep ‘em coming!

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