Southeast woman quilting to help make dreams come true

Megan Anderson of Carlyle is working on a special charity project for the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation.

She was tagged by a friend on Facebook about an appeal for quilts that were especially needed by the Make a Wish Foundation. The Saskatchewan chapter is located in Saskatoon and Anderson knew that she could be of great help to the worthy cause. The Make a Wish Foundation provides a quilt to each child that is helped by the charity.

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Anderson’s interest in quilting began at an early age, watching her grandmother quilt. Anderson always had an interest in the craft, starting in retail fabric store Sew and Sews in Carnduff, which at the time she worked casually. She joined the Bits and Pieces Quilting Club in Carlyle about 15 years ago, never losing her adoration of her grandmother’s crafting skills. She began working for Sew and Sews in Carlyle about five years ago and is very thankful to Bev Thompson who taught her how to refine her quilting skills.

With her keen interest in quilting, she contacted the Make a Wish Foundation and began organizing to come up with a quilt donation. The first hurdle she had to jump was finding a way to get the quilts to Saskatoon, which was easily overcome without any delay to her desire to help out.

Setting a lofty goal of 50 quilts, comfortable in having many contacts through her place of work and connections to the quilting club, she starting the project in mid-February of this year and was planning to complete the project by March 28.

Due to the pandemic that plan changed when all non-essential businesses closed, causing her to change the completion date twice. It is now scheduled for May 28.

At this time she has already collected 13 quilts and realizes the goal of 50 is possibly unobtainable. Every quilt that is supplied will go to a great cause and the effort will be well received and expressly appreciated.

She is collecting the quilts at her place of work, Sew and Sews in Carlyle, which reopened to walk-in traffic on Tuesday. Any quilts being donated must be unused and made of new, non-recycled fabric and specifically twin-sized.


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