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Fort Quilters serve the Fort Macleod community

Fort Quilters

Fort Quilters donated $500 to the Fort Macleod Hospital Auxiliary. From left: Emily Douglas and Dorothy Asuchak of the hospital auxiliary and Jackie Burrows and Dee Coma of Fort Quilters.

The Fort Quilters had their first meeting Feb. 10, 1997 with 11 members.
After 16 years the guild is still going strong and puts on an annual quilt show at The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police, attends other quilt shows and workshops in the area and raffles a quilt each year.
The $15,000 that has been raised by the raffle has been donated to Fort Macleod Fire Department, Jesse Smith, Macleod Pioneer Lodge resident’s council, Kids in Need, Fort Macleod Handibus Society, the community hall society, RCMP Centennial library, fire victims, hospital foundation, Santa Claus Parade, Kids First, Empress Theatre, community support beds and the playground committee.
Finished quilts have also been donated to the Peter Craig MS fund-raiser, the Fort Museum, the F.P. Walshe school grad class, hospital foundation and the community support beds.
The $2 raffle tickets can be purchased from any guild member or at Mereski Jewellers.
If anyone wishes to join or wants more information they can call Dee Coma at 403-553-3302 or Jackie Burrows at 403-553-3410.

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