In *“The Beachcombers” town of Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast of B.C., a new affordable housing project has just been completed to help people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. The Comfort Society (which is a committee within the Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild that looks after donating quilts) reached out to RainCity Housing, who is operating this new facility, to ask if they would like any quilts. The offer was met with enthusiasm and the Guild membership was informed of their need. Our members rose to the occasion and supplied all 40 twin quilts that were required to give every resident a quilt for their bed. All done within 6 weeks.
The Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild started up almost 40 years ago and now has over 100 members. There are six local community quilt groups that are under the “umbrella” of the Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild. We have been using Zoom to conduct our monthly meetings during these Covid times. The silver lining of this type of meeting is that we have had some wonderful speakers that we couldn’t have afforded to bring to our part of the world.
* “The Beachcombers” was a CBC comedy/drama filmed 1972-1990 on the Sunshine Coast particularly around Gibsons.