COVID-19 can’t silence avid stitchers

Borden and Radisson News

A donation from the Borden Firefighters will be going for special equipment, such as a specialized wheelchair or other needs, at Borden Care Home, as a Smart TV had previously been donated.

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The Cotton Pickin’ Quilters had another busy year in 2020, making attractive quilts for the needy. In spite of COVID-19 restrictions that shut down group sewing in March, they managed to sew up a total of 88 adult and youth quilts by mid-December. The quilts were distributed to Interval House, North Battleford, Sanctum 1.5, Beautiful Feet Ministries and Salvation Army in Saskatoon. Six of the quilts were given to a family of refugees who will be arriving in Saskatoon in 2021. They also made 15 dog/cat pillows.

The International Programs of Canadian Lutheran World Relief have been revised and they no longer send quilts and layettes overseas. Baby items that were gathered by St. Paul Lutheran Women in 2020 were given to Sanctum 1.5 and Interval House in North Battleford.

In the fall the group had a presentation from guest missionary Clair Ziolkowski, who distributes Little Dresses for Africa and last year the ladies, along with Hafford ladies, were able to send 168 little dresses with him as well as quilts, baby items and some fabric. Earlier in the year, 52 little dresses were sent to Baja, Mexico.

The mitten tree was put up in the church during November and December and 76 toques, 16 pairs mittens and 12 scarves were collected and given to Interval House in North Battleford.

The Cotton Pickin’ Quilters plan to continue meeting in the basement of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Radisson on Wednesday afternoons through the winter of 2021. They all wear masks and practice social distancing to keep everyone safe. They appreciate all the material that has been donated and they enjoy working together to produce items that provide comfort and warmth to others.

The quilting ladies have decided to have a quilt raffle in the fall of 2021 and they have two beautiful quilts already made and on display in the church basement. Tickets will be on sale later in the summer with the proceeds going to buy special materials and tools needed to carry on the production of more blankets. In the past they have also given blankets to the Radisson/Borden first responders.



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