The Amsterdam Quilt

amsterdamSeveral years ago Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver received quilts from Community Quilts. They raffled one of them in order to raise money towards a new van for their facility. Their raffle netted $300. Last year they asked if we could give them another quilt which they would raffle to add to their Van fund. Fore Shore Quilters (a satellite group of LGQG formed 12 years ago) decided to take on this project.

The pattern chosen was a free pattern from Cloud9 fabrics titled the Amsterdam Quilt. We decided to each make two blocks so we would have enough blocks for two quilts. A palette of Batik for the tulips and leaves with a white background was chosen. Helen Jorgensen quilted the quilt to be given to Cedarview and Karen Munro did the binding.

The members of Fore Shore Quilters are Anita Jones-Gould, Anne Pelton, Anne Read, Betty Clark, Dianne Ritter, Glennis Wilkinson, Helen Jorgensen, Jan Callow, Joan Herrin, Karen Munro, Laurie Cunningham, Rebecca Skiffington, Trudy Jaskela, Susan Lum and Vicky Digby.

The second quilt top was given to Community Quilts. Rita Douglas is quilting it and it will eventually be given to a charitable organization as a raffle quilt.

Trudy Jaskela

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