Nelson quilters show off some of the work they are donating to fire victims. Photo: Submitted

Nelson quilters show off some of the work they are donating to fire victims. Photo: Submitted

Nelson quilters put their needles together for Lytton victims

The group has donated 125 quilts to people displaced by fires in B.C.

Submitted by Kootenay Romanian Relief Organization Canada

The women’s quilting group working out of the Nelson First Baptist Church is shipping 125 quilts to fire victims from Lytton and elsewhere in B.C.

The quilts will be distributed by the Salvation Army Community Life Centre in Kelowna.

This group has been making quilts for over 30 years. It was started by Mr. Story and Mrs. Shindel for the orphans and poor in Romania, and has shipped over 2,000 quilts to Romania and a few to Africa since its start. Many local ladies have worked each Tuesday out of two rooms in the church.

Today there is a group of about six-to-seven regular quilters there to carry on the work. As needs arise from disasters, they are right at the front to lend a hand.

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