Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quilts for Chernobyl

For the past several years, the Thousand Islands Quilters' Guild has been making quilts for the orphanages in Belarus, the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster in 1987. 102 quilts were made in 2006 and 115 quilts in 2007. These quilts are distributed to the orphanages by Canadian Aid for Chernobyl which is based in Brockville, Ontario.

Most of the quilts are made from a simple design that is machine pieced and quilted in such a way that each quilt is reversible. Here is a picture of one of the recently completed quilts.

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