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THE HISTORY OF THE MINING QUILT
1981 – 1983

 

The quilt was started in the fall of 1981.  Members were asked to work on a square using a mining theme, and were urged to complete their squares by the fall of 1982, as the quilting would begin in January of 1983.  Some squares actually crossed the country for family member’s assistance with the B.C. design, and others were recruited for the needlework.

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Twenty-five members assisted with the quilting.  Most had never quilted before, and 300 hours were spent quilting and chatting.

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The quilt was won by Peggy Bruce of Kirkland Lake.  Peggy consented to a cash settlement donated by Bob Pollock and Jack Greenwood.  The quilt was then donated to the BC Museum of Mining where it remains today.   Approximately 2700 tickets were sold and a total of $2,327.81 was raised.

 

QUILT SQUARES SUPPLIED BY:

Tanya Anderson; Winnie Butterfield; Fay Braithwaite; Mary Rotherham; Mary Campbell; Ruth Coldwell; Janet Crocker; Helen Fitzer; Rita Fletcher; Charolette Green; Hilda Hollister; Pat Jury; Anne Kenway; Liz Manning; Dorothy McIntosh; Marilyn Mullan; Gloria Petrina; Gay Pride; Betty Rennie; Erlyne Richardson; Irma Schultz; Peggy Smith; Marie Westervelt

 

GVMWA QUILTERS:

Fay Braithwaite; Winnie Butterfield; Ruth Caldwell; Joan Christensen; Janet Crocker; Hazel Croome; Helen Fitzer; Rita Fletcher; Charlotte Green and her mother Ruth Grey; Betty Hainsworth; Joan Hallbauer; Dorothy Henderson; Pat Jury; Liz Manning; Betty Montgomery; Gloria Petrina; Dorothy Pollock; Erlyne Richardson; Mary Rotherham; Alfreda Seraphine; Jean Sproule; Ivy Tully; Lynn White

To view current pictures of the Quilt, visit the "30th Anniversary Photo Album" on our Photo Album page.