We would like to acknowledge and commend the outstanding accomplishments of Wendy Toye from Haus of Stitches in Humboldt Saskatchewan for all her incredible (and ongoing) efforts in planning and coordinating the overwhelmingly successful operation which oversaw the planning, constructing and distributing of comfort quilts given to those affected by the tragic loss of members and associates of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey team.
Immediately after learning of this tragedy, Wendy put out a call through social media requesting donations of time and effort to put together a few quilts to offer those involved some comfort quilt and as a gesture to show that others across the country cared. The quilting community immediately rose to the challenge and spread the word. Within days the quilts started to arrive and continued to arrive for weeks and months.
The effort has spread throughout the quilting community across Canada and around the world reaching as far as Dubai and Australia. To date Wendy said that they have received over 2000 finished quilts and an additional 1000 quilts that are still needing to be finished.
Hosts of volunteers rotated through the store giving what time and skill they had to continuously work on these projects, sewing, binding, helping to distribute and display these heartfelt contributions. So many have donated their time, effort, product, and services to help this move along, but none more than Wendy Toye, so to her for all her efforts a large and sincere thank you.