Canuck Place Quilts 2011

On August 3rd seventeen quilts were delivered to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. A delegation of 4 quilters made the trip to 1690 Matthews Avenue in Vancouver to make this special delivery. Canuck Place is housed in a heritage home built in 1910. It’s a wonderful place to go when the reason for being there is not always so wonderful. While the hospice has received many quilts over the years they have not received anything quite like the ones produced for the Run for the Cup 2011 series. The community partners co-ordinator thinks all the quilts will be snapped up in no time as there are plenty of Vancouver Canucks fans accessing the hospice. We know that the Canucks won only 15 games but as word spread about the project Canuck hockey fans opened their wallets to pay for a kit, keeping quilters busy making quilts.  Eleven quilters produced seventeen quilts. The quilters used the I Believe in Blue pattern and individualized it by using embroidery, applique, silk screen, fabric crayon and adding their favourite player’s name. The first quilt was started in mid April and the last finished at the end of July, 6 weeks longer than the actual playoffs! Thanks to everyone who has supported this project from beginning to end. It has success written all over and it’s possible that we’ll do it all over again next year.
Listed here are the names of the quilters and those that sponsored the quilts. Each quilt was labeled and dedicated to each game won during the playoffs.
The Chicago Series
Round 1, Game 1, April 13, 2011 “Shutout Against Chicago”
Sponsored by Mickey Daniels: Quilt maker Joan Nicholson
Round 1, Game 2, April 15, 2011 “Favourite Players”
Sponsored by Kenny Fergusson: Quilt maker Doris Beckthold
Round 1, Game 3, April 17, 2011 “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”
Quilt maker Liz Tius
Round 1, Game 7, April 26, 2011 “Burrows Steals, Shoots, Scores!”
Quilt maker Valerie Almas
The Nashville Series
Round 2, Game 1, April 28, 2011 “Exhale British Columbia”
Quilt maker Jackie Hatfield
Round 2, Game 3, May 3, 2011 “Celebrating 40 Years”
Sponsored by Carol Clapperton: Quilt maker Wanda Shortridge
Round 2, Game 4, May 5, 2011 “It Takes a Team”
Quilt maker Larry Romanovitch and team
Round 2, game 6, May 9, 2011 “Kesler’s 11 Point Series”
Sponsored by Fred Beckthold: Quilt maker Valerie Almas
The San Jose Series
Round 3, Game 1, May 15, 2011 “Bieksa-lent”
Quilt makers Doris Beckthold and Samantha Watkins
Round 3, Game 2, May 18, 2011 “Double Trouble”
Quilt Maker Kayla Arnold
Round 3, Game 4, May 22, 2011 “Believe the Dream”
Sponsored by Debbie and Jamie Levangie: Quilt maker Doris Beckthold
Round 3, Game 5, May 24, 2011 “Western Conference Champions!”
Sponsored by Lawrence Petri: Quilt maker Valerie Almas
Stanley Cup Finals vs. Boston
SCF, Game 1, June 1, 2011 “The Third Line”
Sponsored by Sean Bain: Quilt Maker Doris Beckthold
SCF, Game 2, June 3, 2011 “Manny’s Return”
Quilt maker Donna Arnold
SCF, Game 5, June 10, 2011 “Thank You Mad Max”
Quilt maker Wanda Shortridge
Quilt #16 “Go Canucks Go” by Patti Bried
Quilt #17 “We Are All Canucks” by Dawn Fielden

Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Trevor Linden's whale

with the quilts in the Great Room
To see all the quilt pictures check out the  “I Believe in Blue” photo album on the Maple Leaf Quilters facebook page.

quilts by Val, Joan, Doris, Dawn & Kayla

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