I think everyone living in Canada and a good portion of you living elsewhere will have heard by now that record-setting rainfalls brought unprecedented flooding to southern Alberta last week. Alberta is our neighbouring province, and while those prairie cowboys and girls are incredibly resilient, having your entire home filled with water, mud and debris is a shocking loss and overwhelming situation to handle. At least three people lost their lives and countless others their homes and belongings. Smaller communities like High River, parts of Canmore and Exshaw are still no-go disaster zones. For an overview, this collection of 20 photos will give you a clearer picture than anything I could write.
So, Craftivism. How can we as a creative community help? Canadian quilter and author Cheryl Arkison has information on her blog here for those of you that may have a finished quilt that you'd like to donate. Others looking to contribute a quick, easy block: read this post and get slabbing! I'm heading into my sewing room to do just that right now.
Thank you for participating. We all know the comfort quilts bring, and there are many in need of comfort in Southern Alberta