Last November, Ann Barrington and Marilyn McKinnon of Nakusp contacted the Arrow Lakes Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store and asked them to save jeans that would normally have been sent to the dump. Marilyn posted on the Nakusp Communicator Facebook page requesting donations of flannel.
These ladies decided to make quilts for the needy. They took turns picking up a bag of jeans every week. They both worked on their own at home and nine months later they have 33 quilts using jeans from the thrift store and donated flannel.
Three quilts have been donated to a local family that lost everything in a fire. The remaining 30 are being delivered shortly.
Ann has a contact in Prince George who knows lots of people who are in need of a quilt to help keep warm in the cold winter months. They have made a variety of quilts suitable for men, women and children.
Ann and Marilyn wish to thank the ladies from the thrift store and local Nakuspians for donating the materials they needed to make the quilts.