This note, from Assistant Manager of Women's and Family Services Candace Stretch, accompanied this lovely photo on a recent email. The on-going gift of quilts from the Westshore Quilters Guild is a blessing to every woman and child who spends time at The Cridge Transition House for Women:
"Attached is a photo from the Westshore Quilters Guild show that I attended on Sunday, March 24. This photo is of me standing by the "Quilts from the Heart" display. Quilts from the Heart is what they call the initiative that they have to give quilts to every woman and child at The Cridge Transition House for Women.
The quilts that you see in the background (plus many more) are all set to be donated to CTHW in the coming days. I had a lovely time meeting the various quilters in the Guild. They are so touched by the stories that we have of the women and children who receive the quilts. They are also incredibly friendly and incredibly talented – some of the work they displayed should be in the Louvre!"
For women and children experiencing the upheaval of leaving their homes for temporary shelter in The Cridge Transition House for Women, the gift of a lovingly made and given quilt means more than just a warm night's sleep. These gifts are a show of love, encouragement, hope, and new beginnings.