my thoughts on all sorts of creative things

Recently I attended a talk about Canadian Red Cross Quilts by Maxine March. She brought nine quilts to show the audience. Thousands of quilts came to Britain in World War II. They were sent over from the Canadian Red Cross Society. They gave them to families, whose homes had been destroyed by bombs, as well as members of the armed forces, hospitals and hostels. Each quilt had a small label sewn on which read “Gift of the Canadian Red Cross Society”. The women who made the quilt remain anonymous as it was forbidden for them to put their names to the quilts they make.

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Comments on: "Canadian Red Cross Quilts" (2)

  1. jcjulieann said:

    What a lovely story, so much work went into these quilts. We knit blankets now don’t we but I do remember my Gran talking about handmade blankets given out during the war.

  2. The US also sent quilts to Europe during WWII. Thanks for sharing.

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