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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
NOTL quilters give warmth to palliative care
This group of women are quilters who work out of the Cornerstone Community Church and donate their creations to those in need. JULIA SACCO

Every Tuesday morning, 15 of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s generous quilters meet at Cornerstone Community Church on Hunter Road and get to work.

Formed around 15 years ago, this group of ladies have donated quilts to organizations around town, including Newark Neighbours and to those in need outside of the community. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the group made its first-ever donation to NOTL Palliative Care, supplying 26 lap quilts for those in need. 

The blankets will be used in palliative care for both in-home and long-term clients.

Bonnie Bagnulo, the organization’s executive director, said the blankets will certainly be put to good use. 

“We are so blessed to have a community that is so giving. I want to say to them, thank you so much for what you do to help us do what we do,” Bagnulo said.

Dorothy Soo-Wiens, who has dedicated countless hours to the quilts since Christmas, along with other volunteers, said they hope the donations bring comfort to those who need it.

“Our primary purpose for making them is that they would be a comfort and a blessing and it gives all of us here a purpose,” she said. 

juliasacco@niagaranow.com

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