Wasa Quilters donate $1,000 to A Clear View & challenge other Guilds

Submitted by EKFH on 19-03-2012 Wasa, BC….

Photo Details: Back row L-R: Judy Peterson, Sandy Whitney, Junne Clark, Liz Forsyth, Karin Weir, Barb Kadin; Front row L-R: Lorraine Colton, President Tannis Cieslikowski, Donna Grainger (EKFH) and June Clubley     The creative talents and colours of the rainbows from past work done and an unusual coffee break item of a breast cake welcomed EKFH Executive Director Donna Grainger to the Monday meeting of the Wasa Country Quilt Guild.   The visit was inspired by the quilter’s generous gift of $1,000 for the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign.     President Tannis Cieslikowski explained that the quilting guild (made of up 17 members from Wasa, Kimberley, Skookumchuk, Edgewater, Invermere and Meadowbrook) has been in existence since 1998. The group meets once a week to work on their own or group projects which includes a quilt show, raffles and the odd pancake breakfast. This past year the talents of the quilters were directed at raising $1,000 to help bring a digital stereotactic mammography unit to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.      The Wasa Country Quilters are also putting out a challenge to other quilt guilds in the East Kootenay to make a donation to East Kootenay Foundation for Health in support of those individuals who may receive a breast cancer diagnosis. The A Clear View – digital mammography campaign is just over $700,000 towards its 2-year, $1 million goal.   To make a donation visit www.aclearview.ca.