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Greetings from Edinburgh, Scotland!

Downstairs from me is a charity shop (think you call them thrift stores in the USA) for the St Columba's Hospice, called the Doo'cot. It's based on Leith Walk in Edinburgh.

They have a quilt for sale in their window, and I thought your group might be interested to hear about it.
The quilt dates from 1989 and is called "Art from the Heart of the City". It was made by the children and seniors of Sibley Plaza, and was supervised by the Daughters of Dorcas Quilters.
The quilt reads "we all say no to drugs" and there is also a drug dealer lovingly appliqued onto the quilt who is trying to recruit dealers and get kids addicted to crack. The panels are just gorgeous- and I can see it's been quilted by hand.

The quilter who co-ordinated the project was Viola Canady, who I have just learned sadly passed away in 2009.
There are photos of the quilt on my Quilty Kilty Facebook page (hope it's ok to share here): www.facebook.com/QuiltyKilty/ I've added photos on different days, so scroll down to see the earlier post.

I love that this quilt was made by a community of people, and that it is still giving back 28 years later- and will hopefully raise some much needed funds for the St Columba's Hospice.

Would be lovely to let the Daughters and Sons of Dorcas know about the quilt's travels- but I can't find a way to contact anyone.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

We are proud to partner with the Sacred Threads Exhibition again this year to present the Not Fade Away Conference. Sharing Stories in the Digital Era has never been easier and accessible. Join us on Saturday, July 15 in Herndon, Virginia, for a half-day conference to see how you and your group can begin documenting the quilts and makers in your community.  

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Join us for our annual celebration in the Big Apple, Quilters Take Manhattan, September 15-17, 2017. Speakers include Sherri Lynn Wood, Merikay Waldvogel, and Michael A. Cummings (QSOS interview conducted by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi). Pokey Bolton will emcee. Register soon, because tickets will sell out! Contact us to reserve a spot for your group and receive a discount. Can’t come to NYC? We also offer a QTM Moda Home Ticket.

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