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Having a great time at Sacred Threads Quilts and our 2017 Not Fade Away conference. Thanks to everyone who joined us today. See you tonight at dinner! Emma Parker ... See MoreSee Less

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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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