Quilter’s placemat project brightens Maeford Place table settings

Quilter’s placemat project brightens Maeford Place table settings

Quesnel quilter creates placemats for senior residents at Maeford Place

Faye Dredge loves to quilt. In fact, quilting is a passion she loves to indulge.

As a member of the Quesnel Quilters Guild, she is happy to participate in creating quilts for many community groups. These quilts then find their way into the hands of deserving community members.

However, Faye has taken this to a personal level and has donated 40 hand-quilted placemats to the residents of Maeford Place.

The residents of Maeford Place need to be reminded that people care and remember them, she says.

“So this is my way of giving to our seniors. I just wanted to do more for the community.”

Faye also donates annually to Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association.

The placemats are all created from Faye’s quilting scraps and she makes them as she accumulates a quantity of these scraps (many of her quilting friends also donate scraps for the project).

“I usually make about four or five at a time.”

Faye also attends an annual quilting retreat in Kitwanga and donates at least 100 large ziplock bags of scraps, which are turned into comfort quilts by the quilters in that community.

“I’m a giver, it makes me feel so good. My parents are gone and I have no children so giving to my community makes me feel good.”

Each placemat is different and some reflect the season. Some the outdoors, some are more feminine and some more masculine, but they are all colourful and add immeasurably to each resident’s placesetting during meals.

Faye has 12 more placemats ready to be donated, but she plans to add to that number before bringing them to Mayford Place.