Regina seniors with a passion for quilting sew for a good cause


For a group of Regina women in their golden years, it’s not just the camaraderie that brings them together. It’s a shared passion for quilting.Connecting Threads has been around for nearly 27 years and many are members of the Prairie Piecemakers Quilters Guild.Every year, the women donate their final products to local organizations supporting women and children.READ MORE: Saskatchewan senior serves up smiles to blood donorsEvery Thursday morning from September until the end of June, the energetic bunch gathers at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, sewing and showing off their final masterpieces.“Our goal is to make as many as we have fabric and as many as we can possibly do,” said retiree Marlene Smith-Collins. “We could make 1,000 quilts a year and we would still have places to donate them to.”WATCH: Quilting for a cause keeps Winnipeg women busy this weekend (2016)

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