To fundraise for the "No Tankers" campaign, to advocate for a permanent ban on off-shore drilling in BC, and to raise public awareness about the issues.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Our first fundraiser for Dogwood Initiative "No Tankers" campaign

The Fall Fair on Sept 12 from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Gabriola Commons is rapidly approaching. We have three or four stunning quilts nearing completion that will be on display in our first fundraiser for the Dogwood Initiative "No Tankers" campaign.

The quilts will be covered with black fabric "oil blotches", which people can remove for a small donation. Eventually, the quilts will be revealed in all their glory. This is an excellent visual message and we hope to repeat it later at other locations.

The quilts are beautiful, and are becoming more enticing with every stitch!

Kristin and Shena

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BC Artists protest Oil Spills

Here's a recent article in the Vancouver Sun regarding the "UnOILed ~ UnspOILed!" The UnspOILed Coast Quilt project. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Protest+quilts+contribute+spill+discussion/3405930/story.html

It's also the first formal unveiling of the first of the wall-hanging quilts that are being assembled for the fund-raising project. Isn't it glorious!

The people who made these squares were from Gabriola and Salt Spring Islands, some were quilters, some didn't know how to sew. There is also a painted piece (the boat) and the pieces were made by both male and female...

Want to get involved? Email me at shenam@shaw.ca ~ we'd love you to be a part of this!