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In 2023 we provided over 800 Blankets of Love to patients in hospital facing challenges with mental illness.

Amazing job quilters & donors.

We are currently collecting quilts and donations for 2024.

This year’s donations will be in memory of my son

Brandon Ethier who passed away in our

home on February 28th.


Brandon faced mental health challenges to the extreme.

Our family misses him.

We take some comfort in knowing

he rests in peace with God.

Mental health is on everyone’s minds in these trying times. Please support one another with love and kindness.

Donations can be made by e-transfer to
A charitable tax receipt can be provided at your request.

Contact if you would

like to donate a Blanket of Love to a patient in hospital.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Sheila Ethier

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For some a struggle does ensue

As years begin their toll

Minds seared with pain and breaking

Hard tearing of the soul.


It’s at these times, perhaps a hint

Of humanness and care

Delivered to the suffering

Will bring light to darkness there.

The story goes some years ago

A Mom with hurting heart

Picked up a quilt her Grandma’d made

She feared she’d break apart.


As she held the quilt about her

Wrapped it gently round her being

She felt a peace and love intense

Cared for, sight unseeing.


And so the project started

Would those given such a gift

A Blanket of Love of their own

Feel a momentary lift?


Blankets of Love, over decades now

Collects quilts made by all volunteers

Delivered to those with mental illness

Bringing kindness through the tears.

Those who sleep under a quilt, sleep under a 

Blanket of Love



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I feel comforted with my blanket of love. thank you

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CTV News

Local charity sends warmth to Ukrainian refugees


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Founder Sheila Ethier and how Blankets of Love has grown


Women of Vision


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Quilters helping out with mental illness


Edmonton Journal

Blankets of Love program helps mental-health patients and quilters, too

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Press Reader


CTV News

Southern Alberta quilters helping mental health patients



How an Edmonton nurse copes with depression by quilting for mentally ill patients

For comfort, for hope...

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