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Winter Quilts


We are pleased to launch our Winter Campaign  

September 1st, 2021 - April 1st, 2022


Blankets of Love is accepting donations of lap size or larger quilts.

The quilts will be offered to patients in hospital receiving treatment for

challenges with mental health.  



Last years goal was 300 quilts and we exceeded that goal and received over 600 Blankets of Love. 

A huge thank you to all of the talented quilters across Alberta.

We could not have reached this monumental milestone without your generosity and kindness.

Currently Blankets of Love will be distributed to hospitals in

Edmonton, Ponoka, Calgary and Saskatoon. 

If you would like a major city near you included in this program let us know.

To donate a quilt contact:

 Edmonton - Sheila - 

Calgary - Robin Morrison - 

Saskatoon - Flo Wagner - 

To make a financial contribution:

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UFA is supporting the

Blankets of Love Foundation for Mental Health,

with a $500 donation

We invite others to join the UFA and make a financial donation. 

 contact us at:

Colorful Threads

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


The Blankets of Love Foundation for Mental Health is a national charitable organization that provides quilts to patients who are in hospital for the treatment of mental illness.

By doing this we aim to help patients in their time of need. Quilts are handcrafted by people in the community and

then generously donated to Hospitals that offer

mental health services across Canada.

To donate a Blanket of Love at a hospital near you contact:


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"It helps me when I am not feeling so great."


"I was given a special quilt and told me it was made just for me to help me get through my dark days with depression. I cried and couldn't believe someone would make something so nice for me."


"I love my special quilt. When my mood is low and I feel lonely, the quilt is a source of comfort."

Blankets In the News

CTV News

CTV News


Edmonton Journal

Southern Alberta quilters helping mental health patients



Founder Sheila Ethier and how Blankets of Love has grown


Women of Vision

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

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

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For comfort, for hope...