On April 6th we presented 283 Blankets of Love to hospitals in the Calgary region. The Blankets of Love are for patients in hospital facing challenges with mental health.
The quilts will be shared with the Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview General Hospital and South Health Campus.
A huge thank you to all of the talented quilters in Alberta. Since October of 2020, we have donated 621 quilts to patients in their time of need. We could not have been reached this monumental milestone without your generosity and kindness.
Covid-19 has brought significant hardship to people around the world. Now more than ever we need to offer hope to everyone. It is in sharing what we have that we find the courage to keep moving forward in these stressful times. Keep sharing the Love.
We accept quilts across Canada throughout the year. Lap size quilts or larger are perfect for our program. sample quilt specs are on Support Us page.
To donate a quilt or make a financial contribution please contact Sheila Ethier at
Count It All Joy
Count It All Joy is the story of one woman’s courage, spirit and determination to overcome challenges life put in her way…to survive and ultimately to find joy.
Count It All Joy is the story of Sheila Ethier, a single mother of two sons, a woman like so many in our country. But there the similarities end. Sheila also is a woman whose young child was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just a baby. Her story is the story of parents who live through the day-to-day treatments, pain, frustration and sorrow of kids with cancer.
Her story is also about living with depression. In addition to coping with her son’s cancer and trying to build a normal life for her older son, Sheila is battling severe depression – a depression that saps her will, unexpectedly brings darkness and pain, and immobilizes her with despair.
UFA is supporting the
Blankets of Love Foundation for Mental Health,
with a $1,000 donation
We invite corporate sponsors to join the UFA and donate to allow us to continue to provide this valuable program to persons with mental health challenges.
Blankets of Love Foundation for Mental Health
23 Montcalm Crescent, St. Albert, AB T8N2C8
UFA's donation of $1,000
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"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
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
For comfort, for hope...