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Centenary Celebration!

100th Anniversary Lap Quilt Challenge

Dear Sisters in the League,

With the cooler weather approaching, members often feel like hunkering down with fibers in hand (“To keep warm?”, one might ask). Such fabric could be knitting or crochet wool or fabric like cotton, synthetics or wool. At this time of year, some just feel like making something for someone.

The Centenary Committee to the rescue; we have the perfect project for you! In the lead up to 2020, we want to create a yearly event or project to increase anticipation for 2020. This year, besides the 100th anniversary logo competition, we are offering members the opportunity to participate in the lap quilt/blanket challenge.

  • On the idea of a prayer shawl, a lap quilt can be made either by an individual member or a small committee or the whole parish council, while praying for its beneficiary.
  • The lap quilt size would vary, being enough to fit over your body and legs to keep you cozy if you were sitting in a chair.
  • Lap quilts can be made for a child, a woman or a man.

    Read more: 100th Anniversary Lap Quilt Challenge

Development and Peace

The CWL supports the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (D&P) also known as Caritas Canada.

The 1% Fund:

Since 1969, the CWL has been encouraging its members to put aside 1% of the cost of all personal items that they purchase and of funds raised by Councils, to go towards supporting Development and Peace partners working to improve the status of women in the Global South. Collectively these funds are having a real impact on the lives of thousands of women striving for a better future. CWL members across Canada are making a real difference!


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