We were so fortunate to have the opportunity for a unique fundraiser thanks to the donation of two unique, hand-crafted quilts. The designs paid homage to Dr. Bonnie Henry and her fabulous shoe-style! Each quilt – created by the quilting group the Sew N Sews – featured 12 different shoes, all inspired by the designs of John Fluevog. Fluevog released a special limited-edition Dr. Henry shoe at the start of the pandemic, which sold out immediately. Thanks to our quilt raffle Fluevog fans, or indeed fans of Dr. Henry, had the chance to get their hands on another limited-edition.
The Sew N Sews are a group of eight creative women from Sidney with a history of collaborating to produce inspirational art. They were responsible for a Ted Harrison quilt, designed to coincide with the release of Harrison’s biography back in 2009. As then, the individually crafted and highly detailed work was generously donated to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation for fundraising purposes. As well as real buckles and bows these quilts feature the signatures of both Dr. Bonnie Henry and John Fluevog.
Money raised from the raffle will be used to purchase needed equipment for operating rooms in Acute Care at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital.
A total of 934 tickets were sold, raising $17,780!
The two winning tickets were drawn on Wednesday June 30th by Foundation Board Treasurer Elaine Hughesman at the Sidney office. The winners were:
- Quilt # 1 – Lois Moon (ticket #823)
- Quilt # 2 – Cora Sears (ticket #898)
Our sincere thanks go to the Sew ‘n Sews for the idea, the creativity and the donation, as well as:
- Janis Jean Photography
- John Fluevog
- Dr. Bonnie Henry
- Mary Winspear Centre
- Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
- Fluevog Shoes Victoria
- Seaside Magazine
… all those who purchased tickets.