A fifth quilt was created and given to Gary Chanin of W.G. Chanin Hardwoods in recognition and gratitude for his donation of the wooden tiles that were used for the Quilt Project. Thank you very much, Gary!
Canada Turns 150 in 2017
The 4th and final quilt was put together in August.
3 of the wooden quilts were on display at the Alberta Legislature and the Edmonton International Airport this summer.
NAIT News visited the carving club during one of their weekly meetings earlier this year and produced this video.
The first completed quilt is now on display at the Lee Valley Store in Edmonton. If you visit the store look at the wall behind the check-out counter.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017, NAWCA has endeavoured to undertake an exciting group project.
The hope is to complete 4 wooden quilts by the end of April 2017. The quilts are made up of 5” x 5” bass wood tiles. Each quilt will contain 35 tiles.
The theme of the quilts will be “My Canada” and each tile will be hand carved by a member of NAWCA. The quilts will showcase the talents and creativity of the carvers. It is open to all members of the club, young & old, novice to expert.
If you would like to join this project or have any questions please contact:
Gary Sedgwick – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cam Wallace – email@example.com
Bonnie Budge – firstname.lastname@example.org
The bass wood for the project was generously donated by Gary Chanin of W. G. Chanin Hardwoods.
Stay tuned as completed tiles and quilts will be showcased on this web page.
The Festival of Trees is put on by the University Hospital Foundation and has been going for over 30 years. They have raised over 18 million dollars for special projects. This year the funding will go towards a special Stroke ambulance to get emergency stroke care to people who do not live near a large hospital. The Northern Alberta WoodCarvers Association has been involved for many years (a guess would be 8-10 years) by decorating a tree with carved wooden ornaments. There are usually between 120 to 180 ornaments on the tree. There is a Festival of Trees Website with lots of information available. There is a gala dinner at which they have an auction where the trees are auctioned off. The public can see the trees at the Shaw Confrence Centre November 24 to 27. This is a worthwhile cause and needs our support!
Bonnie, Carmen, Brianna, Mike & Gary were giving a carving demonstration at the Muttart Conservatory on December 11, 2016. Tons of people came through on a cold winter day.