Kelowna, British Columbia is about as different and as far away from Newfoundland as you can get in this country. But now, there's a link between Kelowna and Newfoundland...thanks to one hurricane, and the kindheartedness of a handful of Kelowna quilters.
When Hurricane Igor ripped through Newfoundland in the fall of 2010, it left many outports in tatters. Igor downed trees, flooded homes...washed out roads and bridges. When a small group of ladies in Kelowna heard about the distruction, they thought they could provide some warmth in the aftermath of the storm. In the form of handmade quilts.