Savanna Creations Craft Club
The Savanna Creations Craft Club helps people in the community to connect and create together.
For many years, our club has purchased fabric and notions (sewing supplies) that we keep in storage at the Fourth Creek Hall. This fabric and notions are available for our members to purchase. Members find this very convenient as we are a great distance from fabric stores.
In March 2018, the club purchased a long arm quilting machine with grants from Saddle Hills County and the New Horizons for Seniors Program (a federal grant).
This machine allows members to sew the layers of the quilt together using a computer-driven program or manipulating the machine manually. This machine is very popular with our members. It makes assembling the quilts so much faster and easier with professional looking results. Since March 2018, it has been used to sew over 350 quilts.
Our club also hosts an annual quilt show where members and anyone else who is interested bring their quilts or other crafts to display. Attendees vote on their favourite large and small quilts and those with the most votes win prizes. It is always well-attended.
We donate quilts to many charities such as Dawson Creek Regional Hospital, QE II Hospital, Central Peace Regional Hospital, Grande Prairie Seniors’ Outreach, Arctic Missions, Valleyview Long Term Care, Odyssey House, a Canadian soldier, victims of fire, community members who are sick, and many more. Members also create quilts for themselves, their families, and their friends.