Quilts leave patients in the pink

A group of quilters is providing comfort to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

The Pink Quilt Project has seen more than 20 local quilters make and donate comfortable blankets to grateful recipients.

The idea arose with staff at the former Quilt Shoppe, who posed the challenge to customers before the shop closed.

“Knowing the work and love put into a quilt, I was overwhelmed with emotion,” said Janet Armstrong, who is battling breast cancer a second time.

“It is such a wonderful feeling to think that someone cared enough to make such a work of art.”

The quilts, each of which incorporate some pink fabric, were donated to the Sarnia-based Breast Cancer Society of Canada for distribution.

Spokesperson Katarina Gagne said the gifts warm the hearts of patients.

“We truly appreciate all our local community support,” she said.