Quilts of Hope Project
Purpose and Goals
The purpose of the “Quilts of Hope” Project is to raise public awareness of Mitochondrial Disease by educating talented quilters about this disease and having them make and donate quilts to patients. We will also raise awareness with anyone who sees the quilts. The project was conceived by Christine Knox who has Mito herself and wanted to do something to help raise awareness of the disease. She began the project in August of 2013 and hopes that it will make a difference in the lives of other Mito patients.
Every stitch will give hope for finding a treatment and eventually a cure of this disease while bringing warmth to someone who is very ill. It is our goal to give a quilt to every person diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease in Canada and the US within 5 years.
If you are not a quilter but interested in supporting the project you can help in three ways;
By spreading information about Mitochondrial Disease to all you know so that this disease becomes as well-known as Cancer, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other major illnesses which are all related to Mitochondrial malfunction.
The “Every Stitch Counts” documentary will be premiering in Victoria on February 11th at Claremont School. A brief clip is available below. If you wish to attend the premiere, you can purchase tickets at this link.