A group of ladies from Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church who call themselves the sew ‘n sews, have made quilts for the Ukrainian refugees in our community. 

An 80-year-old woman from Swan River donated her quilt tops to the sew ‘n sews requesting they go toward the Ukraine settlement families. 

They made 20 single blankets from this donation. They also donated another 20 toddler-sized blankets made by Olga Oberik. 

Blanket making for Ukrainians.

Daryna Malyukh from Ukraine says it means a lot to the refugees, especially since the Manitoba winters are so cold. 

"We live in Manitoba nowadays. It's like extreme cold, and I know everyone loves to be in warm,” she says. “And especially for families who are newcomers who are escaping war. They are coming with nothing. The first thing that they need, it's a bath and a blanket so we can be covered.” 

She’s very thankful for the generosity of the community. 

“We are covered by this blanket with the amazing donation so people can stay warm and cozy. So thank you so much to all our donors.” 


With files from Adi Loewen