By Amanda Rabski-McColl Local Journalism Initiative Reporter What began as one woman’s decision to make 18 quilts has grown into a nation-wide community effort. Vanessa Genier and her Quilts for Survivors team are sending out their 3,000th quilt to a residential school survivor in Windsor, Ont. and Genier said this would have been unimaginable when she started. Quilts for Survivors started in June 2021, and it has surpassed her wildest dreams. “My goal when I started was 18 quilts,” said Genier. “The 18 came from the 215 graves in Kamloops, plus one because you need an even number, so I thought, okay let’s do that.” She said they reached that original goal in a few weeks. “If you’d have told me back when we started, or
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