Community Outreach

We are on our way to Christmas already with 20 Quilts of Comfort and 7 stockings completed for My Sisters Place.  Keep those quilts, stockings and Santa sacks coming in.  In August, we also received 7 more donated quilt tops and a bundle of fabric.  We appreciate all of our donations. 

In July we handed out “Slab Block” patterns and rolls of fabric.  So far we have 39 blocks returned.  There are lots of rolls out there, when you have a few minutes, whip up your slab blocks and bring them to guild.  When we have most slab blocks returned, we will organize and coordinate them into lap quilts.  

A reminder that Donna will be collecting “Days for Girls’ bags in September for our presentation of bags in October.

Thank you to everyone for their ongoing support of our community projects.

Senora :) 

Ricky Tim’s is coming to Ontario!

Hello,

I am a member of the ‘Stitches from the Heart’ Quilt Guild in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  We are hosting a 2-day lecture/workshop and concert with Ricky Tims April 7 & 8, 2017!  Please help us get this exciting event out to all your quilting friends and acquaintances…

Ricky Tims is known in the international world of quilting as a best-selling author, enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, fabric designer, and a talented and spellbinding speaker. His innovative and entertaining presentations, feature live music and humor combined with scholarly insights and wisdom. His quilts have been displayed worldwide and are highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal.

Ricky’s Website: www.rickytims.com

Please find attached a poster/flyer which you are welcome to print and distribute and display.

Should you have any questions, or require any information, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Becky Beall or Nicole Tull (email on the poster).

Thank you so much for your assistance,

Becky Beall

Click here for flyer – Ricky Tim Flyer

President’s Message – June, 2016

Looks like the beautiful summer weather is with us finally. I know everyone is busily planting and doing spring clean up and the yards will look lovely. This gives us plenty of time to sit outside and work on our hand quilting work. What a great setting!

Just a quick reminder that Grantham Books is coming to our June meeting and he has a lovely array of books to sell. He will be setting up until the start of the meeting but feel free to take a book to your seat to look at while we start the meeting. He has confirmed that he will take credit cards, cash and cheques and his prices are very reasonable. Please spread the word and bring a friend.

We will be having a short meeting with our 4th row for our row quilt so bring your blocks. They are looking wonderful so far. We will be missing July so it will give you time to catch up if need be. The 5th row will be done in August.

The program committee has been hard at work planning for the coming year. We have a few surprises coming up so stay tuned. Remember that you can participate in anything or everything but there is no pressure to do it all. We try to provide something for everyone and our guild is becoming very diversified with new quilter up to master quilters. It is a challenge to provide the wide range of activities but we should all have fun.

Judy Cotter

The Pres

President’s Message – May 2016

 

I hope everyone enjoyed our April meeting. With a catered snack and 10th Anniversary pins, we all had lots of surprises. We had 53 members attend the festivities and each received a beautiful pin for their Anniversary gift. For members who were not able to attend, contact an executive member to collect your surprise. It was great to see all of our former presidents who received a beautiful Quilt Diva pin for their contributions to the guild. It was so wonderful to see so many of our former members present for our celebration.

As we enter out 11th year of operations, the executive is attempting to plan more creative and interesting events over the course of this special year. Hopefully you will approve as we progress. We have made arrangements for Grantham Books to come to our June meeting to sell his great collection of books. Come prepared to purchase something to help your future quilting. There are a lot of new and interesting ideas we still have not tried. Bring your friends and enjoy the evening of reviewing new ideas.

Your president,

 

Judy Cotter

Sit n Sew

On April 9 QCG hosted a successful sit n sew. Nineteen members spent the day working on a variety of quilts of comfort and two raffle quilts in support of My Sister’s Place and Matthews House Hospice, respectively. We were happy to see member Doreen when she popped in for a visit.  Good conversation, snacks and laughter rounded out the day.  Thanks to everyone who participated.

Sit n Sew April 2016

Message from Carolyn Sheehan, Days for Girls

Join us for our first volunteer sort, sew and Social event. Many many jobs to do so don’t worry if you can’t sew. Space for 30 volunteers so sign up quick. As there is a room rental fee we will be collecting $5 to offset this cost. Bring your sewing machine, scissors and a smile. Can’t wait to see you.
Carolyn

Sort, Sew and Socialize with Days for Girls

  • Host:  Carolyn Sheehan

  • Phone:  647-242-7093

  • When:  Friday, April 15 from 6:00 PMto 9:00 PM