Quilts of Valour – Canada Society

 

The mission of Quilts of Valour – Canada is to present quilts to injured or ill military members, past and present.  At this time, Canada has over 45,000 injured veterans (average age of 45). To date, Quilts of Valour – Canada (QOVC) has presented close to 12,000 quilts. Our goal is 20,000 by 2020. We have a long way to go.

In 2019, Quilts of Valour will be celebrating its ten year anniversary as a nonprofit society. QOVC is hoping you will help us celebrate by making log cabin blocks /or finished quilts for our injured military members. The block is an unfinished 10 1/2 inch log cabin block made in reds and whites representing Canada with a yellow centre representing a light in the window/welcome home. Click here for the block pattern.

Quilts of Valour will have a larger booth than normal at Quilt Canada 2019, thanks to the generosity of the Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA/ACC)
We will be inviting a number of distinguished and celebrity guests from the Ottawa area to sew pre-cut log cabin blocks at the booth; each guest will have a sewing coach to help with the block. Drop by our booth at Quilt Canada 2019 to encourage our guests as they try their hand at this art form.

 

Fabric Donations

On January 8, 2019 members met to sort through our latest fabric donations.  We use and appreciate all quilting appropriate fabrics and batting for our Quilts of Comfort and Day for Girls Community Outreach projects.  Thank you to the generosity of our donors.  Aside from sorting items we also created 39 kits for quilting and 25 kits for piecing.

Our next Sit ‘n Sew is Jan 26, 2019 at Living Faith Community Church in Baxter.  Our first guild meeting of the year is Feb 5th.

Medallion Skill Builder Reveal

On December 4th eight guild members shared their completed skill builder quilts. The quilt was designed as a teaching quilt demonstrating a different technique in each round for participants to try some or all lessons.  The eight quilts shown below, with the original quilt on the rack in the background, were voted on for Viewer’s Choice. We hope to see all of these and more at our upcoming quilt show in June 2019.
The results of the Viewer’s Choice includes a tie for 1st Place:
👍 Maureen B & Cheryl L
👍 2nd – Lucie L
👍 3rd – Peggy F
Congratulations to all of our entrants for their beautiful quilts and commitment to completion for our reveal date. We hope to see other completed Medallion Skill Builders at upcoming Show n Tells in the new year.

Annual Christmas Community Cheer

December 4th was another evening of pride in our guild’s community outreach to My Sister’s Place and Matthews House Hospice. Our members have been very busy elves over the past few months generating Quilts of Comfort and quilted stockings. Last evenings donations included:
😄 50 small and lap size quilts & 3 bed size quilts for MSP
😄 78 quilted stockings & 7 Santa sacks for MSP
😄 3 fleece blankets and 3 pillow cases for MSP
😄 14 day bed quilts for Matthews House
😄 1 Wallhanging for Matthews House
👍 $150.00 for The Good Shepherd Foodbank from playing ‘Quilto’, our version of bingo!
The first photo is Senora Baldry, Community Outreach with Sheila Cormier, MSP and Kim Woodland, MHH.  The second shows some of the 67 quilts on display for our presentations. The latest in our donated quilts. Since 2008 Quilting Corners Guild has created and donated almost 700 Quilts of Comfort locally.
We wish our members and community partners a safe and happy holiday.🎉
Always in stitches…Senora😊

Sit ‘n Sew – Nov. 3, 2018

Well another successful Sit n Sew has past with 15 guild members in attendance.  Much of the day’s work focused on creating Christmas Stockings.  Twenty-one stockings were made, adding to a total of 32 completed at this point.  So keep those stockings coming for our December 4th donation to My Sister’s Place.

As well as some personal projects. other items received at Sit n Sew include:

  • 4 quilt tops
  • 3 completed Quilts of Comfort for My Sister’s Place
  • 2 completed Quilts of Comfort for Matthews House for daybeds

Thanks to everyone for coming out and having another productive day of sewing, socializing and snacking.

In stitches, Senora