Attention Days for Girls bag sewists ! We’ve been advised that there is a bit of a change to the construction of the bags. In future, the bags will be cut a bit larger, but we’ve gotten the OK to use the kits we have cut.
For now, there is a change to how the side seams are to be sewn. If you view the pattern information below, the side seams are to begin 1″ below the bottom of the casing and are to be reinforced when the casing side hems are sewn. The casings are sewn down separately on each side (not in a continuous circle).
Donna will have revised patterns available for the June meeting, or contact her if you have any questions.
Thanks for you continued support !
Please check the Program page to see the list which has been recently updated.
You are invited to check out the Outside Events page for a link to an upcoming show in Lindsay, ON.
Join us for a day of dedicated sewing on March 25, 2017 – 9:00 to 4:00 at Living Faith Presbyterian Hall. Work on a project of choice, a quilt for the June show or a community outreach project. Morning snacks and beverages provided. Bring a brown bag lunch. There is lots of room for everyone. Always a productive day mixed with good company and laughter.
Please check out the Quilt Show 2017 page. The entry rules and forms have been uploaded.
Check out the Events page for more information on a show coming up in May!
If you are interested in donating panties for Days for Girls, Carolyn has advised that panties in plain white are fine – but must be all cotton. She will dye them as needed. The sizes they need are girls 8-14 or women’s size XS or S.
Also in demand are Ziploc 1L bags. They must be Ziploc brand as they have found they hold up the best.
Carolyn sends her thanks for our continued support. We have about a dozen bags completed and will invite her back again when there are enough to make her trip worthwhile.
Special request for the 2017 spring issue of Canadian Quilter magazine!
The theme of the magazine is: Do you Guild? Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2016.
This is an invitation to all quilt guild members to write a 400 to 1,000 word article about a guild experience you would like to share with Canadian Quilter readers. The article could be about any of the following… or perhaps you have an idea of your own!
• Why do you belong to a guild?
• What kind of activities does your guild participate in?
• Has your guild reached a special milestone?
• Do you have a special story about one of your guild members? Perhaps he/she taught you something new, or contributes above and beyond and deserves to be recognized.
Photos are welcome and add visual interest to any article. Please send a photo of yourself (optional) and/or photos relevant to your article. Please send original photos from your camera or phone… no editing necessary. If you understand photo re-sizing, we need 300 dpi, at least 6” wide or 72 dpi, at least 25” wide.
Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from members across Canada!
Editor, Canadian Quilter Magazine