DfG’s

We are an industrious group! I thought it important to let you know what we collected at our Tuesday guild meeting toward Community Outreach:

– 41 stockings, 6 gift sacks and 2 ornaments…we now have 76 stockings in total
– 24 completed Quilts of Comfort
– 16 quilt tops
– 7 quilts for binding
– 2 coin strips
– 100+ DFGs liners, 44 bags, 16 panties, 1 ziploc box and toiletries

Thank you very much for your generosity…in skill, resources and time! ūüėÜūüĎćūüŹľūüėÜūüéČ

A reminder from Donna about DFGs bags…

Anyone who has taken a Days for Girls bag kit – please be careful sewing the side seams. Because they were cut from the old dimensions, the side seams need to be sewn with a 1/4″ seam – so that the bags finish at minimum 10 1/2″ wide. This is now the minimum size required. If the bags have turned out smaller, Days for Girls still accept them, but will set them aside for use in shelters, as cosmetic bags, etc.

Kits going forward will be cut at the new dimensions, so shouldn’t be a problem. Thanks to everyone who’s worked on this project !
Looking forward to our December presentations of our combined efforts.

Senora
In Stitches…

Sit n Sew Oct 14

Another well attended Sit n Sew was held October 14 with 19 participants and a visitor who brought more three quilt tops.  An industrious group enjoyed  socializing, sewing and nibblies.  The following items were done:
3 fleece blankets
9 tops
3 completed quilts of comfort
13 Christmas stockings
Assorted personal projects
The next Sit n Sew will be in the Spring of 2018. We will post the date once it has been confirmed.
Thanks to everyone for their participation, and help with set up and clean up.
In Stitches, Senora

September Guild Meeting was a Great Evening!

Our September guild meeting was a full agenda enjoyed by several guests and our members.  Ruth Kennedy shared her quilt journey and an array of quilts, techniques and stories. As you can see from the pic below, her work is amazing.  Quilt School covered lots of practical tips for organizing fabric and quilting supplies.  There was an update on community outreach and lots of quilts of comfort returned for our December donation.  As always everyone enjoyed snacks, prizes and laughter.

 

 

 

 

 

Sit ‘n Sew a Success

August 19 Sit n Sew was success with 21 members in attendance. A full day of sewing was enjoyed by all, either working on a personal project or a community outreach project or two.  Many took part in a short demo on making liners and bags for the DFG program.  The accomplishments for the day included:
– 6 quilt tops assembled for Quilts of Comfort
– 2 quilt tops bound for Quilts of Comfort
– 2 quilt tops donated for Quilts of Comfort
– 1 quilt top assembled for Mathews House Hospice
– 44 DFG liners completed
– 1 flannel blanket
– 3 flannel scarves.
A variety of kits went home with members as well.
Productive stitching, good conversation, sharing, snacking and laughing. A really enjoyable day.  Thanks to all the participants.  The next Sit n Sew is in October 14, 2017.
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Upcoming Sit ‘n Sew and Days for Girls

As there was so much interest in the serged liners for the Days for Girls kits,¬†Senora has tested¬†out the pattern and prepared a demo for Sit ‘n Sew –¬†August 19th¬†at Living Faith Presbyterian Church, Baxter.

If you’re interested in sewing up some liners, please bring your serger along to Sit ‘n Sew. If you have any appropriate flannel you are willing to donate, please bring that along, too. The flannel CANNOT have animals, people, bugs, snakes, camo, military, flags or words and cannot be yellow. It should be a medium or dark colour or print to help disguise stains and should be pre-washed.

There are a few steps in the construction¬†process¬†that require a regular sewing machine, so even if you don’t own a serger, you will be able to help out.

As always, bag kits will be available also.

Raffle Quilt

This is the Quilting Corner’s Guild biannual raffle quilt called “Modern Hourglass”. ¬†It has been created by members of the guild. ¬†Proceeds benefit Matthew’s House Hospice, My Sister’s Place Shelter and the Quilting Corner’s Guild. ¬† ¬†Draw date is Tuesday, December 5, 2017. ¬†Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.00 and¬†are available from guild members or email quiltingcorners@gmail.com

Quilting Corners Guild Raffle Quilt 2017