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
Our Days for Girls contact – Carolyn Sheehan – is just back from a successful trip to Cambodia. While we continue to sew bags for their kits, she has let us know that there is always a need for the following to complete the kits:
1L Ziploc bags (must be 1L size and Ziploc brand)
Undies are most needed (colourful, girls sizes 8-14 and some women’s xs/s) Nothing with bugs or eyes on it, nothing revealing (thongs, hipsters) and all cotton.
Commercially-made terry cloth washcloths – low loft is preferable as they have less bulk to ship and will dry quickly.
On Saturday November 12 we hosted a Sit n Sew. 12 members attended and worked on their own projects and slab blocks for the CQA Quilting Bee, in support of Ronald McDonald House.
Enough blocks were made to complete one large quilt top and several more blocks for a second quilt. Members enjoyed dedicated sewing time, chatting and snacks.
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.
Calling all quilters! Plans are already in the works for our upcoming show “Stitching Among Friend” in June of 2017. Check out the flyer by clicking on the link below and save the dates!
Our guild is inviting young quilters to join us for our August 2nd meeting. Bring your young quilter and their first project to share. Please see details in the link below:
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,
Click here for flyer – Ricky Tim Flyer