Do You Guild?

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!

Marcy Horswill

Editor, Canadian Quilter Magazine
editor@canadianquilter.com

Designer

marcy.horswill@outlook.com

250-336-8883

Our Days for Girls…

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.

They also continue to collect small-sized (hotel samples) soaps
If you would like to contribute any of these items, please bring them along to guild to be collected or they can be held until Carolyn next attends our meeting to collect our completed bags.
Carolyn extends her thanks for our continuing support.

Sit ‘n Sew – Nov 12, 2016

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.

Sit 'n Sew Nov 2016

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