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! 😆👍🏼😆🎉
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.
Please see letter below from Ronald McDonald House Charities to Quilting Corners Guild.
Big Quilt Bee in Support of Canadian Ronald McDonald Houses
Check out the Community Outreach page and click on the link at the top to access the page showing an update on contributions made!
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.
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.
Your executive has been busy working to provide webmaster with updates to some of the pages on our website. Check out pages such as “About Us”, “Links” and “Outside Events” pages to start!
Check out the Quilt Show 2017 tab to see photos and names of winners within each category.
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 email@example.com
Quilting Corners Guild Raffle Quilt 2017