On January 8, 2019 members met to sort through our latest fabric donations. We use and appreciate all quilting appropriate fabrics and batting for our Quilts of Comfort and Day for Girls Community Outreach projects. Thank you to the generosity of our donors. Aside from sorting items we also created 39 kits for quilting and 25 kits for piecing.
Our next Sit ‘n Sew is Jan 26, 2019 at Living Faith Community Church in Baxter. Our first guild meeting of the year is Feb 5th.
On December 4th eight guild members shared their completed skill builder quilts. The quilt was designed as a teaching quilt demonstrating a different technique in each round for participants to try some or all lessons. The eight quilts shown below, with the original quilt on the rack in the background, were voted on for Viewer’s Choice. We hope to see all of these and more at our upcoming quilt show in June 2019.
The results of the Viewer’s Choice includes a tie for 1st Place:
Maureen B & Cheryl L
2nd – Lucie L
3rd – Peggy F
Congratulations to all of our entrants for their beautiful quilts and commitment to completion for our reveal date. We hope to see other completed Medallion Skill Builders at upcoming Show n Tells in the new year.
December 4th was another evening of pride in our guild’s community outreach to My Sister’s Place and Matthews House Hospice. Our members have been very busy elves over the past few months generating Quilts of Comfort and quilted stockings. Last evenings donations included:
50 small and lap size quilts & 3 bed size quilts for MSP
78 quilted stockings & 7 Santa sacks for MSP
3 fleece blankets and 3 pillow cases for MSP
14 day bed quilts for Matthews House
1 Wallhanging for Matthews House
$150.00 for The Good Shepherd Foodbank from playing ‘Quilto’, our version of bingo!
The first photo is Senora Baldry, Community Outreach with Sheila Cormier, MSP and Kim Woodland, MHH. The second shows some of the 67 quilts on display for our presentations. The latest in our donated quilts. Since 2008 Quilting Corners Guild has created and donated almost 700 Quilts of Comfort locally.
We wish our members and community partners a safe and happy holiday.
Always in stitches…Senora
Ready for our December 4 donations to My Sisters Place and Matthews House Hospice.
Well another successful Sit n Sew has past with 15 guild members in attendance. Much of the day’s work focused on creating Christmas Stockings. Twenty-one stockings were made, adding to a total of 32 completed at this point. So keep those stockings coming for our December 4th donation to My Sister’s Place.
As well as some personal projects. other items received at Sit n Sew include:
- 4 quilt tops
- 3 completed Quilts of Comfort for My Sister’s Place
- 2 completed Quilts of Comfort for Matthews House for daybeds
Thanks to everyone for coming out and having another productive day of sewing, socializing and snacking.
In stitches, Senora
The sit ‘n sew that was scheduled for October 13, 2018 has been postponed due to a need at the church. It has been rescheduled to November 3, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm. If you have any quilts of comfort ready that you planned to bring, Cheryl will happily receive them at her shop between October 10th – 12th during shop hours. Thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!
Our Days for Girls liaison, Adriane, will join us again for our November guild meeting. She will bring us up to date on their latest projects and will collect our completed bags, liners and other donated items.
Specifically, she is asking for:
“Girls briefs (size 10, 12 and 14) and washcloths are always our greatest needs.
The other things we use but are pretty good for right now:
– wrapped hotel soaps
– large Ziploc brand freezer bags”
Bag and liner kits will be available at the October meeting, and please remember to bring your completed items or other donations to either the October of November guild meetings.
Thanks to all who continue to support this initiative.
CQA/ACC member guilds are invited to participate in our new quilting initiative, the “Quilting Goes Viral” Challenge. Attached is an information sheet that explains the challenge and an entry form. We will also be posting the information on our website: CanadianQuilter
Please direct any questions to our Past President, Bonnie Rankin, email@example.com
We hope that you will find this a fun challenge and we look forward to seeing how many of our guilds will be represented in Ottawa.
Administrative Assistant, CQA/ACC
6 Spruce Street, Pasadena, NL, Canada A0L 1K0
Phone: 1-877-672-8777 (North America) or 1-709-686-5882
Fax: 1-866-603-7040 (North America) or 1-709-686-5883
Another successful Sit n Sew was well attended on Saturday, with 18 in attendance. A few completed Quilts of Comfort and tops arrived first thing in the morning from members, and one from a regular guest. Throughout the day the busy group worked on community outreach quilts, bags and fleece blankets, as well as some personal projects. In total the accomplishments of the day included:
9 top kits & 5 twin top kits went out
8 tops assembled
3 twin tops assembled
3 fleece blankets completed
4 completed Quilts of Comfort
Several Days for Girls bags
A number of tops went home with folks to finish up!
A productive day for all, with lots of goodies and laughs. Thank you to everyone for their contributions, always.
In stitches, Senora
Want to know what is up and coming for our guild? Have a look at the Program page to see the updated Program Calendar!