Quilt Show 2019

Have a look at the Quilt Show 2019 page for updates!  The poster has been added.  Looking to enter a project?  The rules and entry form are there as well.  Happy quilting and see you at the show!

Changing of the Guard

At our Annual General Meeting on a March 12th Cathy D accepted the guild’s blue & yellow rotary cutter and rule book from Cheryl D signaling the change over of Guild President, and the start of our 13th year as a guild. Thank you to Dianne W for volunteering to return to executive as Vice President, and Judy C for her contributions to executive as she has completed her term.

The executive for 2019 – 20 includes:

President – Cathy D
Vice President – Dianne W
Past President – Cheryl D
Treasurer – Janice S – E
Membership – Judy W
Secretary – Siona W
Community Outreach -Senora B

 

Quilts of Valour – Canada Society

 

The mission of Quilts of Valour – Canada is to present quilts to injured or ill military members, past and present.  At this time, Canada has over 45,000 injured veterans (average age of 45). To date, Quilts of Valour – Canada (QOVC) has presented close to 12,000 quilts. Our goal is 20,000 by 2020. We have a long way to go.

In 2019, Quilts of Valour will be celebrating its ten year anniversary as a nonprofit society. QOVC is hoping you will help us celebrate by making log cabin blocks /or finished quilts for our injured military members. The block is an unfinished 10 1/2 inch log cabin block made in reds and whites representing Canada with a yellow centre representing a light in the window/welcome home. Click here for the block pattern.

Quilts of Valour will have a larger booth than normal at Quilt Canada 2019, thanks to the generosity of the Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA/ACC)
We will be inviting a number of distinguished and celebrity guests from the Ottawa area to sew pre-cut log cabin blocks at the booth; each guest will have a sewing coach to help with the block. Drop by our booth at Quilt Canada 2019 to encourage our guests as they try their hand at this art form.

 

Fabric Donations

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.

Medallion Skill Builder Reveal

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.