Days for Girls

Days for Girls is still hard at work sending supplies and providing education around the world. Most recent projects have supported girls/young women in St. Lucia, Haiti and Ethiopia. They are always looking for the following items:

  • girls briefs – sizes 10, 12 and 14
  • large Ziploc freezer bags (must be Ziploc brand and freezer specific)
  • washcloths
  • procion dyes (dark colours) 
  • soaps (hotel-sized, still in original wrapper)
  • 100% quilter’s cotton (dark patterns) – as small as 5 x 5 inches
  • 100% cotton flannel (dark colours/patterns) – as small as 6 x 9 inches
  • poly-cotton (bright, fun patterns) – at least 12 x 12 inches
  • 100% polyester thread (dark colours)
We’ll also have new kits in the updated bag size available at the February meeting. Thanks to all for your continued support !

Upcoming 2018 QCG Dates

Please mark your calendars for upcoming events:

One Block Wonder:  February 24, 2018 @ Living Faith Community Church, Baxter  Cost = $15.00 

Sit ‘n Sews:  April 14, 2018, August 11, 2018 and October 13, 2018 

Reminder for our February 6, 2018 guild meeting:

Buy and Sell – an opportunity to sell useful, but unwanted quilting related items or purchase new items from members.  All items must be priced to the dollar.  Email your intent to sell items to Sally Borland by January 31, 2018.  sally-borland@live.ca

Medallion Skill Builder Begins – Donna will guide members throughout the project beginning with the center medallion in February.  a materials list will be password protected under “Program” on this website followed by monthly instructions.

December 2017 Guild Meeting

A delicious potluck, QUILT-O, community outreach, the Medallion Skill builder project and Show n Tell were the highlights of our Christmas meeting.  

 

Sixty-three Quilts of Comfort, numerous hats, scarves, pillow cases, Santa Sacks and Stockings were donated to My Sisters Place.  Also, proceeds from our quilt raffle were presented to MSP and Matthew’s House, each receiving a cheque for $500.  

The lucky winner of our beautiful quilt raffle was Carina Randell from Everett!  Congratulations Carina!

Wishing all our members and their families a safe and joyous festive season.

DfG’s

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.

Senora
In Stitches…

Sit n Sew Oct 14

Another well attended Sit n Sew was held October 14 with 19 participants and a visitor who brought more three quilt tops.  An industrious group enjoyed  socializing, sewing and nibblies.  The following items were done:
3 fleece blankets
9 tops
3 completed quilts of comfort
13 Christmas stockings
Assorted personal projects
The next Sit n Sew will be in the Spring of 2018. We will post the date once it has been confirmed.
Thanks to everyone for their participation, and help with set up and clean up.
In Stitches, Senora

September Guild Meeting was a Great Evening!

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.