Upcoming Sit ‘n Sew

Join us for a day of dedicated sewing on March 25, 2017 – 9:00 to 4:00 at Living Faith Presbyterian Hall.  Work on a project of choice, a quilt for the June show or a community outreach project.  Morning snacks and beverages provided.  Bring a brown bag lunch.  There is lots of room for everyone.  Always a productive day mixed with good company and laughter.

President’s Message – January 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.

Hope you are all rested from these busy times. We have had a successful year in the Guild with our presentations, Demos, quilt school and guild challenges. With everyone’s help we have been able to send out a large quantity of quilts into the community through My Sister’s Place and Matthew’s House. We can be proud of our involvement with our Outreach projects. We have seen a variety of quilts and learnt a variety of techniques through our demos.

We have a great year ahead of us in the Guild and it should be fun and interesting. This is the year of our Quilt Show which is a busy time for all of us. It is a time to showcase the work we have done over the last two years. All of our members have created, contributed or learnt many thing and we will present them to the world this June. Please take the time to think about what contribution you will make to the show. It is our major fundraiser so that we can have presenters and activities over the next two years. Your contribution will ensure that we have a successful show.

We have a number of presenters booked for the coming year. Ruth Kennedy will present her quilt journey and discuss curved piecing. Lorna McMahon will bring us new patterns to explore and purchase as well a present her quilts. Dorthy Fu has a number of quilts with whimsical animals and thread work she will show us.

Just a reminder of the month things are due:

March – Row by Row reveal

April -Quilt Show challenge is in to Nuella

Thank you for your support over the last year. I could not have done it without our great program committee and the executive. They make the job easier.

Have a great year.

Judy Cotter


Days for Girls update

If you are interested in donating panties for Days for Girls, Carolyn has advised that panties in plain white are fine – but must be all cotton. She will dye them as needed. The sizes they need are girls 8-14 or women’s size XS or S.

Also in demand are Ziploc 1L bags. They must be Ziploc brand as they have found they hold up the best.

Carolyn sends her thanks for our continued support. We have about a dozen bags completed and will invite her back again when there are enough to make her trip worthwhile.

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




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 🙂