Community Outreach Update – March 6, 2018

Another full meeting was enjoyed by guests and members. Our guest presenter provided a look back in time at textile comforts; sharing her collection and expertise.

Our guild executive will continue for another year with many things in the works for program.

As always members never cease to lend a hand with our community outreach projects. Our evening collection included:
– 8 completed quilts of comfort
– 10 quilt tops
– 3 quilts to bind
– 2 lined drawstring bags
– liners for DFG
– 2 bags of donated fabric from a guest
– 3 bags of donated batting.

Kits that were given out included:
– 2 quilting kits
– 6 quilts for binding
– 3 kits to make quilt tops.

We currently have 15 completed quilts of comfort for Christmas in July. Also, progress is moving forward completing the ten quilts of comfort for Mathews House Hospice for their Spring opening.

Thanks to everyone for their ongoing contributions toward our community.

Quilting by the Lake – 2017

A retreat presented by thimbles and things and the SeW Squared team

October 27th– October 29th, 2017

Join us for a weekend of quilting, laughter, good food, games and prizes at

Fern Resort on the shores of Lake Couchiching.

Bring your own project or take one of our workshops.

For further information check our web site:

or to get on our mailing list contact:

To register contact Fern Resort at: 1-800-567-3376

Days for Girls Sewists!

Attention Days for Girls bag sewists ! We’ve been advised that there is a bit of a change to the construction of the bags. In future, the bags will be cut a bit larger, but we’ve gotten the OK to use the kits we have cut.

 For now, there is a change to how the side seams are to be sewn. If you view the pattern information below, the side seams are to begin 1″ below the bottom of the casing and are to be reinforced when the casing side hems are sewn. The casings are sewn down  separately on each side (not in a continuous circle).

Donna will have revised patterns available for the June meeting, or contact her if you have any questions.

 Thanks for you continued support !



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.

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 🙂