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: www.quiltingbythelakeorillia.com

or to get on our mailing list contact:  sewsquaredorillia@gmail.com

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 🙂 

Ricky Tim’s is coming to Ontario!


I am a member of the ‘Stitches from the Heart’ Quilt Guild in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  We are hosting a 2-day lecture/workshop and concert with Ricky Tims April 7 & 8, 2017!  Please help us get this exciting event out to all your quilting friends and acquaintances…

Ricky Tims is known in the international world of quilting as a best-selling author, enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, fabric designer, and a talented and spellbinding speaker. His innovative and entertaining presentations, feature live music and humor combined with scholarly insights and wisdom. His quilts have been displayed worldwide and are highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal.

Ricky’s Website: www.rickytims.com

Please find attached a poster/flyer which you are welcome to print and distribute and display.

Should you have any questions, or require any information, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Becky Beall or Nicole Tull (email on the poster).

Thank you so much for your assistance,

Becky Beall

Click here for flyer – Ricky Tim Flyer

Message from Carolyn Sheehan, Days for Girls

Join us for our first volunteer sort, sew and Social event. Many many jobs to do so don’t worry if you can’t sew. Space for 30 volunteers so sign up quick. As there is a room rental fee we will be collecting $5 to offset this cost. Bring your sewing machine, scissors and a smile. Can’t wait to see you.

Sort, Sew and Socialize with Days for Girls

  • Host:  Carolyn Sheehan

  • Phone:  647-242-7093

  • When:  Friday, April 15 from 6:00 PMto 9:00 PM