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)
- 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 !
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. email@example.com
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.
Thank you to Jan Pettit for sharing her writing talent at our December meeting. Jan has given us permission to post her “Sewing Christmas 2017” poem attached below:
Sewing Christmas Poem – 2017
Please see letter below from Ronald McDonald House Charities to Quilting Corners Guild.
Big Quilt Bee in Support of Canadian Ronald McDonald Houses
As there was so much interest in the serged liners for the Days for Girls kits, Senora has tested out the pattern and prepared a demo for Sit ‘n Sew – August 19th at Living Faith Presbyterian Church, Baxter.
If you’re interested in sewing up some liners, please bring your serger along to Sit ‘n Sew. If you have any appropriate flannel you are willing to donate, please bring that along, too. The flannel CANNOT have animals, people, bugs, snakes, camo, military, flags or words and cannot be yellow. It should be a medium or dark colour or print to help disguise stains and should be pre-washed.
There are a few steps in the construction process that require a regular sewing machine, so even if you don’t own a serger, you will be able to help out.
As always, bag kits will be available also.
Your executive has been busy working to provide webmaster with updates to some of the pages on our website. Check out pages such as “About Us”, “Links” and “Outside Events” pages to start!
This is the Quilting Corner’s Guild biannual raffle quilt called “Modern Hourglass”. It has been created by members of the guild. Proceeds benefit Matthew’s House Hospice, My Sister’s Place Shelter and the Quilting Corner’s Guild. Draw date is Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.00 and are available from guild members or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilting Corners Guild Raffle Quilt 2017
On July 4 Community Outreach made another Christmas in July donation to My Sister’s Place of 45 quilts of comfort. This brings a total number of quilt donations to MSP of 506.
Senora makes presentation to Sheila Cormier from MSP
Our guild initiated a challenge for our 2017 quilt show sponsored by Northcott Fabrics. Thanks to Nuala for organizing the Canada themed challenge. Several participants share their creations in the group picture below.