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.

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

Upcoming Sit ‘n Sew and Days for Girls

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.

Raffle Quilt

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 quiltingcorners@gmail.com

Quilting Corners Guild Raffle Quilt 2017

Quilt Challenge

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.