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.


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.

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




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

Tonight’s meeting….

Our March Meeting has been rescheduled to March 8 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Alliston. The address is 160 King Street South, Alliston. The time is the same 7 PM.

We will be having Carolyn from Days for Girls, elections, membership renewals are due, the $100.00 UFO draw as well as all the usual things.

Looking forward to seeing you all then!