At our Annual General Meeting on a March 12th Cathy D accepted the guild’s blue & yellow rotary cutter and rule book from Cheryl D signaling the change over of Guild President, and the start of our 13th year as a guild. Thank you to Dianne W for volunteering to return to executive as Vice President, and Judy C for her contributions to executive as she has completed her term.
The executive for 2019 – 20 includes:
President – Cathy D
Vice President – Dianne W
Past President – Cheryl D
Treasurer – Janice S – E
Membership – Judy W
Secretary – Siona W
Community Outreach -Senora B
Well another successful Sit n Sew has past with 15 guild members in attendance. Much of the day’s work focused on creating Christmas Stockings. Twenty-one stockings were made, adding to a total of 32 completed at this point. So keep those stockings coming for our December 4th donation to My Sister’s Place.
As well as some personal projects. other items received at Sit n Sew include:
- 4 quilt tops
- 3 completed Quilts of Comfort for My Sister’s Place
- 2 completed Quilts of Comfort for Matthews House for daybeds
Thanks to everyone for coming out and having another productive day of sewing, socializing and snacking.
In stitches, Senora
CQA/ACC member guilds are invited to participate in our new quilting initiative, the “Quilting Goes Viral” Challenge. Attached is an information sheet that explains the challenge and an entry form. We will also be posting the information on our website: CanadianQuilter
Please direct any questions to our Past President, Bonnie Rankin, email@example.com
We hope that you will find this a fun challenge and we look forward to seeing how many of our guilds will be represented in Ottawa.
Administrative Assistant, CQA/ACC
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Phone: 1-877-672-8777 (North America) or 1-709-686-5882
Fax: 1-866-603-7040 (North America) or 1-709-686-5883
Another successful Sit n Sew was well attended on Saturday, with 18 in attendance. A few completed Quilts of Comfort and tops arrived first thing in the morning from members, and one from a regular guest. Throughout the day the busy group worked on community outreach quilts, bags and fleece blankets, as well as some personal projects. In total the accomplishments of the day included:
9 top kits & 5 twin top kits went out
8 tops assembled
3 twin tops assembled
3 fleece blankets completed
4 completed Quilts of Comfort
Several Days for Girls bags
A number of tops went home with folks to finish up!
A productive day for all, with lots of goodies and laughs. Thank you to everyone for their contributions, always.
In stitches, Senora
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.
Here are some guest speakers arranged for upcoming meetings:
June Chambers Tuesday March 6, 2018 Quilt’s & Other Comforts.
Kerry Burke Tuesday April 3, 2018
Bring a friend!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
A delicious potluck, QUILT-O, community outreach, the Medallion Skill builder project and Show n Tell were the highlights of our Christmas meeting.
Items ready for donation to My Sister’s Place
Cheryl Dobo: QCG President, Senora Baldry: QCG Community Outreach, Kim Woodland: Matthews House, and Sheila Cormier:My Sister’s Place in front of our raffle quilt.
Presenting the cheques to Matthews House and My Sister’s Place.
Sixty-three Quilts of Comfort, numerous hats, scarves, pillow cases, Santa Sacks and Stockings were donated to My Sisters Place. Also, proceeds from our quilt raffle were presented to MSP and Matthew’s House, each receiving a cheque for $500.
The lucky winner of our beautiful quilt raffle was Carina Randell from Everett! Congratulations Carina!
Wishing all our members and their families a safe and joyous festive season.