Community Outreach Update – March 6, 2018

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.

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.

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.

December 2017 Guild Meeting

A delicious potluck, QUILT-O, community outreach, the Medallion Skill builder project and Show n Tell were the highlights of our Christmas meeting.  


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.

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

Sit ‘n Sew a Success

August 19 Sit n Sew was success with 21 members in attendance. A full day of sewing was enjoyed by all, either working on a personal project or a community outreach project or two.  Many took part in a short demo on making liners and bags for the DFG program.  The accomplishments for the day included:
– 6 quilt tops assembled for Quilts of Comfort
– 2 quilt tops bound for Quilts of Comfort
– 2 quilt tops donated for Quilts of Comfort
– 1 quilt top assembled for Mathews House Hospice
– 44 DFG liners completed
– 1 flannel blanket
– 3 flannel scarves.
A variety of kits went home with members as well.
Productive stitching, good conversation, sharing, snacking and laughing. A really enjoyable day.  Thanks to all the participants.  The next Sit n Sew is in October 14, 2017.

Sit n Sew News

Our Sit n Sew on March 25 was a success with 18 participants working on Quilts of Comfort, slab blocks for the Great Canadian Quilting Bee and our raffle quilt for the upcoming Stitching Among Friends Quilt Show June 10 and 11th.  Thank you to everyone for a day of fun, sewing and snacks.   Senora

Sit n Sew

On April 9 QCG hosted a successful sit n sew. Nineteen members spent the day working on a variety of quilts of comfort and two raffle quilts in support of My Sister’s Place and Matthews House Hospice, respectively. We were happy to see member Doreen when she popped in for a visit.  Good conversation, snacks and laughter rounded out the day.  Thanks to everyone who participated.

Sit n Sew April 2016