Days for Girls Sewists!

Attention Days for Girls bag sewists ! We’ve been advised that there is a bit of a change to the construction of the bags. In future, the bags will be cut a bit larger, but we’ve gotten the OK to use the kits we have cut.

 For now, there is a change to how the side seams are to be sewn. If you view the pattern information below, the side seams are to begin 1″ below the bottom of the casing and are to be reinforced when the casing side hems are sewn. The casings are sewn down  separately on each side (not in a continuous circle).

Donna will have revised patterns available for the June meeting, or contact her if you have any questions.

 Thanks for you continued support !

 

 

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

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.

President’s Message – January 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.

Hope you are all rested from these busy times. We have had a successful year in the Guild with our presentations, Demos, quilt school and guild challenges. With everyone’s help we have been able to send out a large quantity of quilts into the community through My Sister’s Place and Matthew’s House. We can be proud of our involvement with our Outreach projects. We have seen a variety of quilts and learnt a variety of techniques through our demos.

We have a great year ahead of us in the Guild and it should be fun and interesting. This is the year of our Quilt Show which is a busy time for all of us. It is a time to showcase the work we have done over the last two years. All of our members have created, contributed or learnt many thing and we will present them to the world this June. Please take the time to think about what contribution you will make to the show. It is our major fundraiser so that we can have presenters and activities over the next two years. Your contribution will ensure that we have a successful show.

We have a number of presenters booked for the coming year. Ruth Kennedy will present her quilt journey and discuss curved piecing. Lorna McMahon will bring us new patterns to explore and purchase as well a present her quilts. Dorthy Fu has a number of quilts with whimsical animals and thread work she will show us.

Just a reminder of the month things are due:

March – Row by Row reveal

April -Quilt Show challenge is in to Nuella

Thank you for your support over the last year. I could not have done it without our great program committee and the executive. They make the job easier.

Have a great year.

Judy Cotter

President

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.