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.
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.
Your executive has been busy working to provide webmaster with updates to some of the pages on our website. Check out pages such as “About Us”, “Links” and “Outside Events” pages to start!
Check out the Quilt Show 2017 tab to see photos and names of winners within each category.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
On July 4 Community Outreach made another Christmas in July donation to My Sister’s Place of 45 quilts of comfort. This brings a total number of quilt donations to MSP of 506.
A retreat presented by thimbles and things and the SeW Squared team
October 27th– October 29th, 2017
Join us for a weekend of quilting, laughter, good food, games and prizes at
Fern Resort on the shores of Lake Couchiching.
Bring your own project or take one of our workshops.
For further information check our web site: www.quiltingbythelakeorillia.com
or to get on our mailing list contact: email@example.com
To register contact Fern Resort at: 1-800-567-3376
Our show this year was another success. Please visit the “Quilt Show 2017” page to find the link to this year’s winners!
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 !