Marlene Dunlap delivered a further 15 quilts for the Outreach program. Below are a sample of the quilts made by our members for the program.
At the all day Let's Quilt Day, Mary Veenman demonstrated on how to hang a quilt.
Gwen Baker was also a demonstrator and showed members how to frame a quilt.
Deb Wyant brought in a quilting frame. Lots of us had a chance to learn how to hand quilt and gave it a try.
Marlene Dunlap helped Julie Pearson sandwich three of Julie's quilts with temporary adhesive spray.
Sherry Milne worked on her President's Challenge project.
Karen Luo long armed Mary Rowland's quilt.
Mary Veenman brought in 3 Christmas stockings she has finished for her family.
Christine VanDyk brought in her quilt to discuss options on how to quilt it.
The Let’s Quilt Day Demonstration was given by Evelyn Mattonen.
Karen Luo worked on the binding for her Mighty Machines Quilt for her grandson.
Winifred Wills worked on her second set of turning jeans into bell bottoms.
Lynda Cox worked on her paper piecing.
Diane Carson - CQA representative/The Electric Quilter talked about the Canadian Quilter's Guild and then presented the following work.
The goal of placemats was met with 65 coming in today. Below are 4 quilts finished by our members who took kits.
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Today was our our Auction/Sale! Outreach had a small amount of fabric for sale separately. Volunteers helped sort out the massive amount of donations received onto a variety of tables. Other volunteers were auctioneers and did a wonderful job selling. All in all, the day was really fun! The first photo shows Yvonne Evans, our librarian in our library at the church.
In memory of Barbara Loomis.
This year stations have been set up in the gym with signs denoting each committee in order to help members see what is going on and to meet those in that area that are on the executive.
Over the summer the Outreach Team put together 70 three-yard quilt kits for the Guild to work on. It was nice to see how many were picked up today. The vote from the floor carried charity recommendations put forward by the Outreach committee: YOU, ANOVA and Indwell. 129 placemats were donated today for the VON MEALS ON WELLS programs.
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Our executive line up for 2023 - 2024:
President: Lynda Cox
Vice President: Irene Philp
Past President: Deb Owen
Secretary: Mary Aldworth
Treasurer: Maria Van Boxmeer
Library: Yvonne Evans
Mail Convenor: Pat Edgeworth
Membership: Kim Pallett
Newsletter: Marie Graham
Outreach: Yvette Glynn
Co-chair Programs: Alice Kirk
Co-chair Programs: Judi Waters
Workshops: Gwen McCall
Refreshments: Gail Kreek
Web Management: Louise Coghlan
Web Management: Linda McAffer
Social Media (Facebook) Convenor: Mary Veenman
Our social today included a fabulous assortment of goodies!
The silent auction successfully raised over $500 to buy batting for the outreach program.
Marlene Dunlap wants to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of those wonderful ladies who have volunteered their time and skills making the Outreach Program such a success this year! Fifteen quilts came in today for a total of 231 quilts and 108 pillowcases since last September.
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Lynda Cox put together a game of 22 questions about quilting. After lots of laughs, the winners were: Cloe Truman, Karen Luo and Sherry Milne.
Pieced by Laurie Palmer and quilted by Yvette Glynn
2 quilts by Gail Nidenoff
Lot's of projects to see:
Cloe Truman hand sewing
Winne Wills paper piecing
Janet Trewartha working on her piece
Mary Carroll's pillow sham
Daphne Aleven's work
Robin Bogaert presented a trunk show with her quilts sharing lots of great tips. She recommended her web sight “quiltingintheloft.com”, as well as another great website, “quiltsocial.com”.
Our social on June 14th will include a silent auction of kits from Joy Love’s estate. The money from this will go to batting for Outreach. Both cash and cheques will be accepted. Don’t forget to bring a treat to share, your own plate and silverware
A paper piecing class by Gladys Bidner is being offered Wednesday, November 1st from 8:30 to 3:30 for $60.00. Using this process avoids having to remove the paper after the sewing is completed because the product used melds into the fiber of the batting when it gets wet.
We would like to give credit where it's due to those folks donating their time making quilts for the Outreach Program. If you'd like your name over a picture of the quilt to be donated, please send me a photograph with the name you prefer. (Linda McAffer: email@example.com)
Please pass the word to those uncomfortable with that process, to approach myself, Louise Coughlan or Mary Veenman at a meeting to photograph the quilt and be sure to provide your name.
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The Thames Valley Quilters Guild
We hope to stay connected with all TVQG Members and anyone interested in quilting.
We're a Member of the Canadian Quilters' Association!