Deb Owens has the tip of the month and great scrap quilt suggestions. Please see the file below:
Winter and lockdown are on and we thought it was a great time for a Guild project! We are using a quilt pattern that Susan McVittie shared with the Executive. It is such a simple pattern but such an effective outcome!
We hope that using this pattern, you will help us create quilts for our outreach projects. This started out as a group project but we quickly saw that the colour mixing did not work for this pattern so it has been revised to be a top by top project. Please see the directions for the "TOP BY TOP PROJECT" here.
Other suggestions are Disappearing Nine Patch and the latest Crumb Quilt posted by Deb Owens.
Have fun using up those scraps.
Meribeth, Yvette, and Marlene
Greetings in the new year!
First of all a few announcements:
Lynn Danby knows someone who is looking for a good used Janome sewing machine. If you or if you hear of someone selling one, please give Lynn a call.
Betty Huygen’s husband has made more ruler holders.
They are for sale at $15.00 each. - 30” with six slots or 20” with six slots. Give Betty a call. Curb side pick up. See photo on our Show & Share page.
Maureen Dolan is working on finishing another quilt for her mom and she is short on fabric. Here is a picture of the quilt as well as a close up of the needed fabric. Maureen will pay for it if you have any. Please contact her by email.
And what you've all been waiting for - Our Christmas/Winter Show & Share is now online!
You can find it here.
Another Virtual Show and Share is coming up in January.
Winter and Christmas projects will be featured.
Our Covid Show and Share Online Quilt Show is here.
In spite of the negative side of Covid, there are aspects that are quite positive, such as the opportunity to use technology to connect with people all over the place. Deb Gorman-Smith and Andrea Manias just finished a fantastic course online called:
Abstract-a-licious with Lyric Montgomery Kinard.
At the end she highly recommended the following website:
This is our first virtual “Let’s Quilt Day” so that you can enjoy a demonstration and a tip of the month. This will be a monthly occurrence during the pandemic and while we are unable to meet. Should you have any ideas for tips or demonstrations, please send a note to Deb Owens. These will be posted on our Instructions and Quilting Tips page.
First of all – some notices. Carolyn Williams has a sewing table for sale. The dimensions are 39” high with the caster wheels. The top is 34” square with additional 15” leaves that fold down. The front has a cabinet for storage with doors on the front and there is an open section just below the top – handy for those things you need to grab quickly. She would like it to go to a good home and she will accept all offers. It is currently disassembled for moving. Please refer to your last news bulletin or contact Deb to get the contact info for this.
One of our advertisers, “Cherished Pieces" in Tillsonburg, has a Facebook page for those on Facebook. Every Wednesday morning, starting at 8:30 am Cynthia is live. During the episode, Cynthia shows you what is new in the store. She also demonstrates various products. The best part is there are prizes! If you comment on the live episode on Wednesday mornings, your name goes in a draw. At the end of the episode names are drawn for prizes! All you have to do is "like" Cherish Pieces. You will be notified of them being live. If you are not on Facebook, search Cherished Pieces and you will see the live show. You can also watch the past episodes. Enjoy!
The Guild has voted to keep the meetings closed until at least May. Susan McVittie and Marlene Dunlap took over 160 masks to take to My Sisters Place. They want to extend their thanks for your help. Good Job!!!!
Don’t forget to e-mail pictures of your quilts and projects along with a short description to Gail Kreek. If you need assistance, please contact another member or a member of the Executive to help you.
Susan McVittie shared a quilt pattern with us at the September executive meeting. It is called “Off Course.” Please go to the Instructions and Quilting Tips page for the directions.
Donna Sandy - A friend's mother recently passed away and he is selling her mid arm machine and frame. It's a Pfaff Hobby 1200, about 10 years old with a 6' frame. The asking price is $1500 but is negotiable. If anyone is interested please contact me via email and I will pass along contact information. (Please go into the Members Only section to find Donna's contact information.)
Photos and details are coming in for our first ever "COVID SHOW AND SHARE" virtual online quilt show. Last date for members to send in entry - November 9, 2020.
We are pleased to be participating in some new outreach quilting projects. Please check out our Outreach Projects page for new projects. Contact Marlene or Trish if you need more details.
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!