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On a brisk Wednesday morning, the Thames Valley Quilters Guild held their final meeting of the 2021 calendar year on the patio of the Highland Golf & Country Club. Even though there were heaters in the ceiling, we all still wore our coats and mitts, and were warmed by the coffee, tea and pastries provided. Members enjoyed visiting with one another and seeing each other's Christmas creations.
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On a beautiful, crisp and sunny morning, the Thames Valley Quilters Guild met for their November meeting at Greenway Park. Members brought their lawn chairs, enjoyed browsing through the used magazines and books and library books, and held a short meeting. Here a few of our latest creations:
On a day that started out cool and cloudy but gradually warmed up to become a beautiful autumn morning, the guild once again met at Greenway Park. After the business meeting, members shared their beautiful quilted items. Unexpectedly, we were joined by a group of school children who sat front and centre as we shared our quilts. They seemed to thoroughly enjoy viewing everything and responded with lots of appreciative clapping before they ran off to play on the nearby climbers.
Once again, here is a display of the Thames Valley Quilt Guild member "Show and Share."
After not being able to meet together in person due to COVID restrictions, the first meeting of this quilt guild year took place on a beautiful sunny morning at Greenway Park. Each member brought her own chair and refreshments as well as quilt projects for Show and Share.
Our president brought us up to date on guild activities and spent time thanking various members of the guild for their efforts that helped keep members involved and quilting over the past year. She also handed out prizes for the online COVID Show & Share quilt show that went on our website.
Seeing one another's quilts up close at the end of the meeting and having the opportunity to visit one another in a safe setting made the morning very special.
Enjoy the photos below of many "Pandemic Quilts"
Pauline has made this beautiful wall hanging in response to our latest guild challenge using circles.
Eleaner has made another beautiful lap quilt from recycled velours, velvets and flannels.
Gail had enough bright colours left over from her rainbow quilt to make a placemat, a folded circle centrepiece
and two coasters.
Our Outreach Team has been very busy and here are some of their recent projects. Anyone with quilts to donate can contact Marlene or Yvette before June 30th to make arrangements. However, we now are pausing both pickup and distribution of donated quilts for July and August, our traditional summer months off.
Otherwise we happily encourage our members to continue to "quilt on" as we will resume our efforts come fall to collect finished quilts. The response has been so amazing and we extend the biggest thank you to our members for sharing their skills and talents and sewing time and stashes and positive comments of support. It has been a great Pandemic project!
Eleaner is happy to have finished this beautiful quilt for her granddaughter. All hand quilted.
Gail made this "Rainbow Quilt" for her seven year old granddaughter. It is a scrappy quilt-as-you-go quilt. Thank you to those who shared their scraps with me. You may have to look closely but they are in there.
Dorothy has made this lovely table topper and is looking forward to the day we can all be together in person.
Joan from Sew Creative donated 12 of her beautiful store samples to our Outreach Program. As you can see in the photos below, they are all lovely.
Thank you so much Joan!
A lot of members have not lost their love of quilting. Our Outreach and Program committees have collected over 88 quilts this year and many are on their way to a large Indian Reservation north of Moosonee to meet a need there.
Deb has researched the world of sewing machine needles. Go here to see what she has found out and to see the tip of the month.
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!