October Guild Meeting Oct 14, 2017

October Workshop details

Colour Wheel Sept workshopThe workshop this Saturday, October 14, will be led by Beth and Jan.

Please bring to the guild meeting the colour wheel you made in September.

You will also need:Quilting tools

  • an iron and ironing surface
  • extension cord
  • a Teflon sheet or parchment paper to protect the iron
  • fabric scissors
  • rotary cutter
  • mat and ruler

Bring your Show ‘N Tell items and Smiles. See you all bright and early at 9:30 a.m. ready to learn

Don’t forget – there is an opportunity to sew in the afternoon with friends and fellow guild members.  Bring your machine and any projects you’d like to work on.

Set up & Clean-up crew:

Nancy T, Denise L, Gwynneth R, and Chris B  – (Don’t forget to bring cream for coffee)

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Comfort Quilt Dimensions

Hi Ladies,

Here is the information I promised at our September meeting –

Organization

Quilt Dimensions requested

Foothills Hospital Adolescent Mental Health Units 52″ x 72″  and a few 60″ x 80″

 

Inn From the Cold 52″ x 72″ and Baby

 

Quilts from the Heart (Sheldon Kennedy) 52″ x 72″

 

A.L.S. Society 42″ x 54″

 

Neonatal 24″ x 36″ (all cotton)

 

Victoria Quilts 50″ x 70″ (must be exact size) Updated

 

Quilts of Valour 60″ x 80″

 

Be Brave Ranch, Sherwood Park                                (for sexually abused young people) 60″ x 80″

 

Thank you very much for your interest in these organizations that do so much good for children and adults experiencing serious challenges and hardship in their lives.

If you have a finished quilt you would like to donate, I have contacts for all these agencies, and if you have a quilt top that you would like to donate, the Comfort Quilt Committee will certainly make sure it gets finished and passed on according to your wishes. Feel free to call or send me an e-mail if you have any questions.

Sincerely, Chris & the Comfort Quilt Gang!

Welcome October!

Hi everyone,

The beautiful colours of Autumn have popped our bright and vivid.  I hope you all have a chance to enjoy to crisp, cool air and, that we have some mild weather before winter truly sets in.

2017-18 Program

For those that didn’t get a paper copy of the program for the 2017/2018 FNQG year see the program cover 2017-18attachments below.  I’ll also try to post them in the program section so they will be quick and easy to find.  (Bear with me as I fugue this site out.  :))

FNQG 2017 Page 1

FNQG 2017 Page 2

Comfort Quilt Program

Your Comfort Quilt Committee met in Turner Valley recently and had a very lighthearted and productive exchange of ideas for the coming year.

Please be assured that we plan to remain very “low key” and there will be no expectations or targets set!  Each of you is invited to contribute in any way you can, if it works for your life.

We need donations of fabric, batting (50″ x 62″) and flannel/fireside/minky backing (50″ x 62″) in any colour and any theme.   We will be collecting and sorting at the October meeting.

Our emphasis will be to use fairly simple patterns while making sure the fabrics really work together in each kit so that we can produce quilts that are both very eye-appealing and uplifting to those who receive them.  Is there anything more powerful between human beings than one stranger making a quilt with love and care for someone they will likely never meet!  Comfort quilts do have impact in the lives of children and adults going through all manner of hardship and challenge.

The kits will come in two varieties …..

The first will have a pattern and all the fabrics cut to size ready for piecing.  The kit will include the batting and backing for that top and if you choose to finish the quilt completely that will be wonderful.  If not, please hand it back to us and we will find another member to layer, quilt and bind it.

The other kits will have a finished top and be available for any members willing to do the finishing steps.

And ……… if applying the binding really isn’t your thing, I’m sure we will have volunteers for that job too.

If you have a finished quilt you would like to donate, I have contacts for all the agencies listed in my previous e-mail.  If you have a quilt top you would like to donate, the Committee will certainly make sure it gets finished and passed on according to your wishes.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you at the October meeting.

Chris and the Comfort Quilt Gang!

Autumn leaves

Reminder

Next guild meeting is October 14.  Remember to be there promptly for 9:30 start.  Supply list will be posted next week.