This past year we enjoyed a presentation from “Quilts of Valour”. Janet Bergeron, the rep for Windsor/Essex and Don Oliphant, the Chatham rep explained that Quilts of Valour relies on quilters like ourselves to fill the need for quilt blocks, tops and quilts for veterans, injured Canadian service men and women, and to provide comfort and support for our servicemen in need. The organization had its beginnings with Leslie Zwaal in 2006 who was so impressed by the determination of our Canadian servicemen to fight not only for Canada but to willingly return to battle to be sure others could secure the freedom we have that she determined to make a quilt for every serviceman to show our appreciation for their sacrifice. These quilts presented at special ceremonies to veterans and servicemen do make a difference. Janet invited us to join them on “Sew Day” in Essex once a month or to go ahead and make our own blocks, or quilts which they would gratefully collect and complete. For further information on how you can help go to “quiltsofvalour.ca.
Don and Janet display two of the quilts that have been made for Quilts of Valour. Janet thanked the members of our guild who have already participated in this very worthwhile venture by donating quilts, sewing blocks and quilting quilts.
One of the fun parts of guild is browsing the wares of our vendors. This years lineup promises to be no exception and we are pleased to announce the addition of a new vendor from Seaforth “The Cotton Harvest”.
Here’s what we can look forward to:
September – Heirloom Art Studio ( Betty Ives) October – Soft Impressions by Lisa (Lisa Hill) November – Guild Garage Sale December – Christmas Program January – The Cotton Harvest (Trina O’Rourke) February – Soft Impressions by Lisa (Lisa Hill) March – Ella Quilts (Linda Maika) April – Rose Cottage (Cheryl Barber) May – The Cotton Harvest (Trina O’Rourke) June – Rose Cottage (Cheryl Barber.
Have you been missing all the hustle and bustle that getting ready for a quilt show requires? Well, we have great news our next show is coming up in May 2019. Anne Black, Barb Holmes and Donna Jones have volunteered to be the co-conveners for the show. The show will be returning to the WFCU venue so we can all start thinking about what to bake for the dessert table and get to work creating beautiful quilted items for sale in the boutique. Perhaps, you could consider submitting a project for “The Little Quilt Auction”.
Watch this location for more Quilt Show updates!
If you are looking forward to attending our first guild meeting of the new 2017 -2018 season we have moved to a new location and day. Please now plan to join us on the first Wednesday of the month at Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Branch 594, 5030 Howard Ave. Doors open at 9:00am. Business meeting begins at 12:00pm. Here’s what our new “digs” look like.