Archive for March, 2019
How Do I Get to the Quilt Show?
The WFCU Centre is just 10 minutes from Hwy 401, 20 minutes from both international crossings – the Ambassador Bridge and the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. Visitors can access free parking or take advantage of Transit Windsor bus transportation. Bus parking must be prearranged by contacting Donna at 519-250-4970 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions, go to http://www.wfcu-centre.com then click on parking and directions at the bottom of the page.
Giveaways and Door Prizes Every person who who enters will receive a business card holder and will be eligible to win one of 25 wonderful door prizes selected for quilters and non-quilters.
Advance Tickets Admission is $6.00. Advance tickets can be requested for large groups or groups with special needs. Special offers are available for supervisors or attendants of students groups, seniors’ groups and special needs individuals. Contact Donna at email@example.com or 519-250-4970.
Charity Raffle 1st prize “Pennies from Heaven” applique quilt Value $1100
2nd prize “Neon Wonder” double bed quilt – Value $800
3rd prize “Elephant and Me” infant quilt – Value $350
4th prize Two(2) Spitfire tickets (2019-2020 season) plus dinner for two (2) at the Spitfire Grill – Value $150
Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00, sold at the show. Proceeds will support the WQG’s Comfort Quilt Program which donates hundreds of quilts, pillowcases and other items to needy groups and institutions in Windsor and Essex County.
All proceeds to charity
The Windsor Quilters’ Guild has a long history of giving back to the community. As part of every quilt show, the guild organizes a raffle and the proceeds are given to a designated charity. Over the last 12 years, the guild has donated more than $52,000 to different charities in Windsor and Essex County.
For the 2019 Quilt Show, the raffle proceeds will be going to the guilds Comfort Quilt Program. What is Comfort Quilts? In short, this is a program to warm bodies and hearts. Donated fabric from guild members is turned into quilts and quilted items which are donated to over 30 needy groups and institutions. In 2018 alone, the Comfort Quilt Program donated 188 quilts, 176 pillowcases and over 50 quilted placemats. In addition to quilts and pillowcases for Hospice and Ronald McDonald House, we also Donated preemie hats and baby hats, bassinette and incubator pads, blankets and mattress covers to the Pediatric Unit, NICU and Child Life Program.
We are also active in the Beads of Courage program, creating bags for children from infancy to age 18, who are receiving treatment for serious and often fatal illnesses. Each time a child undergoes a procedure they collect a glass bead which they store in the bags we make. To date we have donated 258 bags.
Although our members willingly donate much of the fabric and their time to these projects, such things as batting, backing, cording, etc. must be purchased to complete the projects. It is for this reason that the guild has voted to donate this years proceeds to support Comfort Quilts.
Comfort Quilt items will be showcased at the show May 3, 10 -6 and May 4, 10 – 4 at the WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh Street, Windsor. We welcome your support. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the show.