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Sponsors are always a key part of any Quilt Show. Here are just some of the very generous sponsors we have so far:
PREMIER SPONSOR: Northcott Members Challenge, http://www.northcott.net. Northcott fabrics are available at local fabric stores in the Windsor/Essex county region and across Ontario
breadth Consulting Inc. Wealth and Estate Management. PREMIER SPONSOR Paul Dufour President & CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org Offices at – 2055 Sandwich W Pkwy #300 LaSalle, ON, N9H 2S4, 519-966-4400 and 1608 Sylvestre Dr. #2, Tecumseh ON, N8N 2L9, 519-966-3400
HARMONY DAY SPA, https://harmonydayspa.ca. 4114 Walker Road, Suite 3, Windsor ON N8W 3T5 519-966-2524
Desjardins Financial Security, Investments Inc. Chip Thrasher CFP, Financial Advisor 7 – 421 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, ON N9V 3K8. 519 -736 -3938, 1-888-250-7690
Windsor-Essex County Association of Realtors 3020 Deziel Drive, Windsor, ON N8W 5H8 519-966-6432 http://www.windsorrealestate.com
ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE?
With the Quilt Show only a few months away it is time for all of you to take the Northcott Challenge
Northcott Fabrics has generously donated 3 bolts of fabric from their Stonehenge Gradations collection. These fabrics will be available to Challenge Participants at the September 2018 meeting. More details will follow but here are some highlights:
- Create a wall hanging or quilt of any shape. The quilt must be three layers and be quilted .
- The minimum circumference must be no less than 96 inches (24×24) and the maximum circumference no more than 144 inches (36 x 36).
- The front of the quilt must use at least 40% of the 3 fabrics provided not including borders and binding.
- You may use up to 3 additional Stonehenge fabrics which will be available from one of our local quilt shops (more on this later).
- There are no limitations on techniques you may use such as thread painting, appliqué, embroidery, etc.
- There is no theme. Use a pattern or create your own design.
- $5 is required to purchase your fat quarter bundle of the three fabrics. The $5 will be returned if you hand in a completed challenge quilt.
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.
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.