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In September we will be meeting at our new location – the Salvation Army church. Our speaker will be Joni Newman of Quirks & Quilts in Stittsville. Joni is a pattern designer for Northcott, Contempory Sewing Materials and Row By Row participant stores. She also designs projects, quilts and activities for special events, such as shop hops, quilt shows and festivals. Many of her designs feature the landscapes of northern Ontario and she will have patterns, kits and other goodies for members to purchase.


The October 4 meeting will bring back one of former members, Bill Stearman. Bill is now an active member of the Prince Edward County guild. He will be talking about colour – how to use it and how to not fear it. He also wants to share with us how his more recent quilts allow him to tell stories; how personal circumstances have been portrayed in compelling pieces of quilted artwork. I’ve been told that Bill is a very interesting and entertaining speaker.


On November 1, Betty Giffin of “Victoria’s Quilts” will be coming from Ottawa to speak to us about her organization. From www.victoriasquiltscanada.com: “Our organization now comprises over 1,300 volunteers in 25 communities across Canada, plus Ottawa. The quilts we provide are made by individual quilters who work independently or in groups in a team setting similar to the quilting bees of times past. Since 1999, we have delivered over 57,000 quilts to people living with cancer across the country. We now make and distribute about 600 quilts per month.” Betty asked that if anyone has items they want to bring to the meeting to donate to Victoria’s Quilts, she would welcome any cotton fabrics, 50” x 70” quilt tops, 80/20 cotton/poly batting and or large flannel pieces for backing.


December will feature our famous pot luck supper. Stay tuned for more information.




        Don’t forget to bring your dull blades for sharpening. Cost is $1.00 per blade.


Last Updated: September 1, 2017