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Guild  Meetings are Virtual on the Third Wednesday of the Month

Welcome to our next online meeting
March 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm

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Intentional Piecing:

Using Fussy Cutting in Quilt Design


Amy Friend

We are delighted to have Amy Friend with us for our March guild meeting!  Amy will present her lecture and slide show, “Intentional Piecing: Using Fussy Cutting in Quilt Designs”.  Amy’s Zoom trunk show will focus on the quilts found in Amy’s book, Intentional Piecing, but will include additional quilts and quilt blocks as well. Amy will use these quilts and blocks to illustrate different types of fussy cutting and to discuss fabric selection in general. How can you pick the best fabric for a pattern? How can a pattern really showcase a fabric design? Delve deep into Amy’s fabric selection obsession!

Amy Friend is a former museum curator turned designer.  She designs modern quilts and specializes in paper pieced designs.  Amy has authored the books Intentional Piecing (2016), Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design (2017), and Petal + Stem (2020).  Since 2019, Amy has run a paper pieced Block of the Month program each year.  She is an award winning quilter and her quilts have been exhibited at a number of quilt shows as well as museums.  Amy is a national quilt teacher and lecturer.  She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three children. If she isn’t sewing or spending time with the family, you might find her in the garden.


For more information about Amy Friend and to follow Amy’s creative path, please visit the following:
Website and blog:
Instagram: @duringquiettime

Our virtual vendor for this meeting is
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Lori’s Country Cottage
130 Broadway Blvd. #250
Sherwood Park, Alberta (just outside Edmonton)
Ph# 780-464-9697

Our 2023-2024 guild year:

This event is free to our guild members!

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This event is free to our guild members!

Gatherings are In-Person on the First Wednesday of the Month

Gatherings - Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Our Featured Event will highlight our newest outreach - making and donating

Heart Pillows for the St Mary's Hospital Cardiac Unit.

Join us at Gatherings to sew and /or stuff heart pillows for the Cardiac Unit at St. Mary's Hospital. We have committed to providing 80 heart pillows each month (including the summer months). Kits and fibre fill stuffing will be available. Bring your sewing machine, or bring a hand sewing needle and thread to help sew stuffed pillows closed. Directions for the pillows can be found on the website under Charity Projects. You can also use your own fabrics (or orphan blocks) to make these 13 x 14 inch pillows. 

Gatherings is held in the Community Room at Albert McCormick Community Center. Doors open at 10:30  for members. There will be representatives from Membership, Library, Heart Pillows, SMILE, PAL, Memory, Quilts of Valour, UFOs and Fabric Curator.

We would ask that members come for a 10:30 start to the day. This will give those Outreach Members, Library and Membership time to set up their areas from 10:00 to 10:30 for your enjoyment.

Come and enjoy part or all of the day - Gatherings runs from 10:30 to 3:30. The Library will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there

Coordinators: Elaine LaRonde & Jean McFarlane.

Please Note:

At this time masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required.

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Online Store

At the WCQG Online Store you can:

  • Join the guild

  • Renew membership

  • Purchase guest passes

  • Register for workshops

  • Register for Sewing Together, But Apart Days

  • Purchase newsletter ads

Show & Share

The deadline for submitting to Show & Share is the Sunday prior to the guild meeting.

To view Show & Share for past months to to:

Show & Share Archives.

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Members & Guests

Processing new and renewing memberships can take up 72 hours.

The purchase of guest passes will close 72 hours before the meetingTo access the membership and guest pass forms, please go to the Membership Page

Smile & PAL Quilts

To access the Smile and PAL Quilt request forms please go to the Community Outreach Page.

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Inspiration Galore at the Quilt Exhibit!!

Something in your stash that would work??

Bet the Library could help bring the two together!!


We enjoy seeing you each month at Gatherings in our library loft. 

If you have any questions about the library, feel free to email us at or visit us at Gatherings. 

And you can always view the library inventory by clicking the "Library Inventory" button in this section.


The Library Learning Challenge runs through April, please see the newsletter for details about how to participate or come upstairs and ask us about it at Gatherings.


Friendly reminders about your Library

  • Open 10:30 am to 2 pm at each monthly Gathering

  • You can borrow 5 books each month, or 4 books & 3 magazines

  • If you participate in our Challenge, you can borrow an additional book to help with the “Technique” you pick.

  • Borrowers must be current members and use their new library card – which you will receive when you check in at the Membership table.

  • Online orders are welcome.  Email us at by 6 pm on the Monday before each Gatherings. You can preview what we have by clicking the "Library Inventory" button in this section.

  • Book Sale table will be open - $2.00/book or 3 books for $5.00.


We look forward to seeing you at Gatherings.

Anne Schott, Eilleen Yorysh, Sandy Bussey

Workshops Coming Soon

Workshop Information & Registration

Once you have paid for your workshop at the online store, please send an email  with the name of the workshop, your name, phone number and email address to:

For details on each of  the workshop go to the Workshops page.

Open Sewing Days

Our Open Sewing Times for members only, are continuing each* Monday afternoon  from 2 to 4 pm.  We continue to share social time, great conversations and laughter – all things that are so good for the soul right now.  Come when you can, leave when you wish. We are enjoying a great time together. The links are in the weekly updates.

There will also be monthly  Saturday Open Sewing Day every month.

*Except holiday Mondays

Sewing Together, But Apart

Our Sewing Together, But Apart Days provide an entire day of sewing activities, including sharing tips and strategies, socializing as well as having guest speakers join us for part of the day. To help cover some of the cost of the guest speakers, a charge of $10.00 is included for the afternoon guest speaker. With the possibilities Zoom provides, we are able to access guest speakers from near and far. We look forward to having you join us. Participants are invited to come for all or part of the day. This is event is open to members of the WCQG only. There is no limit to the number of participants.


For details of next session(s) click the date(s) below.

Sewing Together Registration

Once you have for paid a Sewing Together, But Apart day, please send an email  with the date of the event at the online storeyour name, phone number and email address to:

Sewing Together Coordinator

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