Guild  Meetings are Virtual on the Third Wednesday of the Month

Welcome to our next online meeting
October 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm


Quilt Journey
 Bobbie Gentili

The Program Committee is delighted to have Bobbie Gentili join us for our October Meeting to present her trunk show, Quilt Journey.

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It took a few decades, but Bobbie finally found the right outlet for her lifelong creativity and love of mathematics when she was introduced to modern quilting. She now spends every waking moment designing quilt patterns, longarm quilting, curating beautiful fabrics, and teaching quilters how to level up their skills, so they can

rock any quiltmaking challenge. Bobbie’s patterns feature bold, geometric designs, playing with curves and long strips to give a sense of movement. She finds inspiration in science, nature, and geeky culture.

Bobbie lives in Toronto, Ontario, where her husband, 2 young children, and cats enjoy any scraps of her attention that can be stolen from quilting.

Sign up for The Geeky Bobbin’s workshop:

Orbital – Intro to Curved Piecing that takes place November 5th.

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Bobbie shares her quilty adventures on

Instagram at @geekybobbin and on her website

Our virtual vendor for this meeting is

Come into our store or visit us online to see our vast array of products. Our fabrics include new releases from Moda, Maywood, Hoffman, Andover, Northcott, Timeless Treasures and more!!!


Thimble & Things is located in Severn, Ontario


To view a list of all of our 2022/2023 speakers along with links to their websites go to our Meetings Page

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

Welcome to our first Gatherings
October 5, 2022 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Gatherings is a new programme offered by the WCQG. This new monthly in-person programme was created to enable members to meet, sew, socialize and learn. From October to June, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month, there will be space for members who wish to sew. There will be an opportunity to pick up and deliver supplies and projects to SMILE and PAL and other outreach projects. The library will be open to take out and return library books. There will be an opportunity to participate in the UFO Challenge and Strippers Club.

In addition, there will be a Featured Member sharing works and/or techniques, enabling members to enhance their quilting talents.



Gatherings is a new initiative for WCQG members, so any and all feedback and suggestions are welcome.

Coordinators: Elaine LaRonde & Jean McFarlane.

For the inauguration of Gatherings, we will have our executive members present from 11am to 2 pm as our "featured members".

Please Note:

For the safety of the membership, Gatherings will adhere to health and safety guidelines established by the Region of Waterloo and the WCQG Executive.


At this time proof of vaccination and masking are required to enter the room for any purpose.  We will continue to monitor Covid health guidelines and numbers, but given the age demographic of our membership we are taking these current extra precautions.  


The WCQG maintains an extensive library of books on quilt related subjects.   Borrowers must be current members and at this time may borrow two (2) books using a valid library card. The cards will be available at the membership table where you check in at the Gatherings.

On October 5, borrowing will continue in two ways: 

In-house at the monthly Gatherings, the library will be open between 10:30am - 3:30pm.


Online orders with curbside pickup will continue. The Deadline for online orders, by email to Librarians, is Saturday, October 1st.  Curbside pick up, on Oct 5, will be 12 noon to 2 pm outside in the AMA parking lot. 


(Please note that the deadline for online orders, for p/u at the November 2nd Gatherings, will be Saturday, October 29.)







We’re also back with your next puzzle – a Word Search – Enjoy !!   

A Fat Quarter prize for all who complete the quiz and pick up library books.   


Jean Simpson:


Donna McKay:

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  Upcoming Online Zoom Workshops

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Log Cabin & Houses Workshop
Barbara Pye

Barbara Pye is a professional Longarm Quilter. She is skilled and enthusiastic about everything related to quilting and she especially enjoys helping and supporting others in their quilting journey. Barbara is passionate about scrap quilting and how to use scraps effectively. She is also a very talented free motion quilter. Her Etsy shop – Simply Quilting by Barb can be found at

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Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT

Skill level: All Levels

Cost: $36

This 6-hour Zoom workshop is a technique focused class suitable for all skill levels, beginner to advanced. Barbara will share a variety of strategies, tips and techniques to build or consolidate your skills. Participants will learn how

to make the Log Cabin and Houses quilt shown in the photo, all using 2½-inch strips from stash or jelly rolls.

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Orbital - Intro to Curved Piecing

Bobbie Gentili

Modern quilting is the perfect outlet for Bobbie Gentili’s lifelong creativity and culture, Bob’s patterns feature bold, geometric designs, playing with curves and long strips.

Bob lives in Toronto, where her husband, two young children, and cats enjoy any scraps of her attention they can steal from quilting. 



Join Bobbie from The Geeky Bobbin for her full day workshop ‘Orbital’.  Learn tips and a variety of techniques to create accurate curves on curves within curves. This bold modern quilt design is built with clear and simple instructions for 7 project sizes ranging from Mini to King. To register go to our Online Store.

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm ET

Skill level: Confident beginner and above

Member's Fee: $50

Non-Member's Fee: $60

Note: Participants will need to purchase a PDF pattern at a cost of $16 US (approximately $20CDN) from The Geeky Bobbin website,

This workshop is open to non-members

Workshop 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 store,  your name, phone number and email address to:

Sewing Together Coordinator