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Guild  Meetings are Usually on the Third Wednesday of the Month

Welcome to our next online meeting
June 26, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Trunk Show

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Edyta Sitar

We are so excited that Edyta Sitar will be joining us for our June guild meeting to present her trunk show! Edyta’s love for fabric began at a very young age - when she used her mother’s drapes to create her first fabric project! Fortunately, for all of us, Edyta's mother recognized her passion for fabric and thus began her journey with fabric and sewing. One of Edyta’s biggest blessings is her marriage to husband, Michael. She not only fell in love- she was introduced to a Sitar family tradition of quilting by her mother-in-law, Carol, and grandmother-in-law, Anna.

Quilting has enabled Edyta to express herself about the objects or occasions of her surroundings - her designs are her avenue to release passion! “My children and my husband are my greatest motivation. This is the Cinderella dream for me. Being able to do what I love and share this love with others is the greatest feeling and reward I could imagine!"

 

The combination of inspiration, a love for fabric, a keen eye for color, and her family teachings blended into the recipe for a talent in constructing amazing quilts, creating innovative quilting patterns for Laundry Basket Quilts, designing beautiful Traditional and Batik fabrics for Moda (10 years) and now for Andover (present). She has published numerous books to date, been featured in many magazines, and her quilts have been honored in displays around the world.

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As the founder and owner of her company, Laundry Basket Quilts, Edyta is proud to carry on her family tradition that fabrics and threads have seamlessly stitched together through the generations. Her true passion and quilter’s spirit shine through her classes, workshops, and presentations. She travels all over the world sharing her experiences and connecting with quilters of all levels through the inspiring stories about the quilts she makes.

For more information about Edita, please visit the following:

Website: http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com

Instagram: @laundrybasketquilts

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

Gatherings - Wednesday, June 5, 2024
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for Gatherings in the Community Room at Albert McCormick Community Centre on Wednesday, June 5. It will be our final Gatherings for the guild year.

Our Featured Member is YOU!

Members are encouraged to bring a quilted project to show to the group. It can be a quilt, something small like a purse or even a flimsie.

We’re going to celebrate with a year end party. You are welcome to bring a sweet or savoury treat to enjoy with a hot beverage. Please bring your own mug Looking forward to seeing you.

For those of you participating in the Spring Craft Swap items will be shared with recipients at 1:00 pm. If you are unable to be present to share your item, please have a friend bring it, or contact Judy Pearce.

Doors open at 10:30  for members. There will be representatives from Membership, Library, Heart Pillows for SMH Cardiac Care, 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. The Library will be open to receive returns. Inventory will be taking place.

Come and enjoy part or all of the day with your quilting friends. 

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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Quick Links
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.

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

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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!!

Library

Friendly reminder that all guild library books must be returned at the June Gatherings scheduled for June 5. If you can't attend, please give your books to another member to return that day, or email the library to make other arrangements at wcqglibrary@gmail.com.

Anne Schott, Eilleen Yorysh, Sandy Bussey

wcqglibrary@gmail.com

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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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