All Upcoming Guild  Activities through June 2022 will be Virtual.

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

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For our first meeting of 2022, the Program Committee is delighted to have Melissa Marginet join us.   Melissa will present “Myth – Quilting is an Expensive Hobby” where she will talk about how anyone can afford to quilt.  She will share quilts that she has made at very little cost and share her money saving secrets.  

Melissa is a Canadian quiltmaker, author, teacher, and quilt pattern designer.  Melissa grew up next door to her grandmother and credits her for a great start to her creative life.  She loves to teach and especially loves to teach quilting.   In every class she teaches, she learns something and is inspired.

Melissa has published two books: Walking Foot Quilting Designs, and Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs.  Her focus is to help people gain the confidence to quilt their quilts on their home sewing machines with a walking foot.

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She has taught for Quilt Canada, the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference as well as guilds across Canada. Since June of 2020 she has been teaching online throughout North America which includes the Virtual Quilt Festival and Road@Home.

She is a member of two quilt guilds – Manitoba Prairie Quilters and Winnipeg Modern Quilt Guild.  She is also the creator and webmaster of Quilt Manitoba, a website that lists quilt resources, links, and activities for quilters living in, or visiting Manitoba.

For more information about Melissa: 

Etsy: www.Etsy.com/shop/melissamarginet 

Website: www.melissamarginet.ca

Instagram: @melissamarginet

Facebook: Melissa Marginet - Quiltmaker

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/melissamarginet

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Our virtual vendor for this meeting is

Country Patchworks

515533 11th Line RR#3 Woodstock, ON N4S-7V7

HOURS: 10am - 3:30pm Tuesday to Saturday Closed  of all Holiday Weekends

Masks, Sanitizer and Social Distancing required

www.countrypatchworks.ca

Library

Your Library is open for business in January, 2022 – we will continue with curbside pickup.   We hope the Helpful Hints for searching the Library Inventory will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

We have added a Quiz that is meant to make you curious about our Library and to have fun.

Members may choose up to four (4) books from any tag/category in the guild’s library. We need members to be responsible for returning library books themselves or by friends. When members come to pickup books, they will also be able to choose 2 books from the Give Away Table

If you have any  questions, please contact:


Jean Simpson:

ajeansimpson@yahoo.ca

AND

Donna McKay: 

mckay65jd@gmail.com

Important Dates to Remember:

Deadline to order books:

     Sunday, January 16, 2022

Quiz Answers Submissions Deadline:

     Sunday, January 16, 2022

Pick Up at Albert McCormick Arena:   

     Friday, January 21, 2022, 1-2 pm 

Covid rules apply. 

Please wear your masks.

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Show & Share

To view Show & Share for past months to to:

Show & Share Archives.

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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

Members & Guests

To 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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Upcoming  Workshops

Saturday, January 29, 2022

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Skill level:  

Confident beginner and above
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm EST

Cost: $35 - members
          $45 - non-members    

Opens to non-members:

January 17, 2022

This is a fun day of learning techniques that will result in a lovely Zen Tree which measures 12” square.  We will learn improv piecing as well as some walking foot quilting designs and how to use them within the patchwork.  To finish the quilt, we will make a faced binding that can also be used to hang your quilt.
 

Saturday, February 19,  2022

Scrappy Carpenters Star

with

Michele Crawford

Skill level: Intermediate and above

Time: 9:30am  - 12:30pm
Cost : $45- members
           $55 - non- members

The $10 cost of the pattern is included in the workshop fee and will be  emailed to participants prior to the class
Opens to public: February 9th

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This class is a technique based class where Michele will demonstrate tips on how to cut, sew and press accurately with 1 inch strips.  Accuracy is necessary for this pattern to be successful and quilters are always looking for tips on how to improve so this workshop might be for you.  For more details and to register go to the online store.

Saturday, April 2,  2022

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Wicked Wahini

with

Linda J. Hahn

Skill level: Confident beginner and above

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost: $90 - members

          $100 - non-members   

The cost of the workshop includes $35 for the required pattern.

Opens to public March 2

Wicked Wahini is Linda’s most popular workshop by far.  The pattern incorporates the New York Beauty block into a larger Carpenter’s Square block. There are NO SET IN SEAMS.

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:

wcqgprogram@gmail.com

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

International Quilting Day 2022
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The Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild has joined with The Royal City Quilters’ Guild (Guelph) and the York Heritage Quilters’ Guild to host this special event, which will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022 on line using Zoom.

 

Festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time and run throughout the day! Some of the events you can look forward to this year include:

 

This event is free to all members of the participating guilds. People who are not members of one of the sponsoring guilds can participate upon payment of a $20 fee.

There will be a selection of twelve presentations scheduled throughout the day. Four of our own guild members will be sharing presentations – Gail Berry-Graham, Kathy Bissett, Inez Drummond and Barbara Pye. There is no need to register for individual sessions; you will be able drop into whatever sessions you want to. Check out programs and sessions for International Quilting Day.

 

Registration for this event is now open. There is no cost for members of sponsoring guilds, but we still ask all to register. Guests are welcome to attend and to submit quilts for the Virtual Quilt Show for a $20 fee. 

Here’s how to register.

  1. https://rcqg.square.site/

  2. Choose International Quilting Day

  3. Choose whether you are a member of a sponsoring guild or a non-member. 

  4. Add to Cart and click the checkout button

  5. When you get to the checkout page:

    • Review your cart to make sure you have the right number of IQD registrations in your cart;

    • provide your email address so we can contact you with the Zoom link; and

    • if desired, choose an express method of payment

    • click the blue Place Order button. 

  6. Tuck your order confirmation in a safe place so you can review it on the big day. Please check Junk, Spam and other mailbox folders for your confirmation email. If you do not receive an order confirmation, you did not complete the registration process. Please make sure to complete the process including a valid email address. 

 

To Submit Your Quilts for the Virtual Quilt Show

Members of the sponsoring guilds and paying guests are welcome to submit up to two quilts to the virtual quilt show. Please be prepared to provide the following information about your quilt(s):

  • Quilt name

  • Pattern designer

  • Quilter, if other than yourself

  • An artist's statement or brief history of the quilt. (Limit of 50 words)

  • Up to five photos for each quilt. We recommend an overall view of the quilt along with several close-ups of interesting details.

Quilt show submissions will close on February 5, 2022.

We look forward to seeing many of our guild members attend this special day of quilting fun!

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  • keynote speaker Meg Cox’s (https://megcox.com) presentation “Behind the Scenes at the Greatest Quilt Museum in the World”

  • a vendor showcase

  • projects and demonstrations from guild members and presenters

  • a virtual quilt show featuring work from all three guilds’ members; and

  • door prizes.

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