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Guild  Meetings are Virtual on the Third Wednesday of the Month

Welcome to our next online meeting
Februrary 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Wiggles & Waves: Free-Form Curves
 Karen Eckmeier

We are delighted to have Karen Eckmeier join us from Connecticut, USA, for our February meeting! Karen will present her lecture, Wiggles & Waves: Free-Form Curves. Inspired by the textures, lines and colours found in nature, Karen will share her love of curved piecing and collage, and how it led to the creation of her layered top stitching technique. Wild curves and dramatic angles may look difficult to do, but the process is really easy and quite relaxing! So sit back and let Karen inspire you during this presentation on how to use her top stitching technique to create wiggles & waves, twists & twirls, logs & leaves, Accidental Landscapes™ and even waves to wear.

Karen is an award-winning quilter, international teacher and author. Her books, patterns and workshops (Happy Villages, Accidental Landscapes and Wiggles & Waves), emphasize her no-stress approach to playing with fabric, whether it be raw-edge collage or her layered/topstitching technique, students always go home with an ‘I can do that’ attitude.

Karen will be teaching her full day workshop ‘Accidental Landscapes: BEACHES’ on Saturday February 25, 2023. For more information about the workshop and to register, please go to our  online store.

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For more information more about Karen or her books, please visit her Web Site:

The Quilted Lizard Fiber Art Studio 

Our virtual vendor for this meeting is
Creemore House of Stitches
Creemore, ON

Welcome to Creemore House of Stitches Quilt and Yarn Shop

Your local Quilt and Yarn Shop in the Gateway to Southern Georgian Bay. Featuring Fabric, Wide Backs, Battings and Stabilizers, Yarn, Notions, Patterns, Books and more. Block of the Month and Quilt Along Programs.

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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 next Gatherings
March 1, 2023 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. For anyone just wishing to come and sew for the day, please contact Jean to reserve a table.

In addition, there will be a Featured Member sharing works and/or techniques, enabling members to enhance their quilting talents. For the schedule of Featured Members click here.


I quilt all my large quilts on my domestic sewing machine. Both the quilt top and back are fully constructed before the batting is added in a quilt-as-you go technique. I’ll be demonstrating throughout the day and will be prepared to answer questions. There will be quilts on display that have been quilted using this technique.

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

Coordinators: Elaine LaRonde & Jean McFarlane.

This month Glenda Dippel will be featured demonstrating how to quilt a large quilt on a domestic sewing machine. There will also be a display of Glenda's Quilts.

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.  


Hope we see you at Gatherings on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  Your library opens at 10:30 am and there are lots of books about quilting for you to choose from. You may borrow 3 books in total, however only one can be from the Tag -NEW books. Oh, please don't forget to bring your Guild Library card.


Got a Toonie? Come and buy from the BOOK SALE table. Just $2.00 and no limit on how many you can buy. Don't forget about the free magazine exchange - Bring One, Take Two. Check back at each monthly Gatherings as the selections change for both books and magazines.


Deadline for online orders to the Librarians is Tues. February 28.  Please provide the title, author, and its TAG NAME.  Curbside pickup on Wednesday, March 1 will be at 12 noon to 2pm.


Enjoy the crossword puzzle “Things about Quilting and February”.  We supplied the questions and PuzzleFast Instant Puzzle Maker did the rest. Don’t forget about the fat quarter prize for a completed puzzle when borrowing library books. 


Jean Simpson

Donna McKay

Barb Mockford

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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.

Special Projects

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Here’s our next puzzle


Postcards for Ukraine
I Found a Quilted Heart
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At the WCQG Online Store you can:

  • Join the guild

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  • Purchase guest passes

  • Register for workshops

  • Register for Sewing Together, But Apart days

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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  Virtual Workshops

Saturday, February 25, 2023
Accidental Landscapes: BEACHES

Karen Eckmeier

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm ET
Skill Level: All

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Traditional Variations

Cheryl Arkison

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 9:30am - 4pm ET
Skill Level: Confident beginner


Saturday, May 6, 2023
Modified Quilt as You Go

Diane Murtha

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm ET
Skill Level: All

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.

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International Quilting Day

Register for International Quilting Day

  • Click the Registration button below

  • Enter your Name and a valid E-mail address

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

  • Click the Submit button

  • Non-members are directed to a payment page to pay the Guest Fee

  • Once registered you will receive a notice of the day closer to the event

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Participate in the Virtual Quilt Show

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

  • Quilt name

  • Pattern Designer

  • Quilter, if other than yourself

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

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

  • Click the button below to start registering your quilt(s). If you do not have a google account open you will be prompted to log into your google account in order to open the quilt submission form. If you do not have a google account, ask a friend or family member to submit your quilt(s) on your behalf

  • The deadline for for quilt submission is February 4, 2023


Would you like to make the International Sister Quilt Block?

Leslie Batt showed us how at a previous International Quilting Day! You can click here for the tutorial PDF and create your own International Sister quilt project!


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

Sewing Together Coordinator

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