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Guild  Meetings are Virtual on the Third Wednesday of the Month

Welcome to our next online meeting on
January 17 2024 at 7:00 pm

Hexagons:  Six Sides, One Angle, and Oh So Many Possibilities

with

Carol Wilhoit

We are delighted to have Carol Wilhoit join us from Illinois, USA for our January guild meeting!  Carol will present her lecture and slide show, “Hexagons:  Six Sides, One Angle, and Oh So Many Possibilities”. The hexagon is successfully used in both traditional and contemporary quilts. The unique six-sided geometry of the hexagon makes it exceptionally versatile!  While hexagons can be arranged in interesting patterns, they can also be created from other shapes, such as triangles and diamonds. Quilted hexagon pieces can incorporate many techniques, including machine piecing, hand piecing, English Paper Piecing (by hand or machine), fussy cutting, embroidery, and quilting.  

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During forty years of quilting, Carol has become interested in making small quilted projects as well as quilts.  As a retired physician, she enjoys bringing her technical mind to quilting.  She likes to find ways to make the construction process easier while producing better results. She has also refined techniques for building, organizing, and using a stash that make it a joy to have and to use.  She enjoys free motion quilting, quilting with the walking foot, and using metallic thread for quilting.  

Carol has been teaching quilting classes for more than ten years, including teaching at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show.  She loves sharing her knowledge and ideas with others and encouraging students as they try new projects and techniques. One of her favorite aspects of teaching is seeing students succeed at completing a challenging project.  Another is seeing students have “Aha!” moments during which they see how simple changes in technique can help them create projects that look better while taking less effort.  


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Patterns for several of her quilts and quilted projects have been published in magazines, including Quilter’s World and Fons & Porter’s Quick and Easy Quilts.

 

Join Carol in a fun workshop on Saturday February 3, 2024, “Valentine Play Day”. For more information about the workshop and to register, please go to our online store

For more information about Carol Wilhoit and her work, please visit the following:

Website: www.carolquilts.com 

Instagram: @carolquilts123

Email:  carolquilts123@gmail.com

Our virtual vendor for this meeting is

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Emmaline Bags

50 Manitoba Court   

Spruce Grove AB,  T7X 0V5

1-780-571-2247

 email is janelle@emmalinebags.com

 https://emmalinebags.com/

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, February 7, 2024

The Featured Event is a Quilts of Valour-Canada Sewing Day .

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, SMILE, PAL, Memory, Quilts of Valour, UFOs and Fabric Curator.

There will be a Quilts of Valour - Canada Sewing Day at Gatherings held This month, from 11am to 3pm. Deby Wettges will be giving a brief history on QOVC, how it supports physically and mentally injured Canadian Armed Forces members, and a display of currently donated quilts. Deby will have block kits available to be sewn that day and hopefully enough participation to complete a quilt top before the day is finished. You are invited to bring your sewing machine (and neutral thread) for a few hours of sewing and chatting.  For every quilt block you complete that day, your name will go into the draw. One name will be drawn at the end of our session and a prize will be awarded. There will also be kits available for those who would like to sew at home.  These completed blocks would then be returned at the March Gathering. 

Come and enjoy part or all of the day - Gatherings runs from 10:30 to 3:30.

Hope to see you there

Elaine and Jean

The Library will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Coordinators: Elaine LaRonde & Jean McFarlane.

Please Note:

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

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

It was great to see you in the Library in January– we hope you found what you were looking for.  Don’t forget you can view the Library Inventory by clicking on that button . . . very near to where you are currently reading.

 

Haven’t heard about the Library Learning Challenge – check out our website and/or the newsletter.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at wcqglibrary@gmail.com or visit us on November 1 – our next Gatherings.   The Challenge runs from September 2023 to April 2024, so there is lots of time.  

 

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 wcqglibrary@gmail.com 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 on February 7 at Gatherings.

Anne Schott, Eilleen Yorysh, Sandy Bussey

wcqglibrary@gmail.com

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Upcoming  Workshops

Saturday, February 3, 2024
Walking Foot Valentine Play Day
with
Carol Wilhoit

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Remember the fun of gathering doilies, colored paper, scissors, markers and glue to make Valentines? Experience the same joy of Valentine making, this time with ingredients of fabric, batting and thread, using your sewing machine with a walking foot, dual feed or even a regular sewing foot. You will learn a variety of ways to quilt a heart and then use your hearts to make mug rugs that are perfect Valentines. Trimming the extra batting around the heart makes the heart three-dimensional, an extra special touch known as trapunto. The designs and techniques used in class can also be used for larger quilts, so you should leave with some completed Valentines and with ideas that you can use for quilting your next quilt.

Date: Saturday February 3, 2024

Time: 9:30am ET to 12:30pm ET

Cost: $40 

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:

wcqgprogram@gmail.com

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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