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Guild  Meetings are Virtual on the Third Wednesday of the Month

Welcome to our next online meeting
April 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm

“ Creative Adventures of Racheldaisy - A Showcase of her Quilts and their Stories”


Racheldaisy Dodd

We are delighted to have Racheldaisy Dodd with us for our April guild meeting! Racheldaisey will present her lecture and slide show, “Creative Adventures of Racheldaisy - A Showcase of her Quilts and their Stories”. Racheldaisy will share a variety of her quilts in different styles from pretty to modern, and their inspiration and stories. 

Known as a "kangaroo on a pogo stick" in terms of her style, Rachaeldaisy consistently finds innovative ways and fresh techniques to reinterpret traditional designs. Her work incorporates a multitude of three-dimensional elements, such as Yo-Yos, Prairie Points, wool felt, appliquéd and pieced denim, doilies, and trims. Whimsical, creative, colorful, and exuberant are often used to describe her distinctive style. 

Rachaeldaisy's quilts have received numerous international awards, including several Best in Show accolades, recognition for Best Use of Color, Most Innovative, and Viewers Choice. Her quilts have been exhibited and awarded in fine art exhibitions and featured in national and international magazines and her book "Whizz Bang - Adventures with Folded Fabric Quilts" has inspired quilters around the world!


Teaching and sharing her quilts with other quilters is an absolute joy for Rachaeldaisy. She aims to inspire others, whether they are beginners or advanced sewers, to embrace different techniques and prove that patchwork and quilting doesn’t have to have rules.

For more information about Racheldaisy and to follow her creative path, please visit the following:




Instagram: @bluemountaindaisy

Facebook: Racheldaisy Blue Mountain Daisy

Our 2023-2024 guild year:


Join Racheldaisy for her full day workshop, “Big Happy Daisy”, on Saturday April 27, 2024. Please visit the WCQG online store for details and to sign up!

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

Gatherings - Wednesday, May 1, 2024
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for another interesting day at Gatherings in the Community Room at Albert McCormick Community Centre on Wednesday, May 1. Our featured member this month will be Bonnie Murdoch who will demonstrate how to create fabulous fabric postcards. You may wish to donate your postcards to Doris Martin, Guild Secretary, for use when communicating with members or keep them to send to friends or family. 


If you wish to make a postcard at Gatherings, see the list of supplies in the Guild newsletter.


 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 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bring a mug if you would like to enjoy a hot beverage. 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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The deadline for submitting to Show & Share is the Sunday prior to the guild meeting.

To view Show & Share for past months to to:

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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!!


We enjoy seeing you each month at Gatherings in our library loft. 

If you have any questions about the library, feel free to email us at or visit us at Gatherings. 

And you can always view the library inventory by clicking the "Library Inventory" button in this section.


The Library Learning Challenge runs through April, please see the newsletter for details about how to participate or come upstairs and ask us about it at Gatherings.


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 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 at Gatherings.

Anne Schott, Eilleen Yorysh, Sandy Bussey

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Big Happy Daisy


Raicheldaisy Dodd


Rachaeldaisy Dodd will join us from Australia for a fun day of learning new techniques. The supply list and advance work will be sent once you’ve registered, so don’t wait. This class will fill up fast!


A super fun wall hanging! 60cm x 122cm

Participants will start by making a Pine Burr flower center which we then turn into a flower with 3D petals and add the pretty prairie point grass. There’s lots of room to be creative and personalise the flowers, and of course daisies can be any colour-. Pink, yellow and rainbow flowers are all just as fun.

Some homework of piecing and quilting the background, and folding triangles is suggested for this class. This frees up students to focus on being creative with their flower in the workshop.

Date: Saturday April 27,2024

Time: 9:00am ET - 3:30pm ET with a 30 minute lunch break

Cost: $60

Skill level: Intermediate and above

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.

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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