Guild Meetings are Virtual on the Third Wednesday of the Month
Welcome to our next online meeting on
September 20 2023 at 7:00 pm
quilt your favorite designs can make quilting so fun! Angela will show us classic quilting designs as well as easy ways to make different variations. Not only will we learn how they go together, she will also share common troubleshooting suggestions as well as ideas on where to use them on your quilts.
Free Motion Quilting:
Little Changes, Big Variety
We are delighted to have Angela Walters join us from Missouri, USA, for our September guild meeting! Angela will present her lecture, Free Motion Quilting: Little Changes, Big Variety. In the presentation, Angela will show us that learning different ways to
Angela loves all things related to quilting! She started her quilting career over 17 years ago on the side of her husband’s grandpa. He patiently taught her the art of quilting by helping her make her first quilt, a nine patch quilt that is still on her bed today! Angela can’t believe how much has changed since that first quilt. She is still a quilter, of course, but now she can add Author, Quilting Teacher, Fabric Designer and Shop Owner to her resume! Angela loves to give lectures and teach quilting classes. She also has classes online with Craftsy with the most recent being “Quilting with Rulers: Free Motion Made Simple”. And, since she doesn’t think she is quite busy enough, she is also the host of ‘The Midnight Quilter’, a free YouTube series. But, no matter what accomplishments Angela lists on her bio, she says it pales in comparison to the titles she holds in her personal life: Mother to three adorable children, wife to her awesome husband for over 19 years, and confirmed coffee addict! And of course, Grandpa’s Girl.
For more information about Angela and her work, read her blog or to sign up for a free, Free Motion Challenge Quilt Along, please visit the following:
Angela will be teaching her half day workshop Free Motion Quilting: Master the Meander, on Thursday September 28, 2023. For more information about the workshop and to register, please go to our online store.
Our 2023-2024 guild year:
Here’s a sneak peek at what members can expect on the Virtual Cruise in January.
Gatherings are In-Person on the First Wednesday of the Month
Gatherings - October 4, 2023
We kick started the new season of Gatherings with the first of 3 sewing bees. These bees will not only give members an opportunity to contribute to the charitable work of the guild, they will also provide a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and some new ones too. Members are welcome to drop in for a short time or stay for the day.
Gatherings started as a new programme last year. This monthly in-person programme was created to enable members to meet, sew, socialize and learn. From September 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. If there is interest there will be an opportunity for members to participate in the UFO Challenge and Strippers Club.
* Please note that the library will be open from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm.
Coordinators: Elaine LaRonde & Jean McFarlane.
Sew for Quilts of Valour with Deby Wettges.
As a member of WCQG and the Kitchener and area regional rep for Quilts of Valour - Canada, Deby Wettges will once again host a Sewing Bee at Gatherings. She will have quilts on display and information to share about QOVC. And, once again Deby will have pre-cut kits for members. Last year Deby the pre-cut fabric kits for blocks resulted in 23 finished blocks that day and 21 additional blocks completed by members sewing at home. Deby is pleased to be invited back to host another Sewing Bee.
Sew for Smile Quilts with Peggy Herlick, Helene Doerfler and committee.
Totes and Purses with Grace Cameron
At this time masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required.
!! Welcome back – Your library is Open !!
…. and we were so glad to see you again - browsing the variety of books available, borrowing and signing up for the Library Learning Challenge. Twenty-one (21) of you borrowed 55 books and a few magazines too. Enjoy.
Eleven (11) of you signed up for the Library Learning Challenge – and we look forward to seeing your project. There are 8 Techniques in the draw and remember, you get a second chance if it really isn’t what you’d like to learn or you already know how and want to learn something new. Wondering what those Techniques are? Come and see us in October to find out!! Read all the details about the Library Learning Challenge by clicking on this link.
We look forward to seeing you again in October.
Donna McKay and Anne Schott
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:
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Members & Guests
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Smile & PAL Quilts
To access the Smile and PAL Quilt request forms please go to the Community Outreach Page.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Master the Meander
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Time: 10am - 1pm ET (3 hours)
Skill level: Beginner and beyond
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.