All Upcoming Guild  Activities through June 2022 will be Virtual.

Welcome to our next online meeting
March 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
with
– Krista Moser

Our March speaker, Krista Moser comes to us from Seattle, Washington and will delight us with her presentation, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.  Krista will share with us her story – how she started very young and went on to design her own quilts and patterns.  She typically works in design concepts and color theory while showing her different quilts.

For more information about Krista:

Website: www.Kristamoser.com

Facebook@ Krista Moser: The Quilted Life

YouTube @ Krista Moser

Instagram @ krista_moser

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Krista is the creative force and inspiration behind The Quilted Life – a blog and resource centre for the aspiring, beginner, seasoned and expert quilter making patterns, tutorials and tools for the contemporary quilt market.

A quilting and fiber arts enthusiast, Krista has been teaching sewing and quilting lessons for more than 20 years.  She has published forty patterns since 2016 and is the designer of the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond rulers.  Her work has been featured in quilting magazines published by Martingale Press and hung in prominent quilt shops around the USA.

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Our virtual vendor for this meeting is

The Cotton  Harvest Quilt Shop in Seaforth

The Cotton Harvest is an award winning Canadian quilt shop and online quilting store based in Seaforth, Ontario. We are the exclusive Canadian retailer for Cherrywood Fabric. We offer a variety of quilting patterns, classes, and are proud to be a Quilt Sampler magazine Top Shop. Visit us in-store or online today.

https://thecottonharvest.com

Library

Our Library is able to opened for business!

Members may choose four (4) books from any tag in the guild’s library on the WCQG’s website.   We hope the searching hints have been helpful.   We’d appreciate you including the Tag when you order your books.

Curbside pickup will continue.   When members come to pick up their books, they will also be able to choose two (2) books from the Give Away table.

If you have any  questions, please contact:

Jean Simpson:

ajeansimpson@yahoo.ca

or

Donna McKay: 

mckay65jd@gmail.com

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

Quick Links
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Important Dates to Remember:

Deadline to order books: 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Quiz Answers to Librarians – by

Sunday, March 13, 202

Pick Up - Albert McCormick Arena

Friday, March 18, 2022, 1-2pm.  

 

Covid rules apply. 

Please wear your masks.

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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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. 

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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.

Would you like to make the International Sister Quilt Block?

Leslie Batt showed us how at last year's International Quilting Day! You can download her tutorial [pdf] and create your own International Sister quilt project! There are three blocks showcased at the top of the poster above.

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Upcoming  Workshops

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.

Now Open to Non- Members

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.

For more information about Linda:

Website: www.froghollowdesigns.com

Facebook: Linda J. Hahn

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.

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