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Guild  Meetings are Virtual on the Third Wednesday of the Month

Welcome to our next online meeting on
December 20 2023 at 7:00 pm

Eleven Cool Things

Every Quilter Should Know


Ricky Tims

We are so excited to have Ricky Tims join us from Colorado, USA for our December guild meeting!  Ricky will present his lecture and slide show, Eleven Cool Things Every Quilter Should Know (bobbin work, circular attachments, piped binding, marking a quilt, using stable stuff poly, etc).

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Ricky Tims has successfully blended several diverse creative passions into one very unique career. His skills as a pianist, composer, and producer are well-known by the thousands who have heard his music. Ricky’s quilts have won numerous international awards. He began designing and making quilts in 1991 and went on to be named one of the “Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World.”

Ricky is the author of numerous quilting books and patterns, and the co-author of the fantasy novel, Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window which was semi-finalist for middle-grade Book of the Year 2020 on He has a rich catalog of online quilt classes and online photography classes. He is co-founder and co-host of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, an online, subscription-based TV show for quilters.

Ricky is delighted to share his creative journey and enthusiasm with quilters of every level of expertise. He encourages individuals to cultivate self-expression, reach for the unreachable, and believe in the impossible.  


For more information  about Ricky Tims and his work, please visit the following:


Instagram: @rickytims



Our virtual vendor for this meeting is

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Artistic Qults with Colors

1963 Old Highway 3, Bellville ON


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 - Thursday, January 4, 2024

Please note the day change, for this month only.

The Featured Event for January is a Chair Sale.

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.

What is a chair sale, you might ask?

  • It is an opportunity for you to bring your not so loved items and sell them or give them away to other guild members. You might  have fabric, thread, notions, crafting, sewing or knitting items that you want to pass on to another guild member.

  • You are welcome to set your items up on a chair or if you have lots of items, you may want to use a portion of a table. We want to avoid creating any tripping hazards.

  • Please make a sign with your name that can be attached to your chair or portion of a table. Include prices on items you wish to sell. Have a container to collect any money generated from the sale of your items.

  • This is a wonderful opportunity to pass on unloved treasures and bring some new ones home.


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

Bring a mug and enjoy a hot beverage.

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!!

It was great to see you in the Library in November – 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 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 3 books each month, or 2 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 Monday, October 30, 2023.  You can preview the Library Inventory by clicking on that button on our website.

  • Book Sale table will be open - $2.00/book or 3 books for $5.00.


We look forward to seeing you on December 6 at Gatherings.

Anne Schott, Eilleen Yorysh, Sandy Bussey

Upcoming  Workshops

Saturday, February 3, 2024
Walking Foot Valentine Play Day
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:

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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