Creative Walking Foot Workshop with Jacquie Gering Rescheduled 

The Creative Walking Foot Workshop with Jacquie Gering is rescheduled.  The new date and time is listed below:

Date:     Thursday January 26, 2023
Place:    Zoom
Time:     9:30 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain Time)    with 30 minutes for lunch 

Please note this is a Mountain Cabin Quilt Guild member only workshop.  Registration for this workshop is now open again and the registration can be found at the bottom of the Members Only page.

Canadian Rockies Quilt Show – Silent Auction

Silent Auction – Let’s Get Creative

Thinking of donating an item or you know someone who might donate or you are not sure how to get someone to donate?  Here is the answer!  Attached is a letter you can download and give to a friend or family member or business that you think would help us out.

If you are planning to give the letter to someone please call or email me first so we don’t get two members asking the same business for a donation.

 Lynn at  borrowman@telus.net  or call at 403-678-8428

Silent Auction Letter

April Stitch and Learn

This month you are invited to “cut and pieces without using a ruler”.  Jean Wells does Intuitive Art Quilting and has a YouTube video where she shares her technique.  This process lends itself well to creating postcards.  We look forward to seeing your postcards using this fun method.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9gRFs_0ZpQ
(Jean has other videos you might find interesting that you can find by doing a google search using her name)

Community Outreach – Touch Quilts

Our last community outreach initiative for this year is “Touch Quilts”!  For people with dementia touch quilts can be a stimulating and calming activity, including those with arthritis.

Jorie, our team member leading the touch quilt initiative, has contacted various members of the Bow Valley care community to assess their needs.  The goal is 20 lap quilts that measure approximately 20″x20″.   Nine 7 inch cut squares pieced 3×3 and then embellished  will create a perfect size.    Three quilts were handed in at our meeting so we have 17 to go!

In addition four 36″x36″ wall quilts have been requested.  If you are interested in making a wall quilt please contact Jorie at jorieadams@gmail.com.  We need two more volunteers.

To provide ideas and answer questions Jorie will be attending the May 4th QTYW zoom meeting from 1-3 pm.  Touch quilts are a fun and quick project that make a big impact.  Nine fun blocks sewn together.

  May 4th QTYW Zoom Link

 

 

 

President’s Message

Thanks to everyone who participated in the “Bag Blitz”!  What a team of overachievers we are.  And a huge thank you to Siobhan, Deb, Albertina, Roseanne for organizing and getting fabric to make it as easy as possible.  Small acts of kindness like this make such a difference in the lives of those in crisis or in grief.
 
It’s time to think about next year!  At our June meeting, we will need to vote and have our Executive members confirmed for the 2022-2023 Guild year.  We need to fill both the Secretary and Membership Coordinator position.  The librarian position is also changing; Dale Robertson has volunteered to take that role.
 
Being on the Executive is a great way to meet people and learn new skills (so good for your brain).  Current and past Executive members will help mentor you, no special skills needed.  Even if you are new to the Guild, please consider taking a position.  Almost any position can be shared, so call a friend and work together.
 
In any given year, more than 25% of our members are involved in the Executive or our larger committees.  Delivery of our programs depends on having people to organize them and make them happen.Our immediate past president, Deb Boutilier, has agreed to head the nominating committee.  If you are interested in joining the Executive team, please contact her (deb_boutilier@shaw.ca) .  She’d be thrilled to talk to you and answer questions.
 
MCQG Projector
We’ve purchased a new high-definition projector for our hybrid meetings.  The Guild’s Dell projector, purchased about 9 or 10 years ago and gently used, is no longer needed.  It connects to a computer via HDMI cable.
 
If you are interested in purchasing this item, please contact Karen (pres@mountaincabinquilters.ca)  by March 31 to discuss.

Honouring Roseanne and our Guild Founders

The link below is to a video that we planned to show at our November meeting to honour Roseanne and the Founders of our Guild.  As we recently learned, Roseanne is moving to Leduc to be closer to family.  She will, however, remain a member of our Guild and through the magic of technology, be able to join us on Zoom.  We’re all sad to see her leave the Bow Valley!  Her sunny attitude and willingness to volunteer for anything that needs to be done will be missed by so many local organizations.  Thanks so much to Wally and her son-in-law for converting it to a private YouTube video so we can all watch.

https://youtu.be/NNlooZPL0qA

Raffle Quilt Draw – Colourful Canmore

Raffle Quilt Draw

On Sunday afternoon, Dean Murphy from the Sugar Pine in Canmore drew the winning ticket for our stunning raffle quilt, Colourful Canmore.  The winner is (insert drum roll here!)  Sue Herlett.  The winning ticket was sold by Pat G.  We hope Sue, the winner of Colourful Canmore will be delighted with her prize.

The raffle quilt is a major source of funding for the Guild.  Many thanks to the Raffle Quilt committee and all those who sold tickets and manned the booths at the market and outside the Sugar Pine during these difficult months!

It was lovely to see so many members out to watch the draw on this lovely fall afternoon, and to Dean for taking the time from his busy life to draw the winning ticket.