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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 403-678-8428
Silent Auction Letter
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)
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 email@example.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
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.
Several of our guild members helped add paint to the mural at the Canmore Recreation Centre this weekend. Participants were from groups who utilize the recreation centre.
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.