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.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL EVENT
We know that the past many months have been challenging for everyone. So we wanted to do something special for our members. We will be offering a free one day zoom workshop on January 22, 2022 for all of our members. The workshop we will be offering is with award winning quilter, teacher and designer Lori Dickman (quiltingwithlori.com) Zooming in from Illinois. For the workshop description, supply list and the workshop sign up please go to the members only section of the website. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
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.
Bee Groups give us the opportunity to connect in small groups with other like-minded quilters, and learn from each other and be inspired by each other. Hopefully, this year will allow us to be together again, whether in person (following covid restrictions) or virtually using Zoom. If you’d like to start a bee group, but aren’t sure about zoom, there are many of us that could help with that. We are only limited by our imaginations!
Current Bee Groups
Postcard making for shows (Lead Mary W.) The guild would like members to make some postcards to be sold at the Visions Show and at the Canadian Rockies Quilt Show. So, wouldn’t it be fun to have a monthly zoom get together for a couple of hours where members could make postcards, inspire each other and socialize at the same time!
We know that the past many months have been challenging for everyone. So we wanted to do something special to look forward to. We will be offering a free one day workshop (it will happen on January 22, 2022) for all returning members and new members who join the guild. We hope that you will rejoin the guild for the coming year and encourage someone else to join who maybe is trying to decide. The workshop we will be offering is with award winning quilter, teacher and designer Lori Dickman (quiltingwithlori.com) Zooming in from Illinois.
Join quilting friends on Zoom as we visit 4 corners of the quilting world. Working from the comfort of our own homes we will have the opportunity to share our projects and visit with friends periodically during the weekend using breakout rooms. The retreat offers social connection, laughter, inspiration and freedom to participate in as little or as much as you desire. Everyone who registers will receive a schedule of events for the weekend and a chance to win prizes.
The great thing about a virtual retreat is that you can come and go throughout the weekend. For those of us who went on a virtual retreat, we were very surprised at how much fun we had and couldn’t wait till we could attend another one.
Continue reading Upcoming Events
There are great speakers lined up for the 2021/2022 guild year.
November 17, 2021: Dean Murphy from The Sugar Pine Company will present a Christmas and Sugar Pine product showcase.
December 15, 2021: Joanna Dermenjian from Ontario will present Quilting as to War: Canadian Women’s Community Contributions to WWII.
January 19, 2022: Bernie and Shelly Tobisch will present Building a Better Relationship with Your Sewing Machine.
February 16, 2022: “Every Quilt Tells a Story”
March 16, 2022: Dawn Piasta from Manitoba will present Trunk Show A La Mode.
April 20, 2022. Krista Hennebury from British Columbia with present Search for a Signature Style.
A complete fun and colourful package to make a lap sized touch quilt top. Tops are made with nine squares, three rows of three squares that are cut at 6.5” each before assembly. Touch quilts are made of colourful fabric with varying textures. Add-ons such as pockets, Velcro and ties provide dementia patients with tactile and visual stimulation. Quilts are backed with flannel to keep them from slipping. Our guild continues to make touch quilts for the Bow Valley, they provide both warmth and security to recipients.
These are a fun and easy project, completed in several hours. If you’d like to have a kit, please contact the current keeper of the closet Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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