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Join us at the Calvary Lutheran Church at 2820 Donald Street East -located at the intersection of Donald Street and Edward Street. We will meet on the third Monday of each month, September through June – our meetings begin at 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. (5:00 on Pot Luck meetings) Pre-meeting demos start at 6:30 pm (see below for details). All are welcome. Click here for a full listing of the dates, time and location…
Our next meeting will be: Monday, October 21, 2019.
Start of a new year and we have lots going on:
- Sew Days – dates can be found here
- Classes – lots to choose from
- *Guest Quilter – Libs Elliott in April 2020 – registration opens at 6:30 the night of the October meeting!
- Lots of Committees and volunteer opportunities to sign up for including
Mystery Block – October 5 – with Jackie Black
Postcards – November 6 – Post Cards with Cathy Ridley
Fabric Bargello – January 12 with Jeanette Dann
Box Bag – March 2 with Maria Bell
Libs Elliott – Guest Quilter coming to Thunder Bay April 18 & 19, 2020 for 2 Workshops and a Trunk Show.
Visit Libs Elliott’s website at www.libselliott.com
Christmas Cheer Teddy Bear Quilts – 303- Thank you!
Summer will soon be here (hopefully) and before we know it Fall will be in the air and time to think about making our Teddy Bear Quilts. Last year we gave 303 quilts with stuffed animals to Christmas Cheer. For the past 5 years since I took on this Committee we have surpassed the prior year’s numbers; I don’t know if we can do it this year or not. It sure would be great to do it.Click here for more information on this wonderful project and some more great patterns to try like:
For more details about this and other Community Service Projects click here.
Quilt Bee – February 1 & 2, 2020
We will be hosting another 2 day Bee February 1-2, 2020 at Oliver Road Community Centre. More details will follow over the coming months. If you are interested in helping to organize the Quilt Bee, please sign up for the Quilt Bee Organizing Committee. It takes several people to host a productive weekend so we need help to make it work.
The Quilt Bee Committee helps to organize the Quilt Bee as well as any of the lead-up events like cutting bees or Kit planning and organizing. We generally meet a few times before the bee and for any of the lead-up events.
If you need any supplies to complete them let Adrienne know. If you hand any in, please remember to let Adrienne know so you can be marked off the list. Thank you.
For more information on the Quilt Bees and our Community Projects – click here.
Placemats – *New Patterns* added
Last year our members contributed more than 400 placemats that were gratefully received by Meals on Wheels for distribution to their clients. There was so much beauty, ingenuity and quality workmanship displayed! We continue with this initiative this year and will have kits available at our meeting tonight for members to take home, complete and return.
You are also encouraged to make placemats using your own materials and patterns. If you wish to do so, we recommend that the finished size is approximately 12” x 18”. At each meeting we also have labels for you to attach to the back side of the placemats that you make for donation. Fold the label in half, wrong sides together, and tuck the cut edges under the binding before you complete it.
Click here for information and links to the patterns or to download the pdf’s. And here are some new patterns to try
- Mostly Squares
- Disappearing Nine Patch
- Braid as you Go
- Hourglass Trio
- Modern Log Cabin
- Blushing Peonies Placemats– from Cindy Cockell
Doris & Judy
Comfort and Figit Quilts
Just a reminder – Labels should be sewn on the back of the quilts flat so that they do not get caught on anything including fingers and toes. The label that is sewn on flat is the correct way to sew them on. Comfort quilts collected from recent meetings were taken to Precious Bundles, Pinewood Court, and Hogarth Riverview by Committee Members. Click here for more information about our Comfort Quilts and other community projects.Have you thought about making a Figit Quilt? Florence and I could provide you some tactile fabrics and notions to give it a try. Here is a great example of a fidget quilt. This is from ‘Man Quilting’ with Rob Apell. He has some great ideas on this fidget quilt. If you Google ‘fidget pillows’ you’ll see more examples made as pillows instead.
Florence and Pat
FAQs and Tips
Superior Quilt Show 2019
3rd in Viewers’ Choice – Friendship by Jeanette Dann
Best Booth – Road 17N
The Thunder Bay Quilt Guild would like to express their sincere appreciation to all of those who made our such such an amazing success and to all of those who came to our Show. See you in 2021!
Superior Quilt Show 2017 Winners