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Welcome to the home of the Thunder Bay Quilters Guild.

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Monthly Meetings

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 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.  Click here for a full listing of the dates, time and location…

Our next meeting of next year will be: Monday, June 19, 2017. Potluck at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm).

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Guild Bags and Pins – We will be selling bags and pins with the new Guild logo! The bags are navy cotton with a zippered closure and will be available at a cost of $15 cash, exact change please! Pins are available at a cost of $5. Exact change would be appreciated.

Nametags – We are sold out of Nametag kits, more will be available in September. I am including the pattern again (click her for the Nametag Pattern), and encourage you to make it from your own stash. Please note it is reversed for paper piecing. If you need help, here is one good tutorial, (you do not need a fancy ruler, all quilting rulers have a quarter inch on them!) http://ellisonlane.com/2013/08/beginningpaperpiecing.html

Click here for information about our past meetings and a schedule of our future ones.

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 Dorothy Mills1st Place Viewers Choice  Flights of Fancy

Winner of the Quilt Show Challenge.

2017 Superior Quilt Show – click here for more information! 

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Placemats – *New Patterns* added 

Our response to the placemat initiative this year has been outstanding and your generosity is greatly appreciated by the clients, as recognized in several notes of thanks received from Meals on Wheels this year. Twenty-four placemats were donated in April. Once again this month we will have labels for the placemats available at our meeting. These are to be folded wrong sides together and inserted under the binding on the back of the placemats.

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Quilt Bee 

We will be planning a finishing bee for next year. We have several tops assembled that need to be quilted so this will be the focus next year. If you are interested in working on a quilt top or finishing a quilt over the summer please see me at the May meeting or email me at alopes@tbaytel.net.

Ten comfort quilts were collected at the April meeting. A total 53 comfort quilts were displayed at the Quilt Show and admired by many. Thanks to everyone for their contributions. The Comfort Quilt Committee will be meeting to distribute the quilts in May.

For more information on Quilt Bees and our Community Projects – click here.

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Christmas Cheer Teddy Bear Quilts

There has been some discussion lately among guild members about our Christmas cheer teddy bears so I want to clarify things. We spoke to someone on the Christmas cheer committee and she filled us in.  Teddy Bears don’t have to be specifically teddy bears, they can be rabbits, cats, dogs, or any stuffed animal.  Dolls are also acceptable because hard dolls can be given to older children and soft ones to the younger ones.

November is Teddy Bear Quilt month.  No labels on the quilts as these are from Santa. For more details about this and other Community Service Projects click here.

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 Comfort Quilts

In 2076-2017 we collected over 120 quilted blocks that were squared to 12 1?2 inch and incorporated into Hinge-Method quilts. In 2017-2018 we are launching a new project for next year called “Hope House”. We will be looking to donate bed and crib quilts for each room when they rebuild the facility after the fire.

To read more about our Comfort Quilts and other community projects click here.

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