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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 will be: Monday, October 16, 2017. Download the Quill-October2017

2017-2018 Membership Form- If you haven’t already done so, please complete this form to join or renew your TBQG membership. Click here to download the TBQG Membership Form 2017-2018.

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 $20 cash, exact change please! Pins are available at a cost of $5. Exact change would be appreciated.

Nametags – kits will be available at the meeting at a cost of $5.00. I am including the pattern again (click her for the Nametag Pattern). Please note it is reversed for paper piecing. If you need help, here is one good tutorial, http://ellisonlane.com/2013/08/beginningpaperpiecing.html

Click here for information about our past meetings and a schedule of our 2017-2018 meetings as well as details of our meetings from years past.

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 2017-2018 Classes

There are many classes arranged for this year – a Free Motion Class with Adrienne; a Bag Class with Peggy and Hand Quilting class with Jeannette.

In May, the Guild will be welcoming Julie Plotniko to it’s May meeting for a special demo.  As well she will be conducting 2 classes: Colour Blend Quilt and Botanical Free Motion Quilting Made Easy.

For more information on these classes click here.

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Superior Quilt Show 2017 Winners

 Dorothy Mills1st Place Viewers Choice  Flights of Fancy

Winner of the Quilt Show Challenge.

The Guild will be be hosting their next Quilt Show in 2019!

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Placemats – *New Patterns* added 

In September members donated 15 placemats for Meals on Wheels. Remember that you can view pictures of our donated placemats on our Flickr site.

At this month’s meetings we will have a number of kits available to be taken home and completed by those who are interested. We already have some new designs for this year. If you want to make placemats using your own fabrics and patterns, we will also have labels available for you to add.

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Quilt Bee – join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 

  • Cutting Bee – October 2017 (Date to be confirmed.) – 1-4pm – Superior High School
  • Quilt Bee – Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 10am-4pm – Oliver Road Community Centre

At Quilt Bees we make charity quilts for community organizations. The quilts we make are distributed by the Comfort Quilt committee. The bees are fun days filled with creativity and friendly support for all levels of quilters. Please plan to join us.

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 2016-2017 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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