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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. (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, June 15, 2019.  The yard sale will run from 5:15 to 5:45 pm. The Pot Luck Supper will be at 6:00 pm. (remember to bring your own plate, glass and cutlery)

Click here to download the Quill-June2019

Click here for information about our past meetings and a schedule for our 2018-2019 meetings as well as details of our meetings from years past.

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Superior Quilt Show 2019

Viewers’ Choice Best in Show & Members’ Choice – Paradise in Bloom by Shirley Assaunt

2nd in Viewers’ Choice – Full Bloom by Suzanne Mills

3rd in Viewers’ Choice – Friendship by Jeanette Dann

Winner of the Challenge – Joyce Gilmore

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:

Our Sponsors:  Lakehead Printing and Northcott Fabrics. And to our prize donors:  Clinton Modern Creative, Dinkydoo Fabrics, Oma’s Quilt Shop, Circle of Friends Quilt Shop, Troll Brothers Quilt Shop, Fuelled by Fabric, Dori’s Sewing Studio and Quilt Shop, Flora and George Ozburn, Road 17N Quilt Shop, Birdie & Dot, Rohnda’s Knitting Room, Emmaline Bags, Quilter’s Den, Creekside Nursery, Ellen Lang, Wildflower Arts, Norma Wynn.

Our Vendors: Circle of Friends, Dori’s Sewing Studio and Quilt Shop, Fuelled by Fabric, Oma’s Quilt Shop, Quilter’s Den,  Rhonda’s Knitting Room, Rd. 17 N. Quilt Shop,  Wildflower Arts

Our Guest Quilter and Workshop Leader:  Jennifer Houlden’s

Our Demonstrators: Maria Bell, Cathy Ridley, Dori Hopko, Pamela Jensen, Maureen Mauro, meagan Botterill, Jackie Black, and Cindy Cockell.

Our Quilt Show Committee: Ellen, Vicky, Sharon, Mary Catharine, Jeannette, Adrienne, Ginny, Maureen, Christina, Cindy, Laura, Lee, Marlene, Cathy, and Linda.

Our Guild Members for sharing their beautiful quilts!

and to all of those who came to our Show.  See you in 2021!

For more information about the Superior Quilt Show – click here

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Placemats – *New Patterns* added 

This guild year, over 400 placemats have been donated for Meals on Wheels. Nineteen were received at the May meeting. Great job, everyone! Their beauty and variety has been amazing. Use this link on the Community Service – Placemats area of the guild’s website. There you can also find downloadable files with our placemat patterns for you to use with your own fabrics. See us at the meeting if you need labels to use over the summer. We won’t set up a table of kits at this meeting, but if you want any, please also come and talk to us.

Remember that you can view pictures of our donated placemats on our Flickr site. If you want to make placemats using your own fabrics and patterns, we will also have labels available for you to add.

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:

Peggy

For more details about this and other Community Service Projects click here.

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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.

There were 12 comfort quilts, 3 neonatal blankets and 2 12 1?2 inch squares turned in from the April meeting. A huge thank you to everyone finishing up those comfort quilts from the Quilt Bee and other projects. 

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=GhojSOjTAn4Florence and Pat__________________________________________

     

Quilt Bee – February 1 & 2, 2020

Mark your calendars – the Quilt Bee is scheduled for February 1&2, 2020! Details will follow once we start planning the details in the fall but we are planning another Saturday/Sunday bee similar to what we held this past January.If you have volunteered to help with storage of the quilt bee supplies, thank you! We will have bins at the June meeting to distribute. Adrienne will also work on distributing bins through the summer and will be in touch with those who have volunteered some space in their home.If you want a charity quilt kit to work on over the summer please let Adrienne know by email alopes@tbaytel.netRemember to look for your charity quilts this summer and work on finishing them. 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. Hopefully you find some time for quilting this summer.

Adrienne!

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

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We Won!!!!!! Thunder Bay Quilt Guild was the proud recipient of a $500 grant from Tbaytel for Good – the funds will be used to hold a two-day Quilt Bee to finish bed sized quilts!  More details on all the winners http://www.tbaytelforgood.net/winners/ . For more details about the January Quilt Bee – see below…____________________________________________

FAQs and Tips

Cindy has shared some great information about using Wonder Clips for binding.  Do you have any tips to share?  Click here for more…

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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! The organizing has begun – click here for regular updates.

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