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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, September 16, 2019.
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This is the first meeting of the year. Welcome Back! Download the TBQG Membership Form 2019-2020 and bring to the meeting. We hope you can join us.
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
- Lots of Committees and volunteer opportunities to sign up for including
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 email@example.comRemember 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.
For more information on the Quilt Bees and our Community Projects – click here.
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 and to all of those who came to our Show. See you in 2021!
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.
Click here for information and links to the patterns or to download the pdf’s.And here are some new patterns to try**NEW
- Mostly Squares
- Disappearing Nine Patch
- Braid as you Go
- Hourglass Trio
- Modern Log Cabin
- Blushing Peonies Placemats– from Cindy Cockell
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:
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=GhojSOjTAn4Florence and Pat__________________________________________
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
Superior Quilt Show 2017 Winners
Dorothy Mills – 1st 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.