Piecemakers Quilt Show
StoneTowne Quilters Guild
Here is a blog with information about the upcoming Quilt Show in 2014.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
A Quilter’s Christmas
T’was the night before Christmas, but I wasn’t asleep
I was locked in my sewing room, projects knee deep
the stockings were waiting to be finished and bound,
but no bias tape maker or thread was found
When from the front lawn I heard such a clatter,
I flew to the door to see what was the matter
St. Nick and his crew had stopped on their way,
to bring glory and gifts to the world today
Santa I cried, I am all out of kilter!
What do you have in your bag for a quilter?
He smiled as he pulled from the back of his sleigh,
a patchwork bag to make my day
Mettler and Fiskars, Olfa and more,
but I gasped as I saw the fabric galore
Marcus and Blank and the Elf on the Shelf.
Dear Santa I cried there is too much for myself!
Let’s share all these goodies to cure all quilters’ pains!
I hopped in his sled and grabbed the reins
We laughed and called out as the sled took flight,
Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Inspired from A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
Written by Betty Gormick
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
On behalf of the AIDS Awareness Week committee, and all the staff here at the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, I’m writing this message to convey a big thank-you for your individual and collective volunteer contributions!
With your help we managed to exceed our initial goal of 400 by an additional 113 scarves, reaching a grand total of 513…and they are still rolling in!
Our Executive Director Brian Lester has said “…We cannot effectively serve the RHAC mission without the dedication of our dynamic volunteers.” Without a doubt this rings true in relation to each of you. Your help has truly been invaluable in underpinning the huge success of this year’s Red Scarf Project, raising HIV/AIDS awareness and supporting the mission of “Getting to Zero”! - Zero new HIV infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths.
Some 2013 Red Scarf Project Success Highlights:
· 100+ volunteer ‘knitters’: 97 individual knitters and 11 community group contributions
· High impact public scarf art installations and handouts throughout London, Stratford and Woodstock …see pictures and ‘by the numbers’ below.
· Clients of our partner agencies got to share in the warmth ….scarves were distributed to My Sisters Place, At^Lohsa, Unity Project, and The Mission.
· Over 3000 red ribbons were concurrently distributed to the general public
· Strong media coverage (TV and print)… helping to effectively spread the message further across the regions.
Thanks once again!
Community Relations Coordinator
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Without the SID, the flipper raises up and looks kind of ruffled but with the SID, the flipper border lays flatter. Makes for a neater quilt when the flipper lays flat I think.
(top photo no SID/ bottom photo with SID)
(top photo no SID/ bottom photo with SID)
Friday, August 23, 2013
I thought I would take some time to organize my fabric stash and came across 2 bags of fabric, already cut, just waiting to be pieced into quilt tops. They are quilts that are for my 2 nephews to take with them to University. Funny thing is both nephews already have the finished quilts and are using them while away at school. Guess in the time between cutting the original quilt fabric, to piecing the "second" tops, I must have bought more fabric for these 2 quilts. So now I have 2 more things to add to my UFO list that I had wasn't expecting. Kinda makes me scared to start on shelf number 2 when organizing today.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Looks like they had a busy Grand Opening! Here is a link to their website for more updates. Congratulations Karen and Tammy!
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Dulux and I participated in the first ever Canadian Sheepdog Shindig in Niagara on the Lake this weekend. I made 2 Sheepdog wallhangings and donated them to the auction which was raising money for OES rescue dogs. The first one sold for $150 and the second $70. Here are some photos of the wallhangings.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Hello to all Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival Volunteers
Last year's Festival “Quilts from Denmark” was a great success due to the dedication of many hard working volunteers as well as the support of the public. Many thanks again to everyone.
Under the Festival's Quilting the Community Grant Programme, cheques totalling $5000 were presented to eight community groups.
This year's Festival : “Quilts of Israel” will be held May 20-25, 2013 and over 100 quilts from Israel will be on display at the Community Centre.
The Festival opens on the holiday Monday and is open late on Thursday and Friday.
Lots of volunteer support will be needed again.
Volunteers assist in many ways, for example:
-Quilt Cafe and Kitchen
-White Glove volunteers
-Parking Support Team
-Monitors at workshops
-Monitors at vendor demonstrations.
-Construction, take down and clean up teams
I'm very much looking forward to seeing you at the Festival in May and hope to hear from you soon.
519 293 3738
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Well if you look in the previous post, Dulux is fast asleep while I quilt. Today-not so much. It was hide and seek under the quilting table and under the roll of batting.