Thursday, September 15, 2011

Community Projects for 2011-2012.

We will soon be back at our Guild activities for the year. I hope you are all coming back from the summer rested and rejuvenated, and ready to plunge into Guild activities. We are taking a slightly different approach to Community projects this year. Jean has decided to choose a "theme" so for this Guild year, it will be "The Year of the Child". We will "divide" the year into three sections - Babies, Children and Teens.

For September and October, we will focus on quilts for babies and the neonatal unit. These should be sized 18" x 24" and backed with good quality flannel. They must be 100% cotton, including the batting, and for safety reasons, these quilts must be quilted, not tied.PLEASE prewash ALL fabrics and batting.

For November through January, we will be looking for quilts for children. These could be pediatric quilts, flannel backed, size 24" x 36" (cot size) for the DECH, or lap size quilts, approximately 55" x 75" for children at Transition and Gignoo Houses.

We will continue our annual donation of Christmas placemats to Meals on Wheels. Size should be approximately 12" 16". These can be brought in to our November meeting, or our Christmas Social.

After January, we will focus on quilts for Teens. These should be flannel backed, lap size quilts age appropriate for Teens. These will go to group homes.

If there are any questions, please get in touch with Jean Burtt, Community Projects Co-ordinator.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Fall Lineup

This week marks the beginning of the fall quilt show lineup, with the annual KVQG Show in Quispamsis. Please note the times listed on the sidebar. I had the time for Thursday wrong before, it is now listed correctly. Thursday hours are 1p.m. to 8p.m., Friday 10a.m. to 8p.m. and Saturday hours are 10a.m. to 4p.m.
Also for those of you who are Bernina owners or wannabe's, Suzanne Lane from Quilting B & More of PEI will be in Quispamsis on Wednesday, the day before the Show opens, to demo Berninas. She will have feet, bobbins, needles, accessories, etc. for sale from 11a.m. until the QPlex. The QPlex is at 20 Randy Jones Way. Take exit 141 off Highway1, and travel north approx. 4 kms. on  Route 119 (Gondola Point Arterial). Turn left at Vincent Road and then right onto Randy Jones Way.
Note: Suzanne will be at the QPlex on Wednesday only. She will be a vendor at the Show for Thurs., Fri. and Saturday at the Lion's Center.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

More Red and White...

Red and white is an old traditional combination for quilts  in our New Brunswick heritage. No doubt some of our members have an old red and white quilt in their possession. For those of you who were interested in the Red and White Quilt display in NYC that I talked about here and here, I thought you might enjoy having a look at this... WOW! What a dedicated quilter - quite the project!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Stan Cassidy Rehab Centre Quilt Raffle - Drawing the Winning Ticket

This morning, Jane Gunn of our guild, in the presence of financial officials, drew the winning ticket for the Nines and Vines Quilt.  Sue Robertson, our Guild Coordinator, announced the name of the winner to the crowd of witnesses.   

Congratulations goes to  Steve Boyd of Fredericton.   Steve and Angie, with September here and the fall weather just around the corner, we hope you enjoy snuggling under your new hand quilted queen size quilt.

The proceeds of this fund-raiser will go towards a new bus that will serve users of the Stan Cassidy Rehabilitation Centre around the whole province.