Dec 6, 2020

My Sisters' Place

Our guild has supported My Sisters' Place for a number of years. This year they are again in need of donations. We will discuss the logistics of this at the meeting Thursday December 10th. Seen here is a list My Sisters' Place has given us as items on their wish list. This as always is a voluntary donation. 

Ensure / Boost -- Meal Replacement Shakes

Personal Wipes & disinfectant wipes

Underwear (men / women, all sizes)

Deodorant (men / women)

Socks (men / women)

Razors (men / women)

Shampoo

Conditioner

Snacks

Grab and go - fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)

Yogurt (individual)

Fruit cups (individual)

Applesauce cups

Pudding cups

Jello cups

Granola bars

Backpacks

Rain ponchos

Washable masks

Hair brushes / combs

Toothbrushes

Depends -- all sizes (women & men)

Poise Pads

Pocket size Kleenex

Journals

Pencil crayons

Mandalas

Adult colouring books

Word search books

Gift cards - $10 for any grocery chain, Dollarama, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart

Paper towel


Nov 20, 2020

Longarm for sale

FOR SALE

 

APQS LONG ARM QUILTING MACHINE

12 feet Millenium 2011

 

-in excellent condition

-low volume use- for personal quilts only

-excellent maintenance (husband took maintenance course at factory in Iowa-maintenance & operating manual included)

Long arm machine comes with:,

 single stitch button,turbo bobbin winder,horizontal lock, power fabric advance, base expander,laser and black light

stitch regulator,auto needle positioning, quilt guide,,table top set up for bliss/standard system.

 

PLUS $5,000.00 worth of circle lord templares and circle attachment customed machined for this long arm.

 

IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT KAY AT

Nov 16, 2020

Postcard Exchange

Hello LFQG Members,

To spread some Holiday Cheer we will have a postcard exchange! To sign up watch your email for a Survey Monkey. 

Some guidelines:
Cards should be 4 x 6 or 6 x 4 inches
Take to the post office to hand cancel
Mail it sometime before Christmas
Here are some YouTube tutorials:

Basically there is a top fabric layer, a middle stabilizer, and a fabric or card back. There are lots of ways to make them, and no quilt police so have fun!

If you have any questions please email Mary at marymw1919@gmail.com

Cheers!

Nov 7, 2020

Christmas fun!

Do you enjoy getting Christmas cards in the mail? Stay tuned into Thursday’s meeting to hear how you can join into a fun Christmas super mini project. ⛄❄🎄

Oct 26, 2020

Kraft Kennedy's 20% off!

Hello LFQG Members,
This is the last week to get 20% off from Krafty Kennedy's! Sale of fabric and notions ends Oct. 31! Just let them know you are a member of LFQG to receive your discount. 




Oct 25, 2020

Boutique Items for Sale

Boutique items for sale!

The Guild’s 2021 Quilt Show Boutique is pre-selling a number of items for the Christmas market, on a limited basis.  Be sure to check back for new items, as they are added.

The cold weather is coming!

3 different sizes of hand knitted hats...all so reasonably priced at $ 5 each.  You can choose the one you like, email sarmstrong18@rogers.com and then pickup/pay:
E-transfer to treasurer.lfqg@yahoo.com (preferred) , credit card, cheque options available at the door in exchange for the item.

#1..These are the most adorable hats for little ones. The orange pumpkin one is the smallest, suitable for a baby; others are small child size.



The next set of hats are so incredibly soft!

Small adult #2:





And #3 Medium Adult/Large Child:


Thank you for your continued support!


Sharon Giberson

Oct 20, 2020

The Grand National Fibre Art Exhibit


Call for submissions. Create a fibre art piece representing a crossroads in your life. More information on their website. 

https://www.grandnationalfibreartexhibition.com/



Oct 19, 2020

Boutique items for pre-sale!

The Guild’s 2021 Quilt Show Boutique is pre-selling a number of items for the Christmas market, on a limited basis.  Be sure to check back for new items, as they are added.


First out of the gate:


Wheelchair quilts approx. 24” x 41”. Cotton tops, flannel backing, machine quilted, includes a handwarmer and a pocket.  The bottom corners tapered to avoid catching in wheels. $25 each. To purchase, refer to the quilt number on the photo.  These would make a wonderful gift for our wheelchair friends or to donate to your favourite long-term care/retirement facility, especially given the current circumstances. 

Twiddlemuffs help reduce anxiety for people with dementia by keeping restless hands occupied.  It provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation and keeps hands snug at the same time.  Each twiddlemuffhas hidden soft items inside, perhaps not evident in the pictures.  $ 10 each.  An amazing price! Note:  We will do our best to match colour choices but cannot guarantee choice. You will not be disappointed!

Christmas stockings approx. 8”. $1 each.  These are great little items to fill with sweets, homemade goodies, or that special gift.

All items are available for pickup by emailing sarmstrong18@rogers.com Payment options to finalize purchase: E-transfer to treasurer.lfqg@yahoo.com, preferred, credit card, cheque options available in exchange for the item.













Oct 15, 2020

Zoom Workshop on Thread Painting

There is room available in this workshop being put on by the Region of York Quilt Guild.  Any questions please contact Jackie Anderson - jackie.anders37@rogers.com.

 

Thread Painting with Joyce Hughes

Virtual Workshop via Zoom

 

https://joycehughesoriginals.com/

 

Joyce is an award winning self-taught quilter, fibre artist and author . She will be teaching the art of thread painting from her studio in Pennsylvania.

 




Sep 8, 2020

Show and Share Sept.

Our first virtual meeting is only a couple days away and there's still time to participate in Show and Share! Please email Sonya N. (sonya.nanos@gmail.com) pictures of up to two quilts by Thursday morning. 

Include your name and if you have it the pattern. Please save the picture with your name if possible.

All of the pictures sent will be put in a slide show and shared during our meeting. When your quilt is shown you will be able to speak about quilt just like in our in person meetings. 

If have any questions, or need help attaching a file, please email me (sonya.nanos@gmail.com) and we can figure it out together. 

See you Thursday!

Aug 31, 2020

Library

As you may be aware, the Guild is making every effort to provide the usual services to the membership.  The Guild's Library has been inventoried and an updated listing of items is available on the Blog for you to see what is available. It is hoped during the month of September that we will have access to the Church and the Library.  Once arranged, I will send details on how you can again safely borrow.

The Library has many, many valuable resources and new books will be ordered to stay current with new trends and information (within budgetary restrictions, of course).  The Executive approved guidelines for the Library this past month and a copy is herein included, for your information.

Please contact me if you have any questions.  Be well.....

Sharon Giberson, LFQG Librarian