Maria D is our friendly hostess/greeter at the door this month. If you have any questions at all about the guild or where to go, just ask Maria when you arrive and she'll be happy to direct you.
For our new members: Please do ask lots of questions. Our group is quite large and many of us have not been members all that long and it's easy to miss newcomers.
For our longer term members: Please keep an eye out for new members and invite them to sit with you and help them learn about the guild.
* Notion of the month is wear a poppy :-)
* Show and tell projects
* Pillowcases and placemats
* Cheque book to sign up for workshops
* Money for draw tickets (The draw prizes are awesome!)
Val will also be in town on Saturday for a special event. Check out the information below:
Talk and Sale featuring Valerie Hearder
November 13, 2010- from 2:00-4:00pm
Admission by Donation for the Stephen Lewis Foundation
Wemple Lounge, King’s University College
Valerie is a well-known quilter, best known for her beautiful quilted imports and sells unique hand embroidered textiles, landscapes. Shebeadwork and dolls from South Africa. They tell the stories of the daily lives of women – their culture, sorrows and joy. The makers are all affected to some degree by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They are grandmothers and mothers, often supporting a dozen or more people with their handwork. The self-esteem that grows from being able to sell their handwork to support their families is truly life changing. The healing comes from expressing their stories through their art.
Your purchases support a dignified income for South African women. The work is done mostly in communities where they care for their families and where there are simply no jobs available. All work is bought on a fair trade basis. 15% of the profits from the sales is donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation and goes back to Africa to support the Grandmother-to-Grandmother Campaign - truly a win-win for everyone.