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Sunday, June 21, 2015

June 11th, 2015 Annual Banquet

On Thursday, June 11th, we finished the 2014-2015 guild year with our annual banquet at the Greenhills Golf Club.

There was lots of socializing going on before dinner.


After dinner, Lorna M introduced our speaker for the evening, Esther Bryan.

Esther Bryan
Esther is the designer and the driving force behind the "Quilt of Belonging".  The following is a quote from the website:
The Quilt of Belonging is a collaborative work of art that recognizes Canada's diversity, celebrates our common humanity and promotes harmony and compassion among people.

Esther told us the story of the quilt-her inspiration, the many volunteers, the gathering of the blocks, the construction of the quilt and the displaying of the quilt.

The Quilt of Belonging on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

From the website:
Quilt of Belonging is 120 foot (36 metres) long collaborative textile art project, a richly hued portrait of the human family. Its 263 blocks portray the rich cultural legacies of all the First Peoples in Canada and every nation of the world at the dawn of the new Millennium.
To read more about the Quilt, click here.

Thank you to the Program Committee for organizing a wonderful end to our guild year that celebrated Canada and a special thanks to Anne L for making the Fat Quarter Lollipops that were at every place setting.
Fat Quarter Lollipops

To see more pictures from the banquet click here.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mennonite Relief Sale

The annual New Hamburg Mennonite Relief sale was held on May 29th & 30th, 2015.
Over 200 quilts were donated for the quilt auction.  The relief sale raised approximately $350,000 that will go to the Mennonite Central Committee's work around the world.  The featured quilt at the auction is called "Threads of Africa".  It was designed and coordinated by Renske Helmuth and the individual blocks were made by members of the Waterloo County Quilters' Guild.

Click here to see the exciting auction of  "Threads of Africa".

Upcoming Quilt Shows

June 12-13,Sharon, ON, Evolution of Quilts
June 25-28, Port Franks, ON, North Lambton Quilters Guild Show
July 18-19,Toronto, ON, Quilts at the Creek
Sept 12-13, Bobcaygen, ON, Harvest of Quilts
Sept 18-19,St Marys, ON, Quilt Xtravaganza

Check the links on the right sidebar for more information about these quilt shows.