Guild President Debby Holden has issued a challenge to make a quilted project from a jelly roll with 40 or 42 strips or 40 or 42 coordinated 2.5” strips, plus one or two additional fabrics. The quilts will be displayed at the June meeting and the winners will be chosen by the members.
Monthly Raffles – A raffle of quilting supplies will be held each month. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.
Special Raffles – Special raffles will be held during the year and run for 3 months! Proceeds go to KQG programs. Good luck!
Quilties for Newborns
A Quiltie is 24”x24”square quilt, made of 100% cotton tops, flannelette backs and cotton thread. The fabrics should be baby appropriate, fun & cheerful, however, no sparkles, glitter or invisible thread as these pose risks to the babies.
A Quiltie is a little bit of heaven to a newborn and a great way to contribute to our community! They are intended as a gift for new parents to wrap their babies with and take them home. Each month, everyone who donates a quiltie receives one entry into a draw for a small prize package.
Last year Kanata Quilt Guild donated over 400 quilties to the Queensway Carleton special care nursery.
The gift of giving is something quilters around the world are known for. Quilters are usually the first ones to donate a quilt to help someone who needs comfort and care in their lives. Our guild has been very generous helping local charities:
- Financial donations: $400 each to Kanata Food Cupboard and Ruddy Shenkman Hospice, raised from the guild’s retreat in November
- Quilts for raffle or auction to the Kanata Legion, Garden Terrace Senior Home, and Dairy Queen in support of CHEO
- Quilts donated: eight to Chrysalis House (Kanata Women’s Shelter), five to Kanata Breast Cancer Support Group, and six plus pillowcases to Ronald Macdonald House
- Over 400 “Quilties” to newborns at the Queensway Carleton Hospital
- Many bags of food items to Kanata Food Cupboard
- Hats, gloves/mitts, scarves and various winter clothes to Shepherds of Good Hope
Thank you to the guild for your enthusiastic efforts to make quilts for Ronald McDonald Houses. Most of them went just to the Ottawa House and we still have a few more to take there in September.
We will also do our Christmas donations to the Kanata Food Cupboard and the Shepherds of Good Hope. As well, this year, a portion of the funds raised at the KQG retreats will be donated to the Children’s Make-A-Wish Canada Foundation.