Kanata Quilt Guild

November news

Special Offer – Melissa’s Book

We heard that Melissa’s second book – Edge to Edge with the Walking Foot – is selling out locally. We have arranged an order of her books directly with her and can save on the shipping cost. The cost will be around $30 but will be confirmed when we get the invoice. If you would like one, let Leslie know. When the books arrive, you can pay for them by eTransfer and arrange delivery with Leslie. Lesliewhitby6@gmail.com

November Charity Block Challenge

For those interested in participating in November’s block challenge, please find the directions below.  This block pattern was taken from “Block a Day” by Lucinda Ganderton.  The block is called “Square Cross”
For our challenge, I ask that you use low volume white on white as the background, and your choice of color for the cross. (See two samples below).
Deadline for block:  I am aiming for these blocks to be completed by next meeting in December – of course if you need extra time, please reach out to me so I can wait before piecing the top together.
Once you are finished the block, please email me and I will arrange for pick up or drop off.  (Drop offs are in Kanata North and Merivale)
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Carol


Christmas Giving Campaign

Christmas is coming early this year!  To continue our long standing tradition of giving at our December meetings to both the Shepherds of Good Hope (hats, mitts, socks, etc) and the Kanata Food Cupboard (food drive), we have set up a fundraising campaign with Canada Helps, an online organization that raises funds for charities.  Instead of collecting food and clothing, we will be donating directly to these two worthy causes this year.  We hope you will help us fill our basket full of donations.

The campaign is set to run until the day of our December meeting when we will announce our total funds raised at that time.   

The campaign was setup where donors names show, but you can select to hide your name if you wish and no one will be the wiser.  We hope you will join us in giving generously and continuing our tradition of supporting these two worthy causes by clicking here : www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/kanata-quilt-guild-christmas-giving-campaign


Welcome Flyer and Membership Reminder

Join Us on September 10th

We are thrilled to see so many people returning to our guild.  It is difficult to design and plan activities when we cannot meet together, but we think we have an exciting year ahead!  We have  speakers from Manitoba, California, Australia, Connecticut and Ontario, and a few more as well.  All fascinating!  All on ZOOM!

Attached is the Welcome Flyer that you normally get at the beginning of the September meeting. It lists most of the guild activities for the coming year and most of our set of Canadian and International speakers!  We hope there is something here for everyone and that you will enjoy the year!

Also attached is the Membership form for those who have not joined us for 2020/2021 yet.  

If you haven’t already signed up, we hope you will in the next few days.  We have lowered the annual fee to $25.00 as we do not have to pay any rent this year.  And we are offering three prizes to draw from all the renewed and new members who sign up by September 8.  This year, you can buy your draw tickets at the beginning of the year.  See all the contents of the 5 bimonthly draws attached below.  And we have set up the capacity for e transfers to make your lives even simpler. All the details are on the membership form.  Act fast if you wish to be part of the Member’s directory distributed in October based on membership as of September.

When you send in the membership form, be sure to check all the boxes that you have read and abide by our membership rules.

We hope you will join us soon. Looking forward to renewing our friendships, Leslie, Liz, Lynn, Dianne, Judith, Pauline, Debby and Brigid
 

Membership Form

Welcome Flyer

Raffle basket details

 


AGM – Constitution proposal & PDF Membership Form

Good afternoon everyone. 

Please note, an error occurred in loading the membership form earlier, enclosed is a PDF version of the form.  If you have already renewed your membership, no further action is required on your part.  We apologize for the oversight.

As you know, we postponed our annual General Meeting when we could not meet in May 2020.  The AGM will be held at the beginning of our virtual Guild Meeting on September 10, 2020.  We hold AGMs to review the program and activities of the guild, preview the program for the following year, and consider any changes we require to our constitution – Who We Are and How We Work.   The Executive has one item that needs to be changed in our constitution and it is explained in the attached document.  We are looking for your support to make this amendment in September.  According to our constitution, members need to have the proposed amendment 28 days before the AGM.

If you have any other agenda items for the AGM, please contact Leslie at lesliewhitby6@gmail.com.  

Sincerely, Leslie, Liz, Lynn, Dianne, Judith and Pauline
Constitution change proposal
Membership Form – PDF