Kanata Quilt Guild

Guild Activities

President’s Challenge
The President’s challenge is to make a quilt that contains flying geese. These can be in any size or formation, use your imagination and soar! The quilts will be displayed at the June meeting and the winners will be chosen by the members.

Monthly Raffles
Drum roll please for the question of the day – what is the objective of a raffle? There are only so many widgets, thing-a-ma-jigs, not to mention fabrics, patterns and related stuff, available in the quilting world. The intent of a raffle is to support the guild in its various endeavours and a raffle is one such way to make some necessary funds. One never has enough fabric, widgets, etc. Tools tend to give out, break or simply disappear. And more fabric spawns new projects. That’s what raffles are all about!

For the 2019/20 season, your intrepid Raffle Coordinators (RCs) have implemented a few twists. Monthly raffles will be held from September 2019 through to June 2020. The November monthly raffle will be a Christmas theme. In April 2020, the theme will be spring – hopefully it will arrive on time not like 2019. Each month there will be seven (7) items for choosing, as our membership and monthly attendance has increased.

The Special, aka Basket, Raffles will be held in December 2019, March and June 2020. For the December raffle the RCs, with the approval of the KQG Executive, have taken a different tactic – the prize will be three $50.00 gift certificates for one lucky winner to enjoy at three different quilting shops. No, the RCs were not lazy, we just thought it would be nice for the winner to enjoy all those post-Christmas sales.

If you would be interested in helping the RCs out, as we do travel, feel under the weather sometimes, please stop by the raffle table and leave your contact info. Looking forward to a successful year!

Charity Quilts
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.

This year 2019/2020, KQG will continue donating quilts to the Cornerstone Housing for Women, and in addition will donate quilts to the Nelson House (women’s housing) and the Veteran’s House (opening Nov 2020). The size of quilts we will help them with are as follows:

Cornerstone: size twin (54” x 90”)

Nelson House: size double (72” x 90”)

Veteran’s House: size lap (54” x 72”), size throw (52” x 60”), size twin (54” x 90”)

At our October’s meeting we talked about a “Block challenge”. We are making a 73” x 84” quilt with a pattern from Mona’s fabric, called 30’s Playtime. If you missed it, please see Carol Dworschak at the charity table in the hall.

Other areas where we will help out this year is by making “Pet Pillows” with our scraps for the Arnprior District Humane Society. These pillows are made with the scraps that no longer can be used for anything else. (Fabric, batting, thread, yarn – no plastics or metal please). So before throwing out your scraps of fabric, please bring them to Carol Dworschak at the following monthly meeting.

At the December meeting, we will continue with our food donations for the Kanata Food Cupboard and hats, socks, mitts and gloves for Shepherds of Good Hope.