Saturday, September 09, 2017

Our Retreat, Website and links

I hope everyone had a great summer and that you were able to enjoy the days we had of sunshine, I know there were not many but our gardens blossomed! I also know that our stash is calling us now that the nights are getting cooler and what better way to introduce yourself to your stash than a great retreat.

Elim Retreat is upon us and I know how much fun it is you can see all the information here don't hesitate and call Ingrid or Jane they would love to hear from you!

I have updated the pages of the website take a look and see what our executive has in store for us for the coming 2017-18 year! Workshops, guest speakers, BOM and of course our show and share, volunteer to represent our Quilts of Valor as well as our Quilts from the Heart, many hands make light work.

I am also going to add the quilt shows for the coming year as I see them if I am missing any please email I would be glad to update so that you can come back and remind yourself of the dates. I hope to see some of you out there enjoying the shows.

I will also be posting free BOM's that I see on line hopefully this will entice you. Well thanks for stopping by and remember to keep checking the site I will be adding some enticing links, if you see any please email me again I would be glad to share your enthusiasm.

Web coordinator

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Countdown Is On!

Spring in the air, and "pedals are to the floor" as we move into high gear for RVQG's quilt show, “Quilts at the Rouge”.  Members have done a stellar job of preparation over the past few months, and there's a sense of anticipation as we get closer to sharing our passion for quilting arts with our community of visitors, friends & family.

As well, work continues on the “Circles Challenge”, quilt tops and/or placemats for Quilts From The Heart to bring comfort to others, quilts to show at upcoming guild meetings.

Whatever project(s) you are now binding and labelling, enjoy the process, discover a new level to your creative talents, and celebrate the completion of your masterpieces.

Remember, if you are not yet a member, you can visit the Membership page for details and join us as a guest or a new member.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Heating Up To RVQG's Quilting Year...

Just like the weather, members have been hot, hot, hot on the trail of many things "quilty" to keep cool over the summer hiatus:  participating in row-by-row, racking up kilometers on mini road trips & retreats with like-minded friends, completing long-overdue projects, and dare I say it, wading through fabric scrap piles to pull together pieces (and conjure up inspiration) for the next fantastic quilt project.  Whatever the quilty pleasure, undoubtedly you're enjoying your time so well spent!

On Sept. 26th, RVQG's first general meeting of the 2016-17 year will be held, and we know you'll be ready to "show & share" your big & small fabric art pieces while re-connecting with guild members.  Looking forward to seeing members, "seasoned" and new, for another year of quilting activity participation and fun.  Not yet a member?  Why not visit the membership page, then join us as a visitor or new member.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Talent and individual expressions are not qualities that just other people posses.  We all have it too!  All of us have a capacity for creativity as is shown in our own quilting.  We have to trust our own choice and end with the simple belief that what pleases us is beautiful.  “Our lives are like quilts, bits and pieces stitched together.”  All will agree, the creations for display in January were BEAUTIFUL!  Click here to see the displays.

Looking forward to February’s creations.
Julie F

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Year...Spark Your Creative Energy

Greetings and Happy New Year from your RVQG executive.  We're half-way through this year's quilting activities, and look forward to hearing the "buzz" as members reconnect.  Over the holidays, perhaps you finished one or more outstanding quilting projects,  visited a few quilt stores on an impromptu road trip, or resolved to explore and expand your creative quilting skills in 2016.

The general meeting on Monday, January 25th, will feature our guest speaker, Peggy Kwan.  For more details, go to Program & Speakers.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Piecemakers, piece your quilts!

Blessed are the piecemakers who displayed their quilted projects at the October 2015 meeting. You can click here to view and admire their beautiful bags and quilts. Well done quilters!!!  (Julie  F)   

A feast for the eyes and stomach is in store for RVQG members at the November meeting, our holiday celebration. Be sure to be there to participate in the fun and games as well as to enjoy the scrumptious spread. Go to the Program link to check the reminders about the evening.  

Let the fabulous weather inspire you to prepare for the holiday season and still find time to complete your quilting projects.   

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Quilt Hugs - Quilt of Valour

November is here! We turned our clocks back!  The sun is shining! This is also a month of reflection to remember our Canadian soldiers who lost their lives for our freedom, and for those who are ready to defend our country as well as helping others to achieve peace around the world.
Jean Humpage recently made a trip to Belleville and met Jan Easton of the Quilt of Valour Canada Society.  She delivered 10 Quilt Hugs on behalf of RVQG.  These were the ones that we assembled and collected during the 2014-2015 season. Thank you, Jean, for making the trip and delivering our treasures.

Quilt of Valour – Canada Society was started in 2006, and has since delivered more than 6,000 quilts to our injured soldiers and veterans.  They hope to reach 10,000 quilts by 2018.  Their website, is worth visiting.  Take a moment to read their inspiring newsletter.  Plus, they have several patterns available to make QoV quilts.

Thank you for your participation in bringing comfort to members of our Canadian Armed Forces.