Friday, October 14, 2016

Patchwork Your Colourful Quilting Ideas

Autumn is here in all its brilliant colours, hues and shades.  It’s an exhilarating time of year, and a wonderful backdrop for RVQG as the guild is buzzing with activities and projects to harvest during the year.

There's something for everyone to tap into—participating at Bee Nights, some of which will focus on making items for our “2017 Quilts at the Rouge” quilt show gift boutique, working on the “Circles Challenge”, producing quilt tops and/or placemats for Quilts From The Heart to bring comfort to others, or designing quilts to show at upcoming meetings and to gift to someone.

Whatever project(s) you are “sinking your needles” into, 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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Quilting Tricks & Holiday Treats

We’re almost half way through the Fall season and little ones will soon be trick or treating at our doors.  So much fun for everyone!  We're also buzzing through this year's projects...labouring over fabric choices, sampling new techniques and tricks, and conjuring up delightful quilting treats.  

Then the countdown to the holiday season begins.  Next Guild meeting, we’ll have our annual holiday potluck.   Members with last names starting with the letter A to M – bring a savory dish;  last names starting with letters N to Z – bring a sweet dish.  If you wish to share your recipe, bring a copy at the next meeting or send a copy by email to    As well, bring 2 charms – 6 inch square in a Holiday fabric theme.
Remember to complete your Fabric Holiday Challenge and bring your finished products.

The meeting will be held downstairs.  Looking forward to seeing you all on November 23rd for some holiday fun & cheer!