Monday, September 30, 2013

Sept BOM

Here are great block examples of Sept BOM aren`t they awesome!! Carol and Carol work very hard to give us the great blocks they are displaying for us this year. You can also be creative as you can see by Carol`s bag she is holding!!
RVQG Sept BOM on top aren`t they beautiful!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Workshop Sat Oct 26, 2013

We have only 3 ladies signed up so far, we would like to see more response to the workshop with a guild of over 150 members we are hoping to see 15-20 workshop enthusiasts. 
Jean Humpage and Laura Green have taught in many BOM series and have had a great success in attendance with these yearly classes.  Don`t miss out on another great workshop by these duo quilters. Fun with a new technique what better way to spend a Saturday.
Click on Workshop on the sidebar and then click on the attachment to see the Bento Quilt with further information.
RVQG Workshop Coordinators, Liz and Linda.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Guest Speaker for Monday Sept 23, 2013

Sheila O Hagan  will be presenting “How Batiks are made” a slide show and presentation of Batik Quilts.  Come and learn how much effort goes into making the beautiful batiks that quilters love. Sheila  is a  sales rep for J.N. Harper from Montreal,  distributors of Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures, Riley Blake , Shannon Fabrics and Quilters Dream Batting.

RVQG Show Challenge Kits Information


Quilt Show Challenge Kits will be available for purchase ($10) at the September guild meeting. Bring your money, and creative juices and join into a fun challenge. Rules and details will be provided at the meeting.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Raffle Tickets

By now you may have seen our new raffle quilt, Spring Breeze, that will be raffled off in conjunction with our 2014 quilt show, Rhapsody of Quilts, on April 5 and 6, 2014. If not, it will be on display at our first General Meeting on September 23, 2013. It is worth seeing up close!

Now the Quilt Show Committee is ready to ask for your help with selling the tickets! Tickets will be $2 each, and all proceeds will go to support our Quilts from the Heart charity program. Members can pick up raffle ticket books at the first meeting. We really appreciate your support with this great community program!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Placemat Duet Workshop

Our second workshop of the year will be this clever placemat duet, taught by Irene Dewar, RVQG member and owner of Brambleberry Cottage Quilts:

The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 23, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop location will be Grace Presbyterian Church, 447 Port Union Road in Scarborough, ON. Please note that this is a different location than the October workshop! For directions, please see the map further down.

Class cost is $25, and Workshop Co-ordinators Liz and Linda will be accepting sign ups beginning at the first General Meeting of the year on September 23, 2013.

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Bento Box Quilt Workshop

In our first workshop of the new guild year, RVQG members Laura and Jean will teach you how to make this graphic Bento Box pattern quilt:

You can make your quilt in any size. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  The class location will be the new Log Cabin Yardage store, 425 Whitevale Road, Whitevale (just north of Pickering). Please see the map below for directions.

Class cost is $25, and Workshop Co-ordinators Liz and Linda will be accepting sign ups starting at the General Meeting on September 23, 2013.

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Quilts for Calgary

Are you ready for the new season at the Rouge Valley Quilters' Guild? The RVQG Executive has already met and is working hard to prepare for the first meeting on September 23, 2013. Save the date, and check the Meeting Schedule for the full year's calendar.

What did you do on your summer break? A few RVQG members got together recently and made several quilts to send to Calgary as part of their flood relief program:

Here are Bonnie, Laura, Jean, Tina and Sally with a selection of the 19 quilts they made with fabric and batting donated by Laura and Jean. Donna, Bea and Janet also helped sew the quilts. They were all quilted by Jean and Laura.

Liz and Carole added three quilts from our Quilts from the Heart program:

With another three previously made quilts that were donated, the group was proud to bring 25 quilts in total to the collection point at Country Concessions in Cookstown, ON. They will be accepting quilts there until September 14, 2013, if you would like to donate a quilt as well. Great job, ladies!