Saturday, December 13, 2014

Newsletter is loaded.....

Good Morning Members,

Please find the December 2014 Newsletter loaded, as usual go to the newsletter page to download it.
As well - the latest Mystery Quilt Clue is also up, just in case you have a TON of time over the holidays.....
Have a great weekend, hope you are all ready for the holidays (I am far, far from ready....)

Monday, December 01, 2014

Block of the Month Progress

These blocks were turned in at the November meeting for the Block of the Month challenge - the diversity of the blocks is incredible, the finished quilts will be interesting to see....

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

On the heels of the delicious pot luck everyone enjoyed last we enter the season of eating (yay!) I figured I would let you all know the need to feel any guilt!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy foggy Sunday, after rainy Saturday and snowy/cold/windy everything else!

A reminder for our Holiday meeting - we are in the messy shoe season - please bring slippers or indoor shoes instead of dirtying the floors of the church, additionally the tile will get slippery if wet.

Posted earlier were some hints/homework/to do items related to our meeting, also printed in the newsletter, I am sure you have all read those.  I wanted to draw your attention to one item which you may have forgotten - the mug rug challenge!  Tomorrow is the perfect night to bring a mug rug (along with your plate, cutlery, mug and placemat if you want!), so bring on, or a spare, and enter it into the mug rug challenge!

The challenge is still open, the winner will be drawn and prize awarded tomorrow night.  So you have time to join in.  The rules are pretty simple - your mug rug should be no larger than 7x9 inches in size and can be any theme or technique, or combination of techniques you choose.  Make it yourself and stick a sticker on the back with your name - thats it!

See you all tomorrow night!

Monday, November 17, 2014

November Bee Night Update, January Project

Many thanks to all 22 guild members who came out for our November 10th Bee Night, for Quilts of Valor, under the direction of of very own Lily Earley.
We all dug in and pressed, sewed, cut and worked our way to creating what we hope will be treasured quilts to honour some very special members of our military. Thank you everyone, and thank you Lily for all of your efforts preparing our quilt kits!  If you wish to continue completing these quilts, please speak to Lily at our next general meeting.
Thank you also to those who have already volunteered to complete one at home.

In January, we will be turning our thoughts to " applique".  Come out on Jan. 12th to our next Bee Night to learn about machine applique and create your very own pillow, with Annemarie Kaufman.  Be sure to sign up at our November General Meeting.   
Just a friendly reminder to everyone to please park in the lower parking lot for Bee Nights.  There is direct access to our workroom and no stairs to navigate!

We are looking for a new Bee Night Co-ordinator(s) , as our term is coming to an end in June, 2015.   Please consider joining in the fun.  No previous experiece needed!  
It's a social night out with like-minded quilters like yourself.  Come see us at the Bee Night table and find out more!
Wishing you all happy stitching!

Annemarie Kaufman
Elaine Maenpaa
Bee Night Co-ordinators

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nicole and Lisette along with the Guild Executives, are looking forward to see everyone at the November 24th meeting for an evening of fun, sharing, mingling and surprises. 
Don’t forget:
·       Meeting will be held downstairs at the Peace Lutheran Church.  Keep the parking space close to the door for those with accessibility issues.
·       Door will open at 6:45 p.m., or soon after the Executives finish setting up the room
·       Bring inside shoes, plate, cup and utensils
·       Bring a potluck dish to share with your Quilting Sisters – savoury or sweet… as master of your own kitchen, you choose.  Remember, no baking with peanuts. 
·       To reduce the amount of garbage waste – please bring your potluck dish in a plate which you can take home after….put your name under the plate.
·       Bring 2 Charms pieces (5 x 5) from your stash….2 lucky quilters will win a collection of CHARMS.
·       The Guild will collect dry foods for local Food Banks – we encourage members to contribute to this cause by bring canned or dry goods.
·       Show & Tell – bring Holiday Quilts or Project to join the parade and receive accolades from the membership.

·       Don`t forget your Badge.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Did you say its a Mystery?

Please check the sidebar on the right of your screen, there is a mystery starting if you have any questions email your Newsletter Editor`s at You can read about it on your newsletter which is now on site as well as the Newsletter Editors have emailed it to those that have updated their membership. 
Anyone that has paid their membership please email so that I can let memberhip know and so I can check to see if we have the correct email. 

Looks like it is going to be a very busy year with Lisette our new President there is going to be lots of quilting activity. 

See you all on Monday!! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Welcome to , Sept 22, 2014 our first meeting please read

First, Welcome to all new members, and returning members of RVQG,  people that are interested in coming to our guild please see the sidebar for membership form and how to get to our new location under membership. 

You will see that our BOM is listed, there are listings as well as to what our program will be this year as well as our Workshops.  Our newsletter ladies will have the newsletter out on Sept 16, jammed packed with all the information you look forward to in our guild. 

Mug Rug participants, I am sorry you did a great job on getting them in on time but everyone sent them on different apps and I could not load them all if you can please bring them in we will have our vote then. Thanks again for your wonderful photos they are going to be great, give the mug rugs to me in a secret bag and I will lay them out for voting during our break. 

I must remind everyone again to bring their own mug, wear your name tags, bring any books that have been signed out over the summer. (no Styrofoam cups will be offered but will have a supply of mugs there for those that are visitors and those that have forgotten). Remember do not bring anything on the premises containing nuts. 

Remember we are meeting our new President and executive for the coming year any questions or suggestions please approach any of us. 
Directions to our meeting Peace Lutheran Church

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Happy Canada Day, and our new President`s Challenge for Summer

Happy July 1st Weekend Canada Day is a great day for Celebration! We will also have a President Challenge for the month of July and part of August.
Make a mug rug and then email your picture to by Aug 15 2014 I will post on the Web page and then we will have a vote 2weeks in Sept before the General meeting. No one will know whose is whose. If you are not sure what a mug rug is just google Mug Rug and you will find some free patterns. the dimensions are no bigger than 7x 9inches.  Try a new technique, make it your own. Celebrate something new!
This is to celebrate our new Meeting place remember we are not to bring Styrofoam or peanuts to the meetings.
Members that have not renewed and want to renew their membership should do so I have changed the emails to the members that have renewed for 2014-15.  I will sending out an email to those that have renewed on this challenge as well.

Hope you all enjoy the Challenge looking forward to our new home and new year. Can`t wait to see what you all have as a mug rug to bring to our meeting.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Membership, General Meeting

Hello RVQG Members

It is time to renew your membership, please carefully fill out all the information on your renewal forms. If you want to make sure you are up to date with all current events please add your email so that we can add you to our list. It is important that we have your correct email so write carefully.
The newsletter is on the site as well as your BOM read your newsletter with all the final updates of year end with the executive reports.

See you Monday! A-L are to bring the sweets for the sweet table try to make it finger food, bring your cutlery and plates and cups, BOM, Library books. Also bring an old quilt read more in your newsletter.

Monday, April 21, 2014

April Newsletter, BOM and Quilt shows!

Hi RVQG members

I am not sure if you saw on the sidebar I have listed many quilt shows for the spring summer and heading into fall months. I hope in your travels you are able to visit and support other guilds as they supported us on our recent quilt show!

Our newsletter is posted if there are any problems please contact us the button is on the side. New members of 2014 please let me know if you have not received an email from me with the password.  So grab a cuppa it is jammed packed with great stuff that the executive is working on.

BOM is posted and Carol & Carol have done a great job with them and are very excited on how the members have kept up and also brought in their blocks for show and share we have an excellentt following of members doing blocks this year!

I have been seeing pictures in blogland of all the wonderful quilts that you all submitted gorgeous work and a guild that makes me very proud to be a part of. Thanks to Lisette and her committee for a job well done, without volunteers we would not have a show!

Remember we are looking to fill positions and your help is needed. I hope to see everyone raising their hands at the next guild meeting to volunteer in making this the wonderful guild that it is!

Deb Secretary Web Support

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rhapsody Quilt Winner for 2014

A big congrats to Kelly Greig of Dunrobin, Ontario won the Spring Breeze Quilt.

We are so excited on our winner of this gorgeous quilt that our VP and Quilt show Convenor had donated to the guild!

Kelly hope you enjoy your winning quilt


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Monday Mar 24th meeting Reminders

Your newsletter is uploaded, new members please contact us if you do not have id and password, I have not received your new emails to put you on our list the contact is on the sidebar.
Reminders to bring:

Quilts of Valor quilts Carol B is requesting that these be brought in if you cannot,  make arrangements with her or someone else to have them in.

Quilt show volunteers are still needed bring your calendars so that you can volunteer a couple of hours on April 2 weekend to make this show a success we need member support!

Thanks to all those that have already signed up.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Feb 24th, learning new Techniques, Round Robin

February Program - Technique Round Robin

Join us for an evening of Quilting Techniques -we have 6 members who will share the following :

Debra Anger - Prairie Points
Irene Dewer - Shaded 4 Patch
Hettie Gruener - Hexies
Nicole Brewster - Paper Piecing
Liz Felder - Quilt Labels
Sally Sirard - Hanging Sleeve

Don't miss out on learning something new! 

Also don`t forget your Challenge quilt today is the deadline! Hope to see some exciting creations.

Elaine W.

Preliminary volunteer schedule
Check the preliminary schedule for the quilt show
For others, please join your quilting colleagues; we need your assistance to make this show a success
Thank you
Kathleen and the Quilt Show Committee


Monday, February 10, 2014

February Newsletter

Hello Members

Your February Newsletter is on the site, check out the Bee Night for tonight and your BOM. The Newsletter committee once again did an outstanding job.

Thanks Gail and Monica!!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Important! Quilt Show submission deadline and We Want You!!!

Remember Members to show our best quilt show ever and to support our guild submit your Quilt show entries by February 15 to Lisette, if you need forms they are on the sidebar under Quilt show, use your login and password that you would use for your newsletter. Contact us if you can`t remember what it is. This is just to submit your quilt not to bring the quilt you still have time to finish, and there is still lots of winter to finish it in! You can email us your submission and I will forward to Lisette as well all the information is on our Quilt Show Page.

Also we are still looking for positions for the new term, VP, Treasurer, Membership, Quilts from the Heart. If these positions are not filled we do not have a guild. Contact any one of the Executive or email us on the side bar if you have any thoughts on recruiting yourself or how we can get members to volunteer.  I love this guild and want to keep it going but we can`t without your help. I work a fulltime and parttime position and have time to help our guild.  Our President works fulltime and also owns a quilt shop!
We have 2 new members that stepped into Newsletter position Gail and Monica, they only joined Sept and Oct, I am sure all members now appreciate that we have a newsletter. It only takes a few hours a month, with summer vacation!  Help is never far away, we are a team, and the group that is currently executive is a great crew, supportive and inspiring. We can only ask so many times, it is time to step forward and show how much you appreciate our guild.

Hope to see some new faces very soon around our table

Deb Sec/Web Support.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Check the Quilt show page on the sidebar

Hello Members

It is getting close to the quilt show, I am sure with this winter weather you have a few finishes and are just putting on the binding.
Check the Quilt show page for your forms that you will require for the show. Hope to see many wonderful quilts that I see at the Show and Tell at our Quilt show!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jan 2014 Happy New Year

What a way to start the new year, I hope everyone is able to catch up from their holidays and able to adjust to everyday life. Our Newsletter committee worked very hard in getting our newsletter ready and you can find it on the sidebar those that cannot remember their password please contact us.

Our Guest speaker for January is:

January Guest Speaker – Tracy Lawko – Sources of Inspiration

Tracey reveals how her textile art has developed –inspired by childhood interests and continual experimentation. Tracy will share pieces of her work and present a slide show.

Tracey is an award-winning quilter, longarmer, embroiderer, and textile artist. Combining her love of traditional needlework techniques with freemotion longarm machine stitching, she creates realistic portraits of plants

and the Ontario landscape. Her dimensional still life and densely stitched landscapes are sold through art galleries. Tracey’s work has been selected for national and international level shows, including Fibreworks, Threadworks, National Juried Show, Grand National Quilt Show, World Quilt Competition and the Niche Awards. She is a member of the International Association of Professional Quilters, Canadian Quilters Association, the Toronto Guild of Stitchery, York Heritage Quilters Guild and the Ontario Crafts Council. She is a CQA Certified Quilt Judge.

You can find more about her under Program and guest speaker on the sidebar there is a link to her site.

Remember to bring your Quilts from the Heart and would love to see your BOM if you have not done the BOM you will see the blocks on the sidebar click on the Month title and you will see the directions there.

I hope everyone has been safe and that we have good weather on our meeting night, Monday Jan 27, 2014.