Quilts of Valour

This year we are continuing to support Quilts of Valour by creating large lap size quilts for our military personnel. Last year we provided them with over 100 quilts, some were quilted and most were just the tops.

We have created some kits that can be picked up at my house, in the garage, to avoid personal contact. We send the completed tops to a group in Mississauga who then supply the batting and do the long arm quilting. We put the name of the Guild and your name on a label which is then attached to the finished quilt. Several of our quilts have been featured on Facebook when they are presented to the recipients. Our quilt donations remain in the Toronto area.

We greatly appreciate any help you can give us in completing a quilt top. As mentioned kits can be picked up from my garage and dropped off upon completion. Please send me an email to let me know you are coming so I can put a selection of kits in the garage.

Convenors: Jean H. & Kathie T.  

January 2022 Update

Congratulations Ladies. 44 quilt tops were delivered to our contact lady ready to be quilted. She was very impressed and over joyed at our contribution. There is an overwhelming need for these quilts and thanks to your continued support we are able to make this contribution.

Our sew day on November 11th yielded many poppy blocks and Kathie has been busy assembling them into quilt tops. Well done and again thank you for your support.

Kits are always available in my garage for contactless pick up and drop off. Remember to help yourself to 2 fat quarters from the basket for every quilt top you drop off. Please  attach a paper with your name so I can make sure your name goes on the finished label.

We are getting very low on fabric. If you have any fabric you would like to donate to the cause it would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off in my garage. It is amazing how different fabrics can be blended and matched up to create a very pleasing effect so if you have something you purchased a few years ago and now wonder why you did, we can match it up to something else.

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you, stay safe  and happy sewing.

February 2022 Update

If you find some fabric in your stash that you are no longer in love with or like me you wonder why you bought it in the first place, please drop it off because we can certainly match it up with something and create more kits.

May 2022 update

This has been a very productive year making Quilts of Valour for our Military Personnel. We have completed 150 quilt tops with more expected to be handed in at the May meeting. That is absolutely amazing and greatly appreciated.

Please return all completed tops at the May meeting.Kits will be available at the meeting if you want something to work on during the summer. My garage is still a perfect place to drop off or pick up kits, the side door is always unlocked. 

We will also be handing out small kits for the special quilt we are making for Captain Philip Trimble, Kathie’s son. The kits require you to sew together a maple leaf block using half square triangles and it will only take 20-30 minutes to complete. We ask that you return the block to either my garage or to Kathie by June 15th so we can create the quilt top and pass it on to Tella for custom quilting.

Special thanks to everyone who has completed a top, donated some tops from their stash and to those who have donated fabric for us to create kits. We would also like to give a huge shout out to Marg S. who has completed 30 tops this year!





 



























Edited Oct 2018