50/50 Draw and Quilts of Valour
This year we held monthly 50/50 draws with the proceeds going towards the purchase of fabric to make quilts for our returning military personnel. This endeavor was warmly received by the members and we raised $794. With that money we were able to prepare 43 kits which were taken by our members to create the quilts.
Thank you so much for your overwhelming support. These quilts are greatly appreciated by the men and women who receive them. This project will continue next year.
Jean HumpageKathie Trimble
Quilts of Valour
This year we plan to create several quilts for our returning Military personnel. These quilts will be made from 100% cotton fabric donated by members or purchased with Guild funds. Kits will be available for Guild members to take home to complete. These quilts are really appreciated by the men and women who have served our country and we are honoured to be able share our skills in this way.
In November 2016, we asked members to sew Maple Leaf blocks and the response was great.
On February 2017, a small team faced the coldest day of the season so far, to meet in Whitevale. With coffee or tea in one hand and a foot on the pedal, we assembled 2 quilt tops for Quilt of Valor. The challenge in collecting multiple blocks by multiple quilters is the quarter inch seam is not consistent, and therefore we end up with block of various sizes. In some cases, up to half inch. We then created a quilt top where rows connect with a quilt block of 4 maple leafs sewn together and surrounded by borders. This allowed us to “cheat” in some ways by reducing the border where needed. See the results below. Visually, the two quilt tops gives a different, and unique, perspectives.
We delivered these two quilts top to QOV , to our valuable Canadian soldiers who put their lives at risk while fighting for freedom.
Thank you everyone for your participation.
Edited Oct 2018