RVQG Quilt Show - Postponed

Rouge Valley Quilters Guild Show: Quilts From the Valley
Friday May 3, 2024- 10:00-800PM
Saturday May 4, 2024-10:00-5:00pm

Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drl, Ajax, ON L1T 4N2

 Happy, healthy, 2024 RVQG! We’re zooming into “virtual gatherings” for the next couple of months, and much has been outlined by your QS Committee to keep us on track to showtime (see calendar below). Sew days and bee nights have been planned to stock the boutique, and details for entering quilted items into the show are now available. As well, you’re piecing your placemat challenge and selling raffle tickets. Thank goodness it’s a leap year, and we have one extra day (Feb. 29) to put to good use for the quilt show! Preparation takes a village, and our RVQG community is undoubtedly in high productivity mode. The mantrateamwork makes the dream work. 

Jean Humpage & Gail Fraser, Convenors 



Notable Dates in 2024. Please mark Your Calendar.

January, February and March

Advise appropriate Committee leads via email of your intent to donate, and bring your donated Silent Auction, Guild Boutique, and Treasure Room items to the March program meeting.

February 28

Last date for returning completed Quilt Show Entry Form(s). One form is required for each item submitted. Please complete the form and send by email to skerswell@live.ca. She will confirm that it has been received.

March 25 

Completed Quilt Members’ Challenge to be handed in. Contact person is Teresa Parzanese.

April 22

Raffle Tickets: stubs and money, plus all unsold tickets to be returned. Contact person is Debbie Williamson.

May 2

Bring Display Quilts and Guild Boutique consignment items to show location between 2 – 6 pm.

May 3 and 4 

May 4

Support the show. Bring your friends. Wear your RVQG name badge and bring your smile. 

Pick up Display Quilts and unsold consignment items from the Guild Boutique at 5:30 p.m.

RVQG 2024 Quilt Show Guild Challenge 

I am hoping that all our members will be entering this year's 

Quilt Show Challenge. The Challenge will consist of 

incorporating at least 80% of a chosen 8 inch square of fabric 

into an 12" x 16" placemat. The placemats must be 

submitted at our March 2024 meeting. After the show, we 

hope that everyone will agree to donate their placemat to 

Meals on Wheels. The Fabric and instructions were handed 

out at our October Meeting. If you missed the meeting, please 

see me (Teresa) to get your piece of challenge fabric at your 

next meeting. 

Hope you all will join in the fun! 

Teresa Parzanese, Quilt Challenge Convenor 

RVQG 2024 Quilt Show Merchant Mall 

We have eleven fine vendors who have agreed to participate in our upcoming Quilt Show this May. Some are from our Durham Region while others are travelling a distance to join us. They will bring for our show participants some of their latest products and goods such as sewing and embroidery machines, threads, fabrics, kits, patterns and notions. 

Our vendors have all graciously agreed to make donations of prizes to help us facilitate door prize draws that our participants really enjoy. 

Not only will participants at our Quilt Show see samples of our excellence in quilt making but due to our nice selection of vendors they will also be able to do a one stop shop hop. 

Our Vendors: 

Bytowne Threads - Stittsville/Ottawa 

Kalidoscope of Quilts - St. Marys 

Thimble & Things - Orillia 

Sew Little Time - Cambridge 

Fabric Loft - Lindsay 

Ann’s Fabrics and Sewing Centre - Stouffville 

Everlasting Creative Memories - Bowmanville 

Ultimate Sewing Centre - Oshawa 

The Quilted Ruby - Oshawa 

Harebrained Happenings - Scarborough 

Log Cabin Yardage - Pickering 

Rouge Valley Quilters’ Guild January 2024 


RVQG 2024 Quilt Show Treasure Room 

“Team work makes the dream work”. Magnum P.I. 

We are looking for some “treasures” you probably have stashed in your sewing room that you are no longer using or want. They would be perfect in our treasure room at the show. This room will be like a garage sale; the prices will be low and hopefully will sell fast. Please start saving your “treasures” at your own house since storage is a problem. You can drop them off at the show during the set up on Thursday May 2. Any items left after the show will be donated to Value Village. 

Raffle Tickets and Publicity 

Have a look at our wonderful Raffle Ticket prizes! The two quilts were made by Jean H and quilted by Carole and Michel from “In Stitches with Carole”, and Laura Z’s husband, Joe, made the quilt rack. 

Email Debbie debbie.williamson@gmail.com if you need more tickets to sell. 

1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Volunteer Committee 

It’s not too early to start thinking about volunteering for the Quilt Show. At the March meeting Leslie Crothers and Jo Ann Sigindere will have the volunteer sign up sheets available. For a successful quilt show we hope everyone will consider volunteering for one or more time slots. More information will be provided in the new year. 

Rouge Valley Quilters’ Guild January 2024 



The Boutique is where everyone can purchase unique quilted items that have been generously donated or consigned for sale….a chance to start your holiday shopping early! 

Items such as table runners and toppers, pot holders, wall hangings, bags of all sorts, pin cushions, placemats and themed articles, just to name a very few, will be welcomed from our members. 

Space for display is limited. Pictures of larger items such as quilts, quilt tops and wall hangings, will be displayed in an “Items for Sale” album. 

The following Sew Days have been planned, some on Zoom, for a chance to socialize with fellow guild members while creating items for sale in the Boutique: all sew days are from 10am -2pm. 

Come and go as you please! 

Saturday January 27 th (ZOOM) 

Thursday February 22 nd (ZOOM) 

Wednesday March 20 th (IN PERSON at Peace Lutheran Church) 

For those enjoying Bee Nights or Workshops, please consider making a second item for the Boutique! 

Please bring any donations for the next scheduled in-person meeting in March. 

A big thank you to members for donating their time and talent in support of the

Slide show of our Quilt show some of the quilts, fun volunteers, silent auction and president challenge winners

Questions?  Email us at our dedicated quilt show email address:  rvqgquiltshow@gmail.com and we will do our best to assist. 

Quilt Show Registration Form

Instructions for completing the Quilt Show Registration Form

CLICK on the 'Quilt Show Registration Form' below,
then DOWNLOAD the document, then OPEN the 
document, and then click to ENABLE EDITING.

You will need to complete 1 form for each item you enter into the show. Enter your information and SAVE the document as ‘2020quiltshow.your name.item1.doc’. Then send this document as an attachment to: lizfelder1@gmail.com.
You can enter up to 3 items. Please prioritize them (item1,item2,item3), since we may not have the space to display all 3 items. 

When completing the ‘Techniques Used’ section, refer to the chart below:

Display Quilt Techniques – Short Form Lexicon


Hand Appliqued


Machine Embroidered


Hand Embroidery


Machine Pieced


Hand Pieced


Machine Quilted


Hand Quilted


Paper Pieced


Machine Appliqued

Quilt Show Shop - Guild Member's Guidelines - click on link below

Edited Jan2024