First and foremost, thanks to all guild members who entered quilts and/or attended our guild’s Celebration of Quilts. We would all like to give a special thank you to the Quilt Guild Committee for a job well done.
L to R: Fran Auty, Judy Messenger, Chystle Stucky, France Barrette, Bev Sturgeon, Jane Cramer, Valerie Prideaux and Shirley Dawson. (Missing: Maria Steventon, Lynne Lee and Linda Van Lierde)
We have all kinds of winners to announce. First the winners of the raffle quilts:
The winner of the large hand pieced, hand quilted grandmother’s flower garden quilt was Michael Lane of Toronto (photo below):
The winner of the small elephant quilt was Chaya Erez of Thornhill.
And here are the top 11 (one tie) viewer’s choice winners:
We recently received a letter from Jaime Spitzer of the Assaulted Women’s Helpline, who had received a quilt from Community Quilts:
“Our 14th annual helpline gala was held on Friday November 17th, we are still tallying up the final numbers for everything, but we are very happy about the turnout.
We decided in order to maximize the proceeds from your beautiful quilt, we used it in a raffle in which we ended up raising $458.00!!
We are thrilled that the quilt brought in that much money, and we cannot thank the York Heritage Quilt Guild for their generous donation!”
Libs Elliott was our guest speaker for the evening, and she gave a fascinating talk about her quilting techniques and journey, with slideshow. Then we were treated to a display of a selection of her quilts.
Have a great holiday season, and see you all at our next meeting on January 16th 2018 with Elaine Theriault.
For highlights from previous quilt guild meetings, click on the Meeting Highlights in the header at the top of the web page