February Guild meeting

It was a cold evening outside, but it was warm and bustling inside!

There were 5 stations set up, and guild members rotated through them. A wide range of topics were covered, from making disappearing 9-patch blocks and more from Bev Stevens, beadwork and jewelry making from Kiomi Sakamoto, how to quilt your quilt by Sandy Lindal, making a Liquorice All-Sorts bracelet by Bev Sturgeon, and Peter Reeve-Newson gave lots of practical advice, including hints on seaming your quilt backing and folding your quilts to avoid those nasty fold lines.

Finally, our vendor of the month was Hyggleit Fabrics from St Mary’s, with a wonderful and popular array of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for sale.

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Community Quilts received the following letter from Rosemary Marchant, describing the delivery one of our charity quilts to a Syrian refugee sponsored by three Toronto churches:

There were many ohs and ahs and wonderful smiles as I unfolded the quilt. He had a big smile on his face. I explained to him that quilts connect Canadians as many of us are descended from people who fled the devastation of war (in my case the American Revolution on one side and the WWI on the other) and that with few possessions clothes were recycled into covers to keep them warm and to make a home. He was thrilled with the quilt and acknowledged the love that went into making it. Many thanks – it was a most gracious welcome for this very nice young man who has experienced several years of hardship.

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