Guild News

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Sweet Sixteen Virtual Quilt Show -   

Happy New Year!!  Welcome 2022!!

Thursday, January 27th at 7 pm is our annual AGM.  We will be electing a new board and discussing the future vision for the guild.  Our guest speaker is our own Nancy McIntyre of Victoria Threadworks and her journey of quilting and embroidery and her passion for thread!!  Watch your email for the zoom link for the meeting!  There will be a new committee: Fundraising!  There's LOTS to talk about so please join us!

Is anyone out there doing a New Year's Day Sew Along?  Or a mystery quilt of some sort?  See the member's only section for a list of mystery quilts and quilt alongs (QALs)....

You are invited to take part in a new fundraising program using Fairway Market Community Shopping Cards. These reloadable cards are similar to the Smile Cards we've used in the past but these are for use at Fairway Markets.

To take part in this program, please pick up your reloadable Fairway Market card from Shar.

Load or re-load your card at any check out counter at any of the 10 Fairway Market stores on Vancouver Island. Use any means of payment including your favourite credit card to collect points or miles. You may re-load between $20 and $500 each time and you can re-load the same card multiple times.   

WQG automatically receives 5% from Fairway Market for every dollar loaded on the card.

Quilt Show 2023

2023 seems sew far away, but then again it's 2022 already!!  It's time to get the planning and preparation for our next quilt show underway.  We will be holding our first quilt show meeting by zoom on Tuesday, January 25th at 7 pm.  Watch your emails for the link to the meeting.  Please consider taking on a committee or being a helper for the quilt show.  It takes a village....!!  If you can't make it to the meeting, please send us an email to wqgquiltshow@gmail.com.

Under consideration for the upcoming quilt show meeting: 

1.  Keeping the same venue or finding a bigger venue?

2.  Staying with a 2 day quilt show or expanding back to a 3 day show.

3.  In keeping with the survey, our members voted for a Fall quilt show.  Before or after Thanksgiving??

4.  Committee chairs and who's doing what?  The overall vision, theme etc.

A HUGE thank you to the members of WQG who contributed quilts in aid of the forest fire evacuations in Lytton.  Twenty three quilts were donated with very little notice and were driven by Sue's brother to the drop off spot in Kamloops.  

And anyone wishing to contribute quilts to the Residential School Survivors, please contact Beth M.

Membership: please send an email to Membership if you have any changes to your personal information.  

Membership is now due for 2022.  Please send $40 by cheque (mailed to WQG care of the Church of the Advent), or etransfer to wqgtreasurer@gmail.com

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Program: (patterns can be downloaded from member's only program  page.)

January Block Lotto Challenge:  Sweetheart Block in hues of white with cheerful prints.      Due to Jes F. January 27th, 2022.  

  The December block is also due January 27th.  There will be a double draw at the AGM January meeting.

And a warm welcome to Beth M. who is taking over the block lotto committee from Jes.  Thanks for two years of great blocks Jes!!