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Guild News

Members of Westshore Quilters' Guild are welcome to sign in here (or create an account to sign in).  

You must be a member of the guild in order to request access to the Member's Only area of the website.  

Westshore Quilters' Guild is putting together a calendar for 2024!  What a great opportunity to see your quilts in all their glory in a calendar - and what a lovely gift for family and friends.  If you would like to submit a photo for the calendar, please click here.

Sew Magic! Quilt Show 2023

Plans are underway for the quilt show Oct. 13th and 14th, 2023.  The Gala will take place Thursday night. 

Challenges have been issued:

Block Game: see Shar L.

Guild Challenge: Fairy Tales: see Donna S.

Charity Quilt Challenge: see Sue S.

UFO Challenge: see Jan G.  (download "contract" here).

Retreat #1 for 2023 is full!  It will take place at COTA from Wednesday, Feb. 1st until Saturday, Feb. 4th.  Cost is $150 and includes lunches and dinners.  Successful applicants have been notified by email.  Watch your email for further details.  There is a waiting list.  To have your name put on the waiting list, or for more info: wqgretreats@gmail.com

January Program: January 26th - 9:30 am - AGM and Tara Miller
Join us for a talk by Tara Miller, "Graphic Quilts of the 20th Century", followed by our Annual General Meeting.
This presentation is packed with graphic, visually stunning quilts from the whole of the 20th century. Many of these have a surprisingly modern aesthetic! Throughout the conversation, we’ll put these quilts in context: historically, socially, artistically. We’ll explore some of our connections with the past that inform us, inspire us, and drive us in the art and practice of quilt making today.

BOM 2023 My Kinda Town

A New Block-of-the Month Sew-Along for Westshore Quilters Guild

 

We are excited to announce a new block-of-the-month program for Westshore Quilters Guild members. The program will start in January 2023 and go through November. We will be making “My Kinda Town” by Laura Heine. The pattern includes 9 whimsical paper-pieced blocks in a quaint town setting, and the completed quilt measures 42” x 54”. It’s a gorgeous quilt and looks like it will be a fantastic stash buster!

 

Each month, we will meet on Zoom to talk about the block we’ll be working on in the month ahead. We will share sample blocks for each house, so you’ll have inspiration. And, participants will share photos of their completed blocks for a “show and share” at the beginning of each month. Registration for the BOM is now closed.

Please check for the schedule and more details in the Member's Only area of the website under 2023.

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See Workshops & Program pages for exciting upcoming happenings...

Sew Magic! Quilt Show 2023

 

We are happy to announce that our next WQG Quilt Show Sew Magic! will be taking place Oct. 13/14, 2023 at Eagle Ridge Community Centre in Langford.  Plans are well underway and committees being formed... it's sew exciting!!  Please check out the Quilt Show page under the Member's Only area for more detailed information.  Any questions?  contact wqgquiltshow@gmail.com.

Next quilt show meeting by zoom on January 17th at 7:30 pm.

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Fundraising

Our latest fundraising venture is an easy one. Next time you need to fuel up your vehicle, go to a Peninsula Co Op gas station and use the Guild's co op number.  The membership number is 140033, can be shared with any family members or friends to support the Guild.  Use it whenever you make purchases from Peninsula Co-op or participating Save-On Gas. At the end of the year, the Guild will earn a rebate, based on the dollar amount of purchases members have made throughout the year.

 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.  thank you for your support!

An ad hoc fundraising committee has been set up to brainstorm ideas to raise funds for the Guild.  Ideas have included selling Purdy's, retreats, a calendar, making patterns, craft sale, pancake breakfast and more.  If you have any ideas or wish to join the committee, please email westshorequiltersguild@gmail.com with fundraising in the subject line. 

Charity Fundraising

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.

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

Block Lotto for December 2022

 

The Snowball block for November and the Christmas Geese block will be drawn in January. This will give those members time to do the blocks after Christmas projects. Blocks can be dropped off at Carol's house or they can go in the mail box up at the house. They can also be dropped off at Charity Sew days and she will pick them up there.

 

The block chosen for December, is the Christmas Geese. Please use red and green for the geese and white for the air and a Christmas print for the centre and the 4 corners. This block can also be used for any holiday just buy changing your main fabric (Easter, Halloween, Spring, etc). If you have any questions on the block please call/email Carol S for assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Sixteen Virtual Quilt Show -   

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