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We’re a busy, active bunch of quilters, sewists and makers, and our Guild offers workshops, COPS (sewing) days and a whole heap of lovely member benefits! Be sure to check our calendar for all events and dates. To join our Guild, contact our Membership Coordinator. Fill out the membership form here.
COVID-19 Update: Issued on March 15
Hello Fellow Quilters,
The concerns about spread of the corona virus, especially regarding high risk groups like older people, have led the guild executive to cancel the March 24 Guild meeting. There are other implications for Guild activities, as listed below. We can be grateful that we have more time for quilting with so many social events cancelled.
March 24 Guild Meeting
- Will decide about April meeting in a few weeks
- Will decide about May 9 and May 30 dates in a few weeks
- POSTPONED to 2021
- Colleen Bell, Quilt Show Coordinator, provides this update:
In light of the information coming from the provincial government about large gatherings, concerns from our vendors, and concerns about financial losses if we don’t get the attendance we need, the Quilt Show committee has decided it would be best to postpone the show until next year. More information will be forthcoming in the April newsletter, after the committee has had a chance to consider all of the ramifications and details. The good news is, you will have more time to work on your quilts for the show. The opportunity: you get to create new ones to replace the ones you give away in the meantime.
- SALES WILL CONTINUE; RAFFLE STILL SCHEDULED JUNE 6, 2020
- Report from Jane Ellis, Raffle Quilt Coordinator
- Updated report – March 19, 2020
Since we have already started ticket sales, we have to proceed with the draw. We have a BC Gaming Licence that clearly states that the draw will take place on June 6th at 5:30pm at the Sports and Wellness Centre at Cap. U. Ticket sales have already started and at this point we can’t undo that.
The good news is that our current sales proceeds exceed our costs of materials for the quilt and raffle ticket printing. As we won’t be able to sell tickets out in the community, we should encourage our membership to step up and sell tickets to their immediate families and friends to maximize sales proceeds. We can sell tickets up until June 6th, and every new sale from here on will only add to the funds available to date to benefit our Community Quilts.
I’m sure it won’t be the sales target that we hoped for, but that’s ok. Another quilt can be made and tickets sold in another raffle next year.
It is important for the ticket stubs to be returned so we can do the draw. We should try to do this as soon as possible. Increasing isolations to prevent spreading the coronavirus may make this even more difficult in the weeks and months ahead.
For those who have ticket stubs that they need to turn in, please contact me by email and we can arrange for you to drop them off at my place, or if needed I can come to you.
Alternatively, you can put them in an envelope and mail them to me. If you choose to mail in your stubs, please record the information on each stub, or take a photo of each stub so that if they are lost in the mail, the names and numbers on those specific tickets can still be represented in the draw. This is only a safeguard as we must account for each ticket in the draw [according to the BC Gaming Licence].
Thank you all in advance, for making an effort in filling out your tickets and turning in the stubs. Please feel free to contact Jane Ellis directly should you have any questions.
- POSTPONED to 2021
- POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
- Improv Alphabet with Felicity Ronaghan
- Keep calm and keep quilting
- Don’t worry about picking up kits or supplies, or dropping quilts off at this time.
Karen Munro, President
Although only members get to enjoy our extensive quilting library, free table and workshops, non-members are welcome to try out a meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month – come and experience it all and hear a speaker. The first visit is free. Non-members are also very welcome to join in at our oh-so-sewciable COPS (sewing) days. Beginners welcome!