From Your President

The seasonal change is upon us. With September, and the cooler weather, I know that I am not alone in being excited to stir the creative challenge and rewards waiting for us as quilters. The new colours and designs are in our local fabric stores and provide the palette for our chosen means of expression.  We are so lucky!

Stay tuned!  Our webmaster Colleen Bell has been working with the Executive to change our website and newsletter distribution.  We will be transitioning over time to a new WordPress site which will enhance the visual appeal of our website, make it easier to maintain, and will provide quicker access to information.  As this plan moves forward, we will keep you all updated.

The Community Librarian at the North Vancouver City Library has asked our members to consider participating in their Urban Homesteading series at the Library.  The series is a monthly Wednesday evening presentation that is free and open to the public with a focus on connecting community.  Should we take this on, we would provide background information on our topic (quilting), and then spend the second hour helping attendees to practice their new skill.   Our Programs Committee has some material that could be used for the practice session.   This represents an opportunity for us to showcase our craft, and we are looking for a volunteer to commit to a date in early 2017.   Will someone step forward?

I am sad to say that a long time member and creative quilter, Gaye McCance, suffered a heart attack and passed away on July 28th.  Gaye struggled with multiple health challenges, but never hesitated to participate in workshops, community quilts, our quilt show, and cops days. You may also have met her mother at our meetings. See the box below for information on the Joint service planned for Oct 15.

CQA is reaching out for a national quilting project Big Quilt Bee to help sick kids right across Canada!  Their goal is to make and donate 1,000 quilts for kids at Ronald MacDonald houses across Canada for Canada’s 150th birthday.  Participation can be as simple as making a 12” slab block using at least one Canada 150 fabric. We have some ideas on how we can actively participate as a guild in this initiative and will be communicating more as the fabrics are made available locally.

At the June 28th LGQG meeting the 50/50 lottery draw raised $111.00.  The winner Melanie Zdan, took home $55.50.

Welcome back everyone!
Bena Luxton