Community Quilts

Hello “Community of Quilters”,

Thanks Anita for all your contributions, you‘ve done a great job as president. We’re glad that you’re still going to be able to come and be a part of the guild as your time allows!

We wanted to say thank you to everyone who was able to make our Community Quilts weekend a great success. We have such a great group; fetching at the storage locker, setup at the church, organizing supplies, baked goods and treats, and then packing it all up again! Thanks to everyone who makes it possible, It takes a lot of work.

And thank you to those of you that made the time to come out and sew! We had 21 people Thursday, 24 on Friday and 18 on Saturday, that’s 63 person days! I don’t know if anyone completed a whole quilt from start to finish, but we had lots of people working very hard! I saw lots of creativity and innovation, as people put things together.

March meeting: We will have a few kits available if you weren’t able to make the workshop, and we’ll show some finished quilts then they will be distributed.

A reminder: quilt sizes are:

  • Wee babe-16×20 or 18×24
  • Baby -36 x40
  • Child/ Lap -42 x54
  • Single bed -54 x72

Thanks again, Karen Marshall and Brenda Sangster your CO-Presidents!

Community Quilts

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Please mark your calendars for Community Quilt days March 2-4 at St. Andrews St. Stephens Church, 27th and Chesterfield for our annual gathering. It is a great way to meet other guild members and help us make the beautiful quilts we are continually asked for.

All help is appreciated, we have lots of easy patterns and if you are trying to learn to machine quilt babies are not at all critical 😃😃
We hope to be able to have the sandwiches available for purchase Friday and Saturday but orders must be in before 10. Anyone who loves to bake , your fellow quilters will surely appreciate you!

Quilt sizes are:

  • Wee babe-16×20 or 18×24
  • Baby -36 x40
  • Child/ Lap -42 x54
  • Single bed -54 x72

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.

Anita

 

Community Quilts

Thank you to everyone for the quilts we received. We are collecting primarily for LGH intensive care nursery winter theme great this month but all donations welcome.

Turning Point Ladies Lodge asked about some quilts for Christmas presents but I don’t believe we will be able to do that this year.

Please let me know if you need batting at 604-220-5523 and I will bring it to the November meeting.

Please mark your calendars with Community Quilt days March 2,3,4 we will be sewing every day. Quilt sizes are:

  • Wee babe-16×20 or 18×24
  • Baby -36 x40
  • Child/ Lap -42 x54
  • Single bed -54 x72

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.

Anita

Community Quilts

Thank you to everyone for the finished quits, especially Joan Gold ,Trudy Jaskela and Rita Douglas; we received more than 20 quilts. Louis Bovet is delivering 2 quilts to the Hospice and 7 to Kiwanis care Centre. I have had a request for more quilts for Turning Point Lodge. We have 2 that are appropriate and I will try to get them delivered soon. There are always requests. Please note the sizes we need listed below. Also if you are in need of batting let me know please – I will try to bring some batting to the next meeting. Messages can be left at 604-220-5523.

Quilt sizes

Wee baby 16×20 or 18×24

Baby 36×40

Lap/ child 42x 54

Single bed 54x 72

Thank you all for your help.

Anita

Community Quilts

Congratulations… we gave away 74 quilts January to July this year! Please bring any quilts you have to the meeting for collection, I will be there with some kits for you to peruse and please remember we try to take some Xmas baby quilts for Lions Gate Hospital NICU. Please contact me at communityquilts@lionsgatequiltersguild.com, if you need batting. You can also leave a phone message with Joan Elliott of sizes needed. Hope everyone had a good summer, looking forward to the meeting.

Thank you,
Anita Jones- Gould

Community Quilts

Thank you to everyone who made a quilt for us. It was great to have some community quilts to line the entrance and tea hall at the show. We received lots of positive feedback on them. One delighted mom brought her Christmas baby and the quilt she received and wanted to thank the person who made it. I said I couldn’t tell who had made it but we were all glad she felt so strongly about thanking us. We are now working on our next collection so please if you are looking for a summer project pick up a quilt kit from the Community quilt table. I also have batting and if you need a piece please contact me with a size either by phone or email to communityquilts@lionsgatequiltguild.com and I will bring it to the meeting.

Anita Jones-Gould

2016 Raffle Quilt Winners

Two ladies on the North Shore won our 2016 Raffle Quilts.

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Our first winner is Maebritte Jeffels, who is 95 years young, living at Evergreen House and is still as bright as a new penny.  She was very happy with her new quilt and informed us, she has never won anything like this before.  Maebritte bought her ticket, when we were selling tickets at Lions Gate Hospital and wanted to support our Community Quilts program.  She sees the quilts donated by our Guild and the joy they bring to the residents at Evergreen House.

raffle1The second winner is Katherine Bennett, who lives in Lynn Valley.  Katherine bought her ticket from Katherine Gillis of our Guild and had not viewed the quilts prior to winning.  She was very pleased when Suzanne delivered the white modern quilt to her home, and loved the back as much as the front.

Both, very pleased ladies, are pictured with their winning quilts!

Raffle tickets sales raised over $3,000.00 (net) for the Community Quilts programs.  A BIG thank you to all the Guild members who helped to sell raffle tickets to their friends and family.  Guild member tickets sales represented 54% of total tickets sold.

The Raffle Quilt Committee, of Betty Clarke, Suzanne Patchell, Norine McCaffrey and myself, are now retiring.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this Committee for the past four years and our best wishes go out to the next group.

Becky West
Raffle Quilt Coordinator

Community Quilts

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to community quilts. We are showing all the quilts we have this month as well as saying thank you to our committee members. Please let me know if you need batting, backing or a quilt kit for the summer.

The quilt sizes for Community Quilts are:

  • Wee baby 16″ x 20″ or 18″ x 24″
  • Child/lap  42″ x 54″
  • Bed quilt: 54″ x 72″

Thank you,
Anita Jones- Gould

Community Quilts

Thank you to everyone working on a quilt for us. We will be thanking our hard working committee at the May meeting and showing all newly received quilts for distribution by the summer. Quilts shown last month have gone to Lionsgate hospital to brighten up the exercise room! Evergreen Care Center  and Kiwanis care Center. We will also be hanging a few at the quilt show so please keep them coming.

Anita Jones-Gould