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New book in our library

Here’s what Amazon has to say about it: “You’ll learn how exciting (and easy) it is to sew curves in your patchwork projects. Quilting with Curves has 20 geometric-patterned quilt projects, from basic curves to complex combinations. Award-winning quilt designer Daisy Aschehoug shares a unique style of pattern writing, allowing you to combine curves of different sizes with other geometric elements. Beginners who have never quilted curves can easily follow along with the projects, and all quilters can take away valuable tips on creating original designs. Advanced quilters can challenge themselves by combining several curved techniques.

  • An essential book for those who wish to experiment with both curved piecing and modern quilt design.
  • Projects range in difficulty level and are doable for quilters of all skill levels.
  • Take away essential skills and techniques to make your own beautifully patterned curved quilts.”

This is book BQG #462 – Let Christine know if you’d like to borrow it!

Take a sneak peak here: link to Amazon

BQG Donations

Since the pandemic started in March 2020, many of our quilters have found either purpose or solace in their sewing machines. We started out by making masks, and more masks, to support our health care workers. This was before the manufacturers of masks knew what hit them. After making and distributing over 22,000 masks at no charge over six months, we figured we could leave the masks to the professionals and get back to our quilting.

Since then, our Outreach Coordinators have made several donations to local organizations thanks to the many members of our guild who continue to sew for the benefit of others. Over the past few months, Outreach was very pleased to be able to make the following donations:

  • 18 bed-sized quilts to AJOI for a young adult residence in the West Island, brightening up the very white decor
  • 15 lap-sized quilts to Ronald McDonald House (see picture below)
  • 24 placemats and 5 tote bags to WIAIH, a center in the West Island for people with intellectual disabilities
  • 5 quilts and 2 quilt tops (including batting and backing) to Quilts for Survivors, a group offering quilts to survivors of residential schools
  • 24 placemats to Meals on Wheels serving Pierrefonds West and Ile Bizard
  • 12 baby quilts for the NICU at the Children’s Hospital
Quilts for Ronald MacDonald House

2021-2022 Guild Season Beginning!

After a hot and somewhat-Covid-relaxed summer, we will be resuming our meetings. Our first meeting of the year will be the Evening meeting on Tuesday, September 7 at 7:00 pm and the Day meeting will be on Wednesday September 8 at 10:00 am. Zoom links will be forwarded to members in the Newsletter. They are also available under the “Upcoming” tab here.