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Harrow Fair Sesquicentennial Quilt Project

June 14, 2017

Want to win $150, $100 or $75?
Make a Canada quilt, enter it in the 2017 Harrow Fair and you have a chance!
Harrow Fair Sesquicentennial Quilt Project
The 150th Anniversary of Canada will be celebrated on July 1, 2017. The Needle Arts building of the Harrow Fair is promoting a project to celebrate this anniversary. Bonnie (Mitchell) Wilson, Old School Line Quilting, Woodstock, ON (she is hometown Harrow girl who has never forgotten her roots) is our very generous sponsor by contributing $150 for the first prize quilt! Second prize, $100, sponsored by Quilting Confections! Third prize, $75, sponsored by SewCraft!
Need ideas?
 There have been many red and white quilt exhibitions, the most recent (2014) in Houston, TX.
 There are videos on You Tube of the Exhibition in New York in 2011, called “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts”
 Check out Pinterest also, there are many pictures if you search red and white quilts for ideas.
Have fun with this challenge! Share with your friends, get a group together or just do one yourself!
As a suggestion, we could have a 4th prize… ?!? I’m open for any sponsorships!
Contact info: Natalie Abramovich, Needle Arts Director, HF – abramovich.na@gmail.com
Quilt criteria:
Two colours only – red and white
You can use two fabrics or many fabrics of red
and white. It is two colour quilt but not a two
fabric quilt.
Must be a minimum of 324″ perimeter to qualify for judging.
Quilt must be clean, free of markings and constructed with new fabrics.
Must be entered in its category by 9:00 pm at the Harrow Fair on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. See the prize book for entry form (available July 2017).

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Upcoming Shop Hop

June 14, 2017

S E P T E M B E R 8 , 9 , 1 0 2 0 1 7
W I N D S O R E S S E X
C O U N T Y S H O P H O P
Friday 9:30 – 6:00 Saturday 9:30 – 5:00 Sunday 12:00 – 4:00
A Stitch in Time
30 Mill Street W.
Leamington, ON N8H 1S8
519-322-4690
http://www.astitchintime.ca
Ella Quilts
12056 Tecumseh Road
Tecumseh, ON N8N 1L9
519-739-1122
Joy Quilts
11886 Tecumseh Road East #6
Windsor, ON N8N 3C1
519-735-2295
http://www.joyquilts.com
Quilting Confections
3393 County Road 42
Windsor, ON N9A 6J3
519-250-8888
http://www.quiltingconfections.com
Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe
580 County Road 10
Amherstburg, ON N9V 3R3
519-730-1172
http://www.rosecottagequilt.com
The Sewing Shoppe
41 Talbot Street N.
Essex, ON N8M 1A3
519-776-1100
Grand Prize – A $100 Gift Certificate from each Store!
Six 2nd Prizes – A gift basket worth over $50, one from each store!
Goody Bag – A free gift bag with purchase, one per customer per store.
To qualify for a 2nd place prize you must visit at least one store and enter the draw. To qualify for the Grand Prize you must visit all 6 stores getting your passport stamped at each store. The completed passports will be combined from all 6 stores and the winner will be drawn the following day and winners will be notified.
15% off Merchandise!
Get 15% off regularly priced merchandise (excluding kits and machines)
during the Shop Hop at all six stores.

Anniversary Celebration

June 14, 2017

Anniversary celebration
We have heard lots of positive comments about our anniversary meeting! It was great to
have such a good turnout. Good memories were shared. The entertaining slide
presentation was the result of lots of time put in by Licia Cipkar and Paul, her helpful
husband, who gathered all the photos from numerous albums. And Heather Northrup’s
husband, Grant, who put all the photos on a stick for the projector.
We really appreciated all the support received from you, both by attending and allowing us to do something special in the way of a nice gift for each member!
Thanks again!
Your executive

Members gift of the “Little Notebook”

May 31, 2017

Loving the little notebook!  What about you? Have you tried the binding needles yet? And I want to say, isn’t it the best that we have such a supportive and friendly guild?! Have you given any thought to joining our executive? Maybe as hostess? That’s just one of the open positions.

little notebook

New Executive Board–September 2017

May 31, 2017

Would you consider joining us on the ESQG Executive Board?  We’re looking for members to join us in filling the following positions come September

President                                                                       Vice President

Treasurer                                                                       Secretary

Programs and Workshops                                          Historian

Hostess                                                                           Advertising

Publicity

If you’ve enjoyed being a member of Erie Shores Quilt Guild, it’s because so many people are working away in the background to make it all happen.

**If there are any positions you would be willing to fill, please contact one of the executive…you won’t regret it.

 

A few details about Hostess position, as per our by-laws: take attendance and welcome guests. Provide bottled water for sale to membership at the general meetings (optional, and we have a cooler on wheels to accommodate). And also to work with the Program Chair to arrange for vendors as needed. This position can be shared. Our current hostesses are doing a great job, I’m sure they’ll be happy to help the new hostess(es) settle in.

If you’re not swooning over the idea of the hostess position, you might consider Publicity/Advertising. Sounds daunting, right? Not! Can you contact businesses and offer them a small spot in our newsletter? Maybe make a call to the local press about our upcoming quilt show or other event? Our executive will give you all kinds of support and help with this, please consider taking it on. It’s a fun and friendly group of people doing their best to provide quilty pleasure. C’mon, don’t be scared.

CHARITY SEW DAY

May 12, 2017
franny 2

We’d love to have you join us at our next Charity Sew Day – Monday, May 15, Church of the Latter Day Saints in Leamington. 9:00 – 2:30. You’ll have fun!

May 12, 2017
franny 1

This is the technique Franny will be teaching at Charity Sew Day. Hope you can make it.