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PRESIDENTS MESSAGE MARCH 2022

March 8, 2022

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

Dare I say it, but it’s starting to feel like things are getting back to normal. We were able to
have the yard sale last month and went quite well, despite all the challenges of the
restrictions not being fully lifted.
This month Adrian Hanson will give a talk on how to love your longarmer, so she loves you
back. Looking forward to seeing her tips on how to prepare those quilt tops for a perfect
finish.
In April we are going to do an interactive workshop where I show you my Mount Scrapmore,
and we share ideas on how to manage, sort, store, and reduce that pile of guilt we all have in
our craft rooms.
In the following months we hope to have some guest speakers and workshops as we adjust to
the new normal.
On a side note, for my day job I run a speakers series. In March, I am hosting a free webinar
with the author Virginia Postrel who has written the book, The Fabric of Civilization. It’s a
great book that follows the history of fabric as well as how fabric has been constructed
throughout the ages. If you are interested, you can follow this link to register. The talk will be
held on March 22 at 12:00pm online.
Lydia

Next General Meeting–March 15, 2022

March 8, 2022

Our next General Quilt Guild meeting will be held at the Kingsville Arena at 7 pm

Guests always welcom @ $5 per guest

Hope to see you all there

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE-UPCOMING MEETINGS

October 9, 2020

President’s Message
Well that ended quickly. Just as we were preparing to continue with hybrid meetings, the province started reporting more cases and increasing restrictions. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to have online meetings only for the remainder of the year.
What this means for our members is that the only way you can access the meetings is through the Facebook current members page. On October 20, we will start the meeting live from my craft room on Facebook live. Doing it this way should ensure that everyone gets a chance to watch and comment. However, because it is a live event, you will only be able to comment, rather than appear on camera. Executive members will be online to assist with questions.
After the business meeting, I’ll post a video I did with Yvette where she did a demo on thread painting and free motion quilting. After the video has ended, Yvette will be on hand to answer any questions. The full meeting should be made available permanently on our page.
Thanks to everyone who tried to attend in September and for your ongoing patience as we manage the new virtual world of guild meetings.
Lydia

QUILTS IN THE VILLAGE

March 23, 2020

Hello,

 

I’m excited that after months of planning we are moving ahead with our Quilts in the Village event on Saturday and Sunday July 25th and 26th at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto.

 

Here’s how you and your guild members can get involved.

 

  • Be a committee member – have an active role in creating the event!
  • Loan a quilt – it will be displayed in one of Toronto’s premier outdoor attractions.
  • Be a volunteer on the days of the event.

And, last but not least, we would love to welcome you to the event in July. A day of history, mixed with creativity and inspiration, awaits!

 

Please check out this blog for more information:

 

https://quiltsinthevillage.wordpress.com/

 

Contact us for further details,

 

 

Steven Kellier
Coordinator, Special Events
Black Creek Pioneer Village | Parks & Culture

T: (416) 736-1733 ext. 5402
C: 647.200.3025 
E: steven.kellier@trca.ca
A: 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON, M3J 2P3 | trca.ca

CHARITY SEW DAY

March 23, 2020

The Town of Kingsville has postponed all of our rentals until April. This includes the Charity sew day.

CANCELLATIONS

March 13, 2020

Every month, we look forward to sharing our love of quilting with each other. Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the March 17, 2020 Erie Shores Quilters’ Guild meeting.

This was a tough call to make – our monthly meetings are incredibly important part of our organization Nonetheless; we need to prioritize the health and safety of our community. I am hopeful that with many organizations and the province cancelling similar events and not holding mass public gatherings that we will be able to flatten the spread of the disease and be able to resume our programming in April.

We will attempt to reschedule the program and vendor for later in the year.

On behalf of Executive, I thank you for your patience, and wish you robust health in the coming weeks.

Lydia

Guild Meeting September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

See you this evening at 7pm!  Kingsville Arena.  Our program this evening is Melanie MacDonald authorized teacher of the Jacqueline DeJonge Be Colourful Series! Bring your friends, guests are $5.

LAURA COIA Coming to Erie Shores Quilters’ Guild May 21 @ 7pm

April 29, 2019

laura coi

“Strips & Strings & Squares, Oh My!”

April 5, 2019

 

This is for our upcoming trunkshow by Sue Aylesworth at the April quilt guild meeting.
She has called it “Strips & Strings & Squares, Oh My!”

 

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A Must See: Travelling Trunk Shows

February 10, 2019

trunkshow of quilts from new zealand

A trunkshow of quilts from New Zealand will be presented at the Erie Shores Quilters’ Guild meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Kingsville Arena. Come and join us!

Bountiful Harvest Quilt Show

March 5, 2018

Location:  Meadow Brook Church, Leamington Ontariopostcard

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 PROGRAM

May 12, 2017

The ESQG Charity Program has a new charity:  Southgate Retirement Home.  We already have 10 lap quilts & 15 quilt bundles to be quilted.   30 lap quilts is our goal by the end of May/18.   I know we can do it!SOUTHGATE project for charity 2018

May 12, 2017

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

April 2017 Guild Meeting

April 20, 2017

We had the Chatham Applique Group to thank for a fabulous trunk show.  Each member presented two quilts.  There were so many different styles to view.  The group had presented some that were hand appliqued along with others that had been machine appliqued.  The ladies presenting brought their sense of humour along making for a very enjoyable evening.  The following are pictures from the trunk show:

April 2017 Show and Share Quilts

April 20, 2017

Pictured below are quilts from our guild members from our April 2017 guild meeting.  I for one, am amazed at the many talents of our members.  Love to see the different ideas and colours.  Keep up the good work!

March 2017 Show and Tell Quilts

April 1, 2017

The following are our guild members’ show and tell quilts shared with all.  We are lucky to have such talented quilters among us:)

Marian Wiebe Trunk Show–March 2017

March 21, 2017

Well, Marian Wiebe treated our members to an awesome evening of quilting.   Her ability to speak so freely about her talents as a quilter along with her sense of humour, made for a very enjoyable evening for all.  It was nice to see her family’s influence in her quilts, some of whom came to the meeting to assist Marian in her presentation.  The standing ovation at the end of her show represents just how much our members enjoyed the evening.  Thank you for a wonderful evening Marian.   Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed it!!

.  Her sense of colour and artistic ability certainly showed in her quilts, which are pictured below.

CHARITY SEWING DATES

March 13, 2017

Charity Sewing Days:

Location:  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Leamington

Monday — April 3rd

Monday — May 15

Monday — June 5th

Linda Colussi has a new pattern that will use strip piecing and build quilt tops quickly.

Thank you, everyone for your participation!

Franny Charity Program Coordinator

March 6, 2017 Charity Quilt Day

March 13, 2017

The following are pictures taken on the 6th of March during our charity quilt event.  It looks like it was a day to enjoy the love for quilting and great company.  Lots of smiles:)

February 21, 2017 Guild Meeting

February 25, 2017

Tonight’s meeting proved to be a fun night.  We had a couple of guests attend our guild meeting which we always love to see.  It was a night of creativity for sure.  We saw the Hearts and Chocolate Challenge entrants showing their creativity along with our show and tell quilts.  I don’t know where they find all the time needed to create so many quilts!!  Donna showed us some samples from the Sashiko class on February 4th.  The voting for the Hearts and Chocolate Challenge was concluded with many winners which will be announced soon.  It was just an all around fun night.  The following pictures are of the show and tell.  We hope to see you at the next Guild Meeting on March 21st.

February 21st Hearts and Chocolate Challenge

February 25, 2017

Our February guild meeting was filled with beautiful quilts.  Our Hearts and Chocolate challenge was a great success.  We had about 25 entries!!  We have some very creative members.  Each entrant spoke on their piece to give us some info on their creation.  The winners of each category are below:

Member’s Choice – Donna Ward

Unique Hearts – Jane Piper

Chocolate Piece – Jackie Cooper

Most Embellished – Deb Ferguson

Most Unusual – Jackie Cooper

President’s Choice – Donna Murawski

The following are pictures from the Hearts and Chocolate challenge:

February 21, 2017 Guild Meeting

February 22, 2017

Tonight’s meeting proved to be a fun night.  We had a couple of guests attend our guild meeting which we always love to see.  It was a night of creativity for sure.  We saw the Hearts and Chocolate Challenge entrants showing their creativity along with our show and tell quilts.  I don’t know where they find all the time needed to create so many quilts!!  Donna showed us some samples from the Sashiko class on February 4th.  The voting for the Hearts and Chocolate Challenge was concluded with many winners which will be announced soon.  It was just an all around fun night.  The following pictures are of the show and tell.  We hope to see you at the next Guild Meeting on March 21st.