President's Message - January 2018
As I sit here and think of what message to include in this month’s newsletter, I found a wonderful piece from two fellow quilters in Waterloo, ON. They graciously gave me permission to publish their message which I believe we can all relate to. Happy January everyone!
Friendships begin when there is a common thread between people. We are a diverse group and our guild offers a valuable and unique opportunity for initiating and fostering friendship.
What is really important? Take a step back and think about the relationships - both old and new - that continue to be nurtured by belonging to our guild. Through our repeated shared activities, we have many opportunities to exchange ideas and personal feelings with each other (IE guild meetings, workshops, mini-retreats, days at Mannheim, Smile Bee days, etc.)
As we continue to meet and spend time together working on projects and such, ideas develop and friendships grow. They become like fabric - you can never accumulate enough.
It has often been said that friends are like quilts. They are a source of comfort and they stand the test of time (while they age with you). Quilting with friends will keep you in stitches thus providing health benefits as well. Finally, we want you to know that in the crazy quilt of life, we are fortunate to have you in our block of friends.
Authors: Eileen Fennell and Kathy Langill - Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild
Reproduced with permission from the authors and the Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild
The January 2018 retreat at Providence Point Retreat and Conference Centre near Lanark was enjoyed by all. See the blog for photos and more information about our retreats.
Congratulations to our prize winners!
Congratulations to our guild members, Mary deVries and Brenda Payer who have achieved tremendous success and recognition with their prize winning quilts. Well done!
Mary deVries' "Something from Nothing" star quilt received Grand Champion at the Renfrew and Cobden fairs.
And Mary's "Granny's Stars" quilt received Reserved Grand Champion at the Renfrew Fair.
Brenda Payer has had a very successful year with multiple awards.
Her applique quilt was awarded Grand Champion at Carp Fair in September.
Brenda entered Northcott's 2 challenges in 2017.
Her entry in the quilt of valour challenge placed second. This challenge was on display at Quilt Canada and the show visitors voted, This quilt will be donated to a veteran,
Brenda also entered Northcott's Trans Canada Block Party Challenge and was one of 13 finalists in the open voting on the internet.
And Brenda won Viewer's Choice at Quilt Canada for her entry in a modern quilt challenge.
Wednesday February 28 7 PM
Learning Activity Night
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Big Bag Workshop
Tuesday March 6
Wednesday March 28 7 PM
Guest Valerie Miller