Interested in Joining our Guild?
If you are a quilter, or you are interested in any type of quilting - traditional, modern, or specialties such as thread painting, please consider joining our quilt guild.
Read more about becoming a member and the benefits of membership, and do check out this web site for information about past and present activities.
You will receive a warm welcome to the Arnprior and District Quilters' Guild!
President's Message, September 2018
Funny how we say “Summer is over” and not “Autumn is here”. I do love summer but find it goes by so fast. I hope all our members enjoyed some relaxation, the weather, family, friends and even some traveling adventures. Although no doubt some of you have done lots of work on your projects over the summer, autumn is a great time to really getting back to work on mixing fabrics to produce real works of art.
Welcome back everyone. The dedicated group of volunteers have put together a great program this year which I know you will enjoy. Work is underway for our quilt show this spring and the CQA Quilt Canada 2019 show will be just down the way in Ottawa in June. I look forward to seeing all of you at our first meeting on September 26th for all the news, program and activity updates, challenges and so much more.
P.S. Don’t forget to bring your summer projects for Show & Tell.
See you soon!
Donna Sheaves, President
Mystery Quilt Update
Our All About Town mystery quilt tops were due at our May meeting and they are spectacular! More information and photos
May Learning Activity Night
Auction Quilt for Arnprior Hospital
Made by our guild members, this quilt raised $1,250 in the auction at the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation's annual "Knight in the Maritimes" dinner in late May. This money will be used for equipment purchases for the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital. Click to see More photos
Quilt Canada 2019 will be held in Ottawa, ON from June 12-15, 2019.
Check out other upcoming quilt shows here.
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 September 26 7 PM
Guest Judi Miller
Wednesday October 24 7 PM
Sewing with Precision
Tuesday October 30
November 5 - 8
Saturday November 10
Wednesday November 28 7 PM
Easy Peasy Thread Painting by Numbers
Saturday December 1
Wednesday December 12 7 PM
Our Quilt Show
April 27 & 28, 2019
Projects for Members
Block of the Month
Decorative Stitch Exchange