The Spring and Fall Retreat's are an opportunity for you to pack up your sewing machine and quilting projects and to drive out to Camp He Ho Ha on Lake Isle for a weekend getaway. It is a "magical" place for you to sew, make friends, share ideas and shop at the market mall.
Imagine … reserving an entire weekend to work on your quilting projects with an enthusiastic group of quilters just like yourself. All your meals are prepared for you and there is the fantastic snack table everyone contributes to. There is also an opportunity to learn about new techniques and projects that you can use in the future.
Spring Retreat is April 15-17, 2016
Our next retreat is April 15-17 at Camp HeHoHa and the registration for that will be at our February guild meeting, with the cost still $210.00 per person and includes: two nights' shared accommodations; meals for the weekend and a well-lit sewing room for you to work on your projects.So save your loonies so you can come to the “best retreat” you’ll ever attend, ‘cause we’d love to have you!
Registration Form for Spring Retreat (pdf)
Our next U.F.O. day is going to be at a different location – handier to our south-side members, but a few minutes further for our “not” south-side members. We will be meeting at Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 11445-40 Avenue, which is just south of Southgate Mall.
The sign-up will be at our January guild meeting and I will have all the information on a hand-out for you at that time. The cost is still $40.00 for the day, 8:00 a.m. ‘till 8:00 p.m., and lunch and supper, beverages all day long and wonderful fellowship are included in that price.
Please consider joining us as we’d love to get to know you all better!
-Terri Gregory and Darlene Conroy, 1st (co)Vice Presidents
When Lori White, Administrator for CapitalCare Grandview, contacted the Edmonton and District Quilters' Guild with a very special request in late fall 2015, she got a quick and very heartfelt response.
The following is from Lori's request for a "farewell" quilt:
"Our centre is home to people who, due to advancing age, frailty and chronic disease, live the last part of their lives with us. Our centre team wants to change the way we say goodbye to our residents when they pass on. Past practice has been that a funeral home is called, and the deceased resident is taken out the back door to the funeral home vehicle.
"We are wanting to honor our residents in what we believe is a much more suitable manner by placing a farewell quilt over the gurney and having the resident exit the way they came to live here – by the front door. Staff would escort them to the vehicle outside the door. The quilt would be retrieved once they are in the vehicle and kept for future use."
On January 20 the Edmonton and District Quilters' Guild, by unanimous decision of their board, presented a farewell quilt to Lori for CapitalCare Grandview.
The quilt was a special 30th anniversary project of the Guild and contains 30 distinct squares that were crafted by guild members.
Salene and Cheryl want to thank you from the bottom of hearts for supporting CPR (Community Project Retreat) Day. On January 23, 2016 we held our 3rd annual CPR day at the Daysprings Presbyterian Church.
Wow, such an amazing day....we had about 30 quilters attend. Such a flurry of activity…sewing, pressing, cutting and more sewing. We completed 2 dozen single quilts!! Bravo,well done quilters. The single quilts will be donated to E4C.
Thank you for making this CPR charity sewing day such a success!
Salene Ledger and Cheryl McCrea Co Chairs 2nd VP Charity
Just a few words about our Winter Workshop with guest instructor Marj O’Hara…..
We are hosting a weekend of fun, fabric and friendship starting on Friday February 19th.
A Pointless Square in a Square technique project is our Friday class. Marj will show us how to incorporate this fun and easy block into a small quilt or table runner. Once you get the point about being pointless you can relax and enjoy incorporating this technique into your projects. A list of fabric requirements and supplies will be provided when you sign up for the class. The cost of this class is $47.00 for the day and includes a catered lunch.
On Saturday and Sunday February 20 and 21, Marj will lead us on a Mystery adventure with fabric characters Bo Dacious who along with her companions Plain Jane and Austen Tacious follow a series of clues to reveal a surprise ending and a lovely quilt top. A list of supplies, fabric requirement s and pre-cutting instructions will be provided when you sign up. The cost of the 2 day Mystery class is $94.00 but if you want to take all three days the cost is $125.00 with a savings of $16.00.
Catered lunches are included in the price all three days.
All classes are being held at the sewing lab in the Human Ecology Building at the University of Alberta. It is the brick building just north of the football field and west of the convenient Stadium Parking lot on the north east corner of 116 Street and 89th Avenue.
Contact Maureen Devich (Program Co-ordinator for EDQG) to register for the fun filled weekend perfect to ward off the mid-winter blahs.
REGISTER EARLY AS THERE ARE FABRIC SELECTING HINTS AND CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS THAT WILL SAVE YOU TIME IN THE CLASSROOM.
EDQG has a Bulletin Board where you can post commissions, items for sale and items that you may be looking for. The Bulletin Board can be found on the Home page Menu.
Bulletin Board Usage Guidelines:
- Advertising is open to the public and to Guild Members.
- There is no cost for your ad.
- Advertised items should be quilting related.
- Ads will be approved by the Advertising Chair prior to posting on the Bulletin Board.
- Messages can be 2-3 lines long.
- Messages will be posted for a period up to 3 months. Please let us know when you have sold your item so that your message can be removed.