Community Service 2019/2020

Hello Guilders! 

 

Community Service work with our EDQG starts again.

 

A new guild year brings a new approach; less hassle, more people involvement; more fun together and laughter.

 

The Community Service Sew Days will be held at Trapunto (9:30 am to 3:30pm) on the following days:

Tuesday September 3 2019

Saturday October 5 2019

Tuesday November 5 2019

Saturday December 7 2019

Tuesday January 7 2020

Saturday February 1 2020

Tuesday March 3 2020

Tuesday May 5 2020

Saturday June 5 2020.

 

The group size for each sew day is capped at 8 - 10.  Please drop me a line when you want to attend and I will count you in.

 

Bring your own lunch, coffee and tea are available. 

 

At our sew days we will get organized, make any decisions that need to be made, and work on group projects.

 

To begin our year, we will donate to the domestic abuse shelters at Christmas time (as we did last year).  When I am certain of the donation campaigns for the year I will announce them as our recipient.

 

In the second half of our guild year, we will donate to a number of organizations.  When we have 10 or more quilts collected to donate we will choose an organization at our next sew day and do a delivery.  This is an approach that will allow for more voices than mine to decide our quilt recipients.

 

As a reminder, please sell all of your raffle tickets and return the completed books and money as soon as you can.  The draw date of our raffle is the November guild meeting.

 

As well, please complete and return any "Tree of Life" or "Birds and Sunflowers" quilt blocks as soon as you can.  Those quilts are going to be beautiful as is our guild experience this year.

 

Welcome back!

 


 

Community Services October 2019

 

Happy October!

Always my favorite month!

As I write this, we have just finished a fantastic Fall Retreat and Community Services was active at it with a hearts block project. We received many adorable blocks that will be wonderful when we get them sewn into a quilt top.

 

Sew Days – Sew much fun!

Just as a reminder the sew days are planned on a once per month basis, either on first Saturday or on first Tuesday of the month. They happen at Trapunto, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and we can take about 8 – 10 participants. Bring your standard sewing supplies, your sewing machine and your lunch.

We will work on open projects, organize our supplies and make any relevant decisions as a group. The amount of your participation is up to you; come to all the days or come to only one. I am grateful for any level of participation.

 

Come pick up a kit!

Community Services has a number of kits available to give out for community services quilts. All of the kits are simple, some have all the fabric required for a quilt. Many offer the opportunity for mixing and matching from your stash with what is provided. Come by the table and pick up a kit!

 

Longarmers Needed!

We have a number of quilt tops ready to long arm. Please come by the Community Service table if you are willing to pick up a quilt package and long arm for us. Once again, I am very grateful for participation in this area.

 

Quilt labels

When it comes to quilt labels, options are available. I will have embroidered labels and some printed labels available at the table ready for pick up. The jpg files are posted on the website under the 2nd VP heading on the side bar if you want to print your own. You are also welcome to use your own label, in whatever format. If you take an embroidered label, please clip the threads and pull off the stabilizer on the back of the label. If you take or use a printed label, please remember to heat set it with your iron before you sew it on.

 

Batting is available – just drop me an email or phone call with the size you need and I will bring it to the meeting for pick up.

 

Upcoming Events:

November Sew Day: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November meeting: GiveMeDignity undergarments collection for our Christmas donation. Last year’s donations were incredible and so appreciated. Let’s outdo ourselves for this year by donating new undergarments of any kind.

 

Last words:

Please sell and return your quilt raffle lottery tickets. We are very close to the end now and we all want to see this as a sold-out endeavour. The draw date is the November guild meeting, so two months remain. I sincerely appreciate your participation in this project. Happy October all!

 

- Marjanne Geeraert, 2nd VP, Community Services Chair