Challenges and Requests

Meeting address: Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, CANADA The information on this page highlights the generosity of Guild members who are working and volunteering for the charities of their choice.  We applaud these Guild members in their efforts.

“Quilts of Hope” Project was presented to the Guild at the September 2013  meeting by the Project Coordinator: Christine Knox, a guild member.  She is asking for our help to create quilts and donate them to those children and adults affected by Mitochondrial Disease.

You can contact Christine at this email address:  Christine@mitoquiltsofhope.org or by phone at: 250-298-9082

Her efforts are supported by MitoCanada. For more information on Mitochondrial disease see the MitoCanada website  www.mitocanada.org 

Find all the information about the Quilts for Hope here  Quilts for Hope Website.  For a file of letters for the quilts you can contact Christine.

Days for Girls

Please check out The Days for Girls website to see how you can help girls in third world countries to stay at school and therefore make their future brighter. Donations of quilter’s cottons, flannel and durable polyester thread can make a difference in the lives of young girls. Ursula Riegel will accept donations at Guild Meetings and Stitch Days and will ship the collected items to the Vancouver chapter of the organization.

Stitch Day Monday, February 20th CQA #bigquiltbee

Join Karen Killins-Robinson, BC Coastal Rep and Laine Canivet representing the Canadian Quilters' Association.  We will be there to participate.

Use slab block method to make 12 1/2"  blocks each with at least one piece of any Canada's 150th birthday fabric (now in stores). Lois Toutant & LaVerne Mullan will also have some strips for your use.

Make quilt tops; or complete quilts to donate to CQA to be distributed to Ronald McDonald houses across Canada.  Small quilt - 3 x4 blocks 36 1/2" X 48 1/2".

You do not have to be a CQA member to participate.

Blocks/quilts do not have to be red & white, scrappy or all one colour is fine.

We will set up an assembly line.  If you wish to press - irons will be set up and ready to go. If you wish to cut strips - bring a rotary cutter with a new blade and a cutting mat. If you wish to sew blocks, bring your machine, thread and pre-wound bobbins with neutral thread.

Don't forget your lunch!