Hats delivered!

Many thanks to our volunteers for all their knitting. Out latest batches were delivered in December with 40 hats going to Covenant House and 25 to Directions Youth Services.

Covenant House hats
Directions youth services hats

The Canadian Tapestry

The “project 150” tapestry is finished and has been framed, and photographed professionally.  Should anyone be interested in seeing the real thing , it is hanging in the window of JONES and CO, BESPOKE FRAMERS at 1400 block of Bellevue Avenue in West Vancouver.  It will only be there until about the end of September 2018 as it is going off to Ottawa to be judged by the Acquisitions Committee.

We have renamed it THE CANADIAN TAPESTRY.  Helen McCrindle is doing the write up to go with the submission as we speak.  She has done an amazing job shepherding us through the whole process.

Project for September 13 Meeting

Stephanie Brothers will be leading us in a project for the program part of the meeting on September 13th.

Following are the notes she sent for what each of us should bring and think about:

This chapter meeting we will be making needle minders from covered buttons. The buttons and magnets and some instructions will be supplied but members should bring the following.

Embroidery kit: needles, threads (one strand of DMC is thick enough but bring a selection of colours), embroidery scissors, small hoop (4″ is ideal but 6″ will do)

Special materials to bring: fabric of a cotton broadcloth weight to fit your hoop (not flimsy but not heavy as it has to fit into the button mold), small fabric scissors to cut the fabric, an erasable marking pen or pencil to draw a pattern on the fabric, ideas for small motifs to embroider.

To prepare ahead: if you want to prepare ahead bring ideas for a simple 1″ embroidery, a completed embroidery in a 1″ circle on a fabric at least 2″ square or the beginnings of an embroidery.Maybe something from a doodle cloth?

The embroidering is what takes the most time so planning and starting ahead is helpful. If you don’t complete your embroidery by the time you leave I will bring the materials to complete covering the buttons to the small church meeting and the next guild meeting.

Inspiration: go to my pinterest site at https://www.pinterest.ca/skyemom/embroidered-buttons/. Many of these buttons are too complicated for what we are doing as they are designed on larger buttons but they give you an idea of what you can do and how beautiful these can be.


Quilt Canada Postcard Challenge

Our guild contributed 52 postcards! 1500 cards were
produced for the benefit of the Vancouver Children’s
Hospital. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards were granted.

Our very own Jo-Ann Jenkins was the well deserved
winner of 1st place and received a $500 prize. At
closing her postcard’s winning bid was $200! ….
Congratulations Jo-Ann!