Edmonton & District Quilters' Guild (EDQG)

Alberta Craft Council May Newsletter

Please click here for a pdf of the May Newsletter from the Alberta Craft council.

 


 

Central Sewing Volunteers

Do you have any UFO’s or fabric that you wish to give away?

 

 

 

Central Sewing Volunteers sew for WIN House which support mother’s and their children when leaving abusive situations.

 

 

 

Unfortunately at this time, the abuse is increasing during this pandemic. Although WIN House does not presently accept items due to the covid 19, they will be doing so in the future. The Volunteers sewers are still keeping busy by sewing at home.  

 

 

Contact Christine Kuebler at 780 478 9944 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or donations.

 

 


 

Invitation to participate in a quilt drive in support of the Nova Scotia families

In order to show love and support to the victims’ families and first responders from the recent tragedy in our province, the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild in Halifax, Nova Scotia is collecting quilts to be distributed. As makers we turn to making not only to provide comfort to others, but also to process our own emotions, to work through grief, to help ourselves to heal. We invite you to join us in this journey. 

Details
We are suggesting Nova Scotia blue and white themed quilts - throw to twin sizes.  There are no required patterns for making your quilts, however we do have some suggestions:

  •  Blue and white themes are preferred, symbolic of our Nova Scotia flag. 
  •  We thankfully request completed quilts only. We encourage you to find a group of quilters you can work with at a distance to complete a finished quilt. Suggestions to accomplish this are also included in the attached physical distancing practices.  

For more details and information, please see their website.

https://maritimemodernquiltguild.ca/quilt-drive-for-ns

 


 

 

North of 60 Appeal

 

Ulukhaktok will need the St Vincent de Paul's, North of 60 Project support more than ever this year, especially in regards to food security.  We are dedicated to proceed with the once a year shipment to the Arctic, although with COVID restrictions, we've had to revise the donation procedures.  I am thinking that this project would be of interest to the guild members and that the members may have sewing machines, or the specific fabrics to donate. The attachement has photos of some of the amazing sewing projects in Ulukhaktok.

 

SSVP continues to commit to the North of 60 Project by annually shipping food and necessities to Northern and Arctic communities. With the COVID-19 restrictions the usual food drives are not possible so the St Albert, Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP), North of 60 Project will be collecting monetary donations to purchase food for those in need in Ulukhaktok.

 

Please see the PDF document for more information and to see some of their amazing sewing projects.

 


 

Wanted: Used Entry Level Sewing Machine

Looking for donation of used entry level sewing machine in good working order for a student/single mother who wishes to learn to sew and quilt.
 
Please contact guild member Darlene Conroy at 780-914-3518. 
 
Thank you for considering this donation.
 


Face Masks for Sale

Masks made to order.

$12 each or $10 each for 6 or more.

Delivery in Edmonton Free with orders over $100.

 

Made with two layers of 100% cotton fabric, folded style with a pocket if you want a filter added. I make most of them with ties. I can do Regular size or a child size.

 

Please contact Cathy Tomm 780-986-4205 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 


 

Wanted: Face Masks

Posted via Facebook page: 

We are looking for volunteers to sew cloth reuse-able face masks. Fabric will be supplied to those who require some. Could you direct your members to @United We Stand Edmonton (https://www.facebook.com/groups/532612754316483/) if they are interested. Questions they may have will be answered there.

Stay safe, and thank you for taking the time to read this.

Sylvia Molella-Parker

 


 

Scrub Bags needed for Health Care Workers

A call out for some help from our members...

 

In addition to being a quilter, I am also a Registered Nurse. When someone suggested making scrub bags for nurses in one of my quilting groups, I checked it out with the Alberta Healthcare Workers Facebook group of which I am a part. It was very enthusiastically received and we now have multiple healthcare workers wanting one of these bags.

These are washable, drawstring bags that healthcare workers can take their scrubs/uniforms home in so that they can just toss bag and all into the washing machine. This will aid in preventing transmission of the virus. Our goal is to make one for every Alberta Healthcare worker that wants one. In order to achieve this, we need to recruit more sewists, so I'm wondering if you would put it out to your email list?

Please reinforce that they should NOT drop off bags at their local healthcare facility as Alberta Health Services has restricted all non-essential traffic. Instead, we have created a Facebook group where sewists can connect with healthcare workers who have agreed to be the contacts for their respective facilities.

 

Here's the Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2976459049080476/
(As a note, however, the Facebook group is a private group. When you request to join, you are asked if you are a sewist and/or a health care worker.)

 

Willow Creek Quilts has made a free pattern available, and we endorse this pattern as it has already been "field tested."
https://willowcreekquilts.ca/…/free-nurse-scrub-bag-pattern…

I greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide in this project.

 

Thanks, Laura Barber

 


 

Bulletin Board

 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 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.

 

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