Introduction to the CQA (Canadian Quilters Association)

The Edmonton & District Quilters Guild is a “guild member” of the CQA.
 
This entitles the EDQG to the following:
• 1 copy of each quarterly magazine
• One rosette per year to award at your local quilt show
• Eligible for Agnes Boal Bursary
• National Juried Show DVD
 
The EDQG contributes annually to a prize at the National Juried Show which is dedicated to one of
the traditional quilting categories.
 
 

 
 

Quilt Canada 2020 Update

June 18 - 20, 2020, Edmonton, Alberta

Are you excited yet?

Quilt Canada 2020 will be here in 264 days (at time of writing).

For the CQA/ACC to host a conference of this size takes 100’s of volunteers and we currently have 55. To fill out the volunteer form please click on the following link and check off the list of what you would like to do.

Any volunteer that commits to a 4 hour shift will have free one day admission, on a day other than their volunteer day. If your volunteer shift is for the Saturday, you will be given a free one day pass in advance with faith that you will show up for your shift.

https://canadianquilter.com/volunteer-quilt-canada-2020/

- Kathy Strawson, Volunteer Coordinator QC2020


 

Volunteers and Volunteer Team Leads Needed for Quilt Canada 2020

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As many of you are aware, Quilt Canada is coming to the Shaw Centre in Edmonton, June 18 – 20, 2020.

 

Volunteers form the basis of a successful Quilt Canada and we are looking for your support and assistance.   We are currently working to have an exciting lineup of classes and lectures booked, led by well known and capable International and national instructors. And preliminary plans in other areas are underway to lay the groundwork for a successful conference.

 

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the important Team Lead positions. These key volunteers will work closely with the CQA/ACC Executive Director, CQA/ACC Conference Coordinator, and fellow Team Leads to deliver an amazing event.

 

Detailed job descriptions of the Quilt Canada Team Lead positions are available on the CQA/ACC website HERE

For additional information about these positions, please contact CQA/ACC Executive Director, Carole McCarville, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Note that general volunteers will also be required for this exciting event.

 

Sign up for the various volunteer positions and shifts is now available. 

 

 

 

 

 

To apply for a Team Lead position or to volunteer, please go to the Quilt Canada 2020 page and click the blue Volunteer button, which will take you to the application form.

 

 

EDQG Competition for Gateway to Adventure Challenge

CQA Gateway to Adventure logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDQG will be sponsoring a competition to select a quilt made by one of our members to represent the guild in the 2020 CQA Member Guild Challenge at Quilt Canada next June.  Selection of the EDQG entry for the “Gateway to Adventure” challenge will be made by viewers’ choice at the March 18, 2020 meeting.

We invite you to jump-start your thinking for this challenge by considering these two concepts:

- A gateway is an opening that can be closed by a gate, a frame or arch built around or over a gate (as is typical of prairie cemeteries), or a means of access of entry to a place (like Chinatown's Harbin Gate).

- An adventure is an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks (sailing? parenthood?) or an exciting or remarkable experience (a foreign vacation?overcoming a career or personal block? negotiating Edmonton streets during construction season?)

Once you have your burning idea for a stellar piece, check out the requirements online for the CQA Member Guild Challenge 2020. The CQA requirements are easy to meet:

  • Each quilt must have a visible amount of KONA cotton colour #k001-147 JUNGLE, along with three (3) additional fabrics on the face of your quilt. The additional fabrics can be a print or solid.
  • The quilt perimeter is to be no larger than 72 inches. For example, that’s no larger than a square measuring 18x18” or a hexagon with 12” sides or a circle with a 22.5” diameter.
  • Each quilt must be finished with binding or facings, or enveloped pillow case style.
  • All entries require a hanging sleeve at least 3 inches wide for display purposes.
  • All quilts must have a label on back with the quilt name and quilter’s name visible on it. 

Start thinking now about gateways and adventures, and watch for upcoming issues of the EDQG newsletter for updates.

Call for volunteers:  If you would like to help facilitate this challenge over the 6 months, please email Sharon Rubuliak, Coordinator for the EDQG Gateway Challenge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


 

CQA 2020 Quilted Postcard Challenge

 Join in the fun by making some postcards to be sold at Quilt Canada 2020 (in Edmonton!).

Theme: Inspired by Nature

Size: 4x6 or 6x4”

Deadline: 1 May 2020 (but earlier is appreciated)

Each postcard requires 3 layers (top, batting or stabilizer, backing fabric), edges to be finished and your name, city, email address and quilt name, if you have one. You can deliver your postcards to Kathy Logan de Chavez at EDQG meetings or to Susan Johnson at Quiltessential.

The proceeds of the postcard sale will be going to the Pediatric Brain Injury Unit at the Glenrose Hospital.

If you have questions, or would like some support in whipping up a few postcards, call Kathy (780-908-1685).

Need ideas? Have a look at the 2018 Postcard Challenge for Inspiration!
https://canadianquilter.com/quilted-postcard-challenge-2018/  

For video tips -- https://canadianquilter.com/quilted-postcard-challenge-2020/

- Kathy Logan de Chavez


 

CQA Mystery Quilt

The following quilt pattern was the CQA Mystery Quilt for 2019. 

It's theme was "Quilting Gone Viral".

 

Pattern

  

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If you already made the mystery quilt, here's your chance to show it off in the CQA Mystery Quilt Gallery. Click here to go to our online Entry Form. 

Note: The entry form will be available only until December 5.