Welcome to the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild

The Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild is a non-profit Society. The purpose of the Guild is to bring the joy of quilting to the public by way of shows, displays, and demonstrations, and to bring ideas and learning experiences to the members by way of workshops, guest speakers, and demonstrations.

Guests are always welcome with a free drop-in for the first meeting. There will be a fee of $10.00 for non-members for special guest speakers to help cover costs.

Guild meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from September through June at 10 AM and 7 PM at:

Trinity Lutheran Church
11040 River Road
Delta, BC

Last day of August!

That means it’s almost September! Members will have received their newsletter by now and what a fantastic job Cher is doing!

Have you finished your Anna Marie sewing machine cover summer challenge! I have!  Remember to bring it for Show N Tell.

Libs Elliott will be here in just a few sleeps! So excited to have her teach her “Embrace the Chaos” class on Saturday September 9. Very happy to report the class is SOLD OUT! Then we get to hear about her quilting journey at the general meeting the following Tuesday.

We will be welcoming our new President as well as all the new/previous team members who will be supporting her throughout the year!

The September meeting is bound to be a busy one and I am looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces and welcoming all the new ones as well.

Til then

Cathy G

Sit and Stitch

Hello everyone!

Have you been missing your quilting buddies?

If so, join us this Saturday,July 15 @10:00am.

Watch for the zoom link in your email!

See you there!

Cathy G

Val Smith and her team: Update on her amazing fundraising efforts

Hi everyone!

I did intend to do an update on the quilt show and fundraising before now, but it seems that something always got in the way. But let me first say that the show was a huge success and a thrilling experience for me. So many friends dropped by to wish me well and see the quilts. I rarely had a chance to catch my breath. I was quite tired by the end of each day, but it was truly a satisfying kind of fatigue.
This is what the show looked like when hung on the Thursday. (It’s actually a straight wall but was shot in “panoramic” view which accounts for the distortion.)
A big thanks to my team. I could not have done it without their work before, during and after the show….. Robin, Elena, Donna
And final team member, Cher (on left).
We never could get everyone together for one shot!
An example of the the crowds we had for the show.
But the highlight of the two days was definitely this young boy (that I later learned was Levi) who was completely engaged in “designing” his own art quilt!
And now for the final tally…..
By the end of the show, 23 of the 27 quilts were sold! Absolutely more than I ever dreamed possible! At this point, I am just getting ready to complete the final deposits to the BC Cancer Foundation. It looks like the sales from the show, when added to the fundraising on my personal page, have brought the total to over $18,000! I am overwhelmed and honoured by the support of so many people. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anne Marie’s Summer project

Hello all:

Once again Anne Marie has given us a summer challenge, to be completed in time for September Show and Tell.

The challenge is to make a sewing machine cover!

Not sure where to begin:

Type into Google (cause Google knows everything) “free patterns for sewing machine covers”. Thousands of ideas will pop up.

Happy Sewing!