Ottawa's Fibre Fling 20201 Art Show and Sale Ottawa's annual Fibre Fling 2021 Art Show and Sale is back! Visit www.fibre-fling.ca from April 23rd to May 15th to be dazzled by the beautiful textile and mixed media works created by Ottawa's own 'Out of the Box' artists..
Wednesday Afternoon Projects CONTINUE.... Wednesday afternoon projects are being posted online and emailed. Send us your pictures so they can be posted in the Photo Gallery.
Quilts for James and Hudson Bay Communities For information on how you can help, please CLICK HERE. For latest update, Aug. 20/20, CLICK HERE.
Kawartha Quiltmakers' Guild Meetings After discussions with the Church, there will be no more Kawartha Quiltmakers' Guild meetings in 2020. As a result of a "virtual" Executive Committee meeting, please be advised that a decision was made to not charge membership fees for September to, and including, December. There are no guarantees that we will be resuming in January but this will be revisited later this year when we receive more information from the Church.
It is sad that we won't be getting together; however, there are plans to continue with the Newsletter which you will continue to receive on a monthly basis. Be on the lookout for them starting in September and you might find a few surprises.
SHARE YOUR IDEAS, SHOW AND TELL, ON KQG FACEBOOK The page is private and only the Kawartha Quiltmakers' Guild members are invited to join. If you are interested in sharing your work or topics of interest to our group through Facebook please join us at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/927962140649057/
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are looking for volunteers to be on the Kawartha Quiltmakers' Guild executive for the next two years.
The vacant positions are:
Helping Hands (Chair and Helper)
Nominations (Chair and Helper)
Programs/ Workshops (Chair and two - three Helpers)
For more information on what is required please visit Constitution and look at the "Specific Duties of the Executive Committee May 2019" document.
In addition, help by current members of these positions is available to acquaint you with the job.
Please consider taking on one of these positions. For further information, or to volunteer, please contact Maureen McKeen at 705-868-9644.
This is a great opportunity to become involved with members of the guild!
PRHC COV-19 1000 Mask Challenge The following is an excerpt from this link .
"PRHC calls on community for support with 1000 Mask Challenge
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is asking our community for their continued support. We are grateful for the generous donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) we have received for our healthcare workers, however there continues to be a worldwide shortage of PPE.
If you know how to sew, we're asking you to make masks for donation. We're asking for 1000 masks a week. These masks will not be given to our healthcare workers, who will continue to use certified PPE. Handmade masks will be provided to:
Patients who still need to visit the hospital for necessary care and can't always keep their distance from healthcare workers
Approved visitors to PRHC
Discharged patients as they reintegrate into our community
The broader Peterborough community to help prevent the spread of illness
By creating these masks, you will help PRHC in preserving certified PPE for our healthcare providers and support staff."
Drop off is available at the hospital (see above link), and From the Heart Quilt Shop in Bethany "will have a covered basket at our side door of the shop beginning Monday, April 6th" for mask donations.
PRHC is "promoting a simple pleated mask design. Along with standard sewing supplies (sewing machine, measuring tape, etc.), you will need:
Dark-coloured polyester fabric for the outside of the mask (this could be substituted with 100% cotton if polyester is not available
Light-coloured 100% cotton for the part of the mask that goes against the skin
Elastic or fabric ties
You can find instructions for how to make a mask at the links below. Please use clean fabric to make your masks.