January 2014 is the start of our 4th year at Maple Leaf Quilters. The fun and friendship we get from our monthly sewing days, Quilt Camps and special projects just keeps getting better and better. In 2013 we had 8 sewing days which included piecing Just an Illusion mystery quilts, Mile-a-Minute quilts and a visit from Princess Leia at our “May the 4th be with you” gathering.
We had an excellent 2 night/3 day quilt camp at Edenvale in April. As always the food and atmosphere were top notch. We took requests seriously and added another night for 2014 Quilt Camp.
The mystery quilts were unveiled at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park in June. We gathered there for a show & share and picnic lunch. It’s pretty amazing how one pattern can look so different by colour choice and placement.
We delivered another 16 quilts to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice plus 2 more for the Gift of Time Gala silent auction. This brings our quilt count to 51!
Quilters also participated in Breast Cancer awareness month (October) by making breast cancer pillows that were then delivered to the Nanaimo chemo unit.
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped MLQ participate in giving back. Check out http://mygivingmoment.ca/ because you’ve all had your giving moment. Scroll across the top of the page, click on stories and you can read about all the others who have had their giving moments.
2014 Sewing Days CHESAPEAKE LANDING: 5900 Ferry Road, Ladner, BC
Cost: $45 cash or cheque payable to Maple Leaf Quilters. Time: 10:00am-4:30pm – doors open at 9:30am. Dates: February 8, March 15, April 19, May 10 and June 21. In April we will be doing a photo transfer workshop.
EDENVALE QUILT CAMP, ABBOTSFORD: June 6, 7, 8, 9— $410 double occupancy and $485 for single. Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit. This weekend includes Friday’s dinner, buffet style meals Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Ongoing hot beverage, filtered water & fresh fruit will be available throughout the days. This is the perfect place to work in a small group setting of 12-15 quilters. There is a large, bright sewing room, a comfy lounge with couches & a fireplace and lots of trails for walking.
Happy Quilting in 2014…Valerie Raye