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Members participate in ‘little dresses’ campaign

Quilt Patch

River’s Edge Quilt Guild members held their second meeting of the new year May 7 at the Don Ross Centre craft room with 13 members present. It is hoped to have more members in attendance in the fall when the COVID-19 crisis settles down. Members hope you all “stick it to COVID.”

The current executive will continue in their posts. They are: Leslie McFarlane - president; Bonnie Flahr - secretary; and Pat Geddes - treasurer.

The need for “little dresses” will continue once COVID settles down. When finished, these are packaged up and sent to countries to Guatemala for the young ladies and children who live there. Many of our members have been involved with the project and continue to do so.

The “comfort quilts” group, headed by Joyce Vany and Grace Macfarlane, delivered quilts made by members to a group called Kids First. These were appreciated and a card was sent to the guild to express this.

Something new is on the agenda for future meetings. Members have been asked to give brief instructions on different aspects of quilting. Arlene Schwab showed members a quick method for making a hair scrunchie.

Remember the “orphan blocks” that were to be presented at the May meeting? Finished, of course. Because of “you know what” this has been postponed to the September meeting. Members have the summer to complete the blocks. Good luck.

The “good cheer” group consists of Barb Sealy, Shirley Vogelsang and Rita Broschko. Please remember to notify one of these ladies if you have any information on any guild members.

We hope to see more members out for the Sept. 3 meeting at the Don Ross Centre. Members are still welcome to use these facilities Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays during the summer.

Have a great summer.