The 1997-98 BOM provided patterns for “The Quilt of Many Stars”. It was a 1934 Nancy Page pattern. Ten Guild members met at the home of Mary Bell to chat and hand-piece the eight-star blocks and 34 sashing stars. Five quilts were completed and hung in the Guild’s first Quilt Show in 2001. We pieced the mini Bow Tie signature blocks as a “thank you” to Mary for her hospitality.
Betty Sanderson fell and broke her neck early in the new year of 2004. It was a scary time for everyone so we did what quilters do best when there is nothing else they can do but show how much they care.…we made her a comfort quilt. Members donated their orphan blocks, organized a marathon work bee at the Grand Valley Library and pieced together the top and back. Pat Kalapaca machine quilted it. The photo shows both sides of her comfort quilt which she still uses today as her “nap quilt”.
The Morning Glories & friends meet at the home of Leah Mitchell to piece a quilt top for Janice Webster following her treatment for cancer. The label reads: Janice’s Quilt. Pieced by your quilting friends and machine quilted by Mary Light of Lightly Quilted. Quilting Sisters are….” like a breath of Spring through the storms of Winter - a guiding star in the darkness of night”. Geri Danks 2008
Pattern Source- www.quiltercacheD/Doublefriendshipstarblockhtm/
Shirley and Ron built a new home in Corner Brook Newfoundland so Morning Glories and Afternoon Stitch & Share made her a quilt using her favorite block pattern. Left to right – Shirley, the quilt and Anita Rowlands.
Label: Baskets Full of Loving Hearts. For our dear friend Shirley Roberts from Stitch & Share and Morning Glories. Wishing you fond memories of the time you spent with us. All our best wishes in your new home. Followed by a list of the members who made a block. Mary Light (quilter) Debi Arnold (label) Leah Mitchell/Beckie Shaw (assembly).
Afternoon Stitch & Share pieced signature blocks to make comfort quilts for Stella Graham (left 2018) and for Trish McKibbon (right 2019) The blocks depicted some of Stella’s and Trish’s favorite things. Both quilts were assembled and quilted by Judy MacLeod.
Joan Tipping is a master at appliqueing Dresden Plate blocks. She has donated many to the Community Quilts Program. Joan gave Penny Squirrel eighteen of her 6.5" blue appliqued and embroidered Dresden Plate blocks. Penny used them as the focus centre of the larger Star blocks, made an Irish Chain alternate block featuring a blue and yellow Butterfly print and turned it into a queen-sized quilt for Joan. Connie Walterhouse and Penny quilted it with the pantograph Butterfly Bliss on their APQS Lenni. Joan now has a beautiful quilt to enter into the 2019 Quilt Show.
Linda Lewis, Linda Horner and other members volunteered to finish Pille Piegaze’s bird quilt that she had started before her passing.
The Afternoon Stitch & Share also made Pille a comfort quilt using the Disappearing Nine Patch block pattern.
In January 2017 Pam Neilly lost her courageous battle with cancer. Pam's brother, Phil, gave out 5- inch squares from Pam's stash at her funeral and challenged the audience to make something special from them. That was all it took for several guild members to collect the squares and get into action. Two sewing bees were conducted at the Meridian Boardroom to sew quilts using fabric from Pam’s stash. These quilts were displayed and auctioned in July at the "Quilts in the Garden" fundraiser at the home of Sue Hopkins VanZant. Over $7000 was donated to Bethel Hospice in Inglewood.