Ottawa QoV is happy to announce that the Orléans Legion 632 will be graciously supplying space for some sew days. On the last Tuesday of every month (starting January 30), from 11 to 4, join us with your sewing machines and works in progress and join with like-minded quilters working on quilt tops for our injured CAF members past and present.
Address. 800 Taylor Creek Dr. Orléans
Contact person. Mary Ewing. 613-446-1600. RSVP
This afternoon, I had the honour of being present as two Korean veterans, Mr G Edwards and Mr D Petry received their Quilts of Valour. These much-decorated veterans shared some of their stories of their service in the Navy and were clearly moved by the quilts they received.
Do you have a bit of time to devote to working on another quilt? Were you waiting to start a new project, but not sure which one to begin? Our supply of finished quilts is very low as a result of an increase in releases of members from the CF. We will be have an increased supply of Quilt Sets (top/batting/backing) in the new year if there are quilters out there to do the quilting- either longarm or domestic machine quilters – this would assist us in producing more finished quilts for presentation!
Thank you for helping us to thank our veterans!
The QOVC Ottawa Drop, Swap & Sew will be held Saturday 21 April 2018. This spring (and it will be spring by then!) we are changing the location — you will find us at the Rideauview Community Centre at the corner of Spratt Rd and Shoreline Dr in Riverside South. This will be an opportunity to drop off completed quilts or tops or to pick up kits and quilt sets. There will be some space for working on quilts during the day . We’ll send more details closer to the date.
Every year, the Orleans United Church generously opens their doors to Ottawa Quilts of Valour to run our spring and fall sewing bees. It is a great venue, with lots of parking, lots of space, lots of light. And they offer it for free.
To show our thanks for their support for QoV, we now have an opportunity to support them. This Saturday, November 18 from 9am to 2pm is the annual Christmas Bazaar and they have some wonderful crafts and goodies. So this could be your opportunity to pick up a few gifts, a few treats, and let the Orleans United Church know how much we appreciate their support. (1111 Orléans Blvd, Gloucester, ON K1C 7C8)
This fall’s Quilting Bee (October 28) had 46 volunteers working on quilts. We received four completed quilts, eight donated tops, thirteen quilt kits returned as tops and two quilt kits returned as finished quilts. At the Bee, 11 quilts received their finishing binding and labels, ready for assignment!
In the fundraising department, the silent auction, garage sale, hug blocks, and cash donations brought in a grand total of $531.65 which will help to provide quilt fabrics and batting.
The fun (work) continues, as there were 38 quilt kits signed out for piecing and eight quilt sets signed out for quilting.
A bit of stitching, a bit of socializing, and smiles all round.
Hand-stitching the binding
Nothing like a garage sale to pick up a few bargains.
A few volunteers brought in muffins and treats to keep our energy up.
Which quilt kit do I want to stitch up? 38 kits were signed out!
Thank you to everyone who made Saturday’s Fall Bee such a success.
We were honoured to make two presentations during the morning.
Presentation to Major Lisa Compton.
Presentation to MWO Carol Utton.