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BE SURE TO ALSO CHECK THE UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE.

CANCELLATION OF APRIL, MAY, JUNE MEETINGS....

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/ 

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:

By creating these masks, you will help PRHC in preserving certified PPE for our healthcare providers and support staff."
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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:
You can find instructions for how to make a mask at the links below. Please use clean fabric to make your masks.

Instructions for face mask with elastics
Instructions for face mask with ties
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We CAN make a difference.  Stay safe and well.

Cancellations:
n response to the current situation regarding COVID-19 and Health Canada recommendations for groups, we feel that it is of the upmost importance to ensure the health and safety of our Guild members, Quilt Show Committee,  our volunteers, vendors, and public. Therefore, the Quilt Show for 2020 and our April 1st KQG meeting are cancelled.

We will update members regarding future Guild meetings as we follow Health Canada's and local public health guidelines and recommendations for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
Maureen McKeen, President
Heather Penwell , Vice President and Chair of the KQG 2020 Quilt Show

June Luncheon
Bring your $12 to the April or May meeting to enjoy our Luncheon at the June 3 meeting. 
Menu includes potato salad, coleslaw, spring mix, spinach salad, variety of sandwiches, plus desserts, tea and coffee.  All for only $12!

Membership Renewal Time
Start bringing in your $40 for membership renewal.  Membership form is available under Benefits.

TREES FOR AUSTRALIA
Don't forget to bring your tree blocks to the February meeting for shipping to the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild to help in their efforts to make quilts for families affected by the fires in Australia.

Register for workshops with Jean Stephens.
See Upcoming Events Page.

Notes from January's Member Workshops can be found through the Jan. 2020 Photo Gallery.

CHARITABLE DONATIONS!
What a perfect Christmas gift it would be to send a donation to our local charities.  Our budget for Charitable Donations has increased this year to $2,000.00 and at a recent Executive Committee Meeting, it was decided we would gift five (5) charities with $400.00 each. Please help us decide which 5 of the following 10 Charities will benefit:  Salvation Army, Five Counties Children's Centre YWCA Crossroads, Kawartha Food Share, One Roof, Cameron House, New Canadian Centre, Youth Emergency Shelter, Brock Street Mission, Canadian Mental Health Association.  You will be asked to cast your vote at the December Meeting/Luncheon with the top 5 receiving a cheque before Christmas. Thank you for your taking this opportunity to have a say.

Announcement of FEATURE QUILTER for 2020 Quilt Show
Congratulations to Shirley Challice!!!

AUGUST 20, 2019
Please note the meeting dates for this year, especially November and January meetings.
September 4, 2019
October 2, 2019
October 30, 2019
December 4, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 1, 2020 
CANCELLED
May 6, 2020  CANCELLED
June 3, 2020  CANCELLED


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