Quilts of Valour

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Royal City Quilters' Guild is proud to support Quilts of Valour - Canada Society. We are part of the Kitchener, Ontario region. 

Public Sew Days

We invite members of the public to join us in Hall A at the Royal Canadian Legion Br 234 in Guelph located at 57 Watson Parkway South in Guelph. We will have public sew days on the following dates: 

  • Monday, September 25 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday, November 13 from 10 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday, January 15 from 10 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 11 from 10 am to 4:30 pm

The Legion is located at 57 Watson Parkway South in Guelph. It is wheelchair-accessible and is served by Guelph Transit. 

Who can participate? 

We welcome participation from anyone interested in supporting this cause. Of course, we welcome experienced sewists and quilters (including longarm, mid-arm and domestic machines). We also welcome participation from anyone willing to help organize the day by registering participants, tracking kits, using an iron and ironing board, and other miscellaneous tasks.  If you would like to help, we will do our best to find a meaningful job for you to do! 

We will supply: 

  • Block kits that include fabric and instructions to make a variety of 9-inch quilt blocks requiring basic to intermediate skills. 
  • Quilt kits that include fabric and instructions to make a variety of appropriately-sized quilt tops. Some kits are suitable for those with basic skills and others are more challenging.
  • Batting and backing fabric to turn a completed top into a finished quilt. 
  • A social day of sewing fun with other enthusiasts

Please bring: 

  • Sewing machine in good working order and basic sewing supplies 
  • Neutral threads, light and dark
  • Your own lunch, snacks, and drinks you will want throughout the day. We will have a fridge for you to store your lunch. 
  • Optional: Iron and/or ironing board 
  • Optional: Long extension cord
  • Optional: Portable design wall if you have one


Other Ways to Contribute

  • We welcome donations of completed quilts and quilt tops that meet the QOV specifications as to size and construction.

    • The time and talents of quilters willing and able to quilt tops to backing and batting are always appreciated. 
    • Do you enjoy binding and labeling quilts? Whether you like to bind by hand or machine, we would love to have your help.

How can you stay in touch? 

We plan to use a low-volume mailing list throughout the year. To receive our messages: 

  • You will receive a confirmation request message from Groups.io. If you do not receive it, please be sure to check your junk mail folder.
  • You must respond to that confirmation request to complete the sign-up. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

How can you nominate A Veteran to receive a quilt?

Do you know a veteran who might be eligible to receive a Quilt of Valour? Nominations are handled by leadership at the national level. Review the eligibility criteria and frequently asked questions to request a Quilt of Valour.