Community Quilters

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I have mentioned before that quilters are the most generous folks when it comes to sharing their time and skills. Every week a group of ladies from York Heritage Quilters Guild  gather at the San Wadlow Community Centre in Scarborough and piece quilt tops that will eventually go to women’s shelters or other worthy causes.

In my opinion these women are some of the heroes of our guild. They generously give their time  and make the entire guild look great. The guild was getting a backlog of quilt tops so I invited a group of community quilters  to my studio to have a little fun and try something different.

Judy working on her first quilt of the day.


In no time at all the ladies are taking the quilt off the frame. Can you see the smiles of satisfaction on their faces?






Helgard and Judy are holding up the first of the day.  This functional quilt will make someone very happy in the near future!


Sherry is now working away after we devised a clever way to increase our productivity. We loaded two quilts side by side to save time.






Two Disappearing Nine Patch  quilts on the frame. That pattern is fast becoming a favourite for many quilters; it’s very quick and it uses up lots of stash.

I worked those girls hard without a moment’s rest and by the end of the day we quilted five tops. Everyone was ready for a good night sleep after that long and productive day. Many hands make light work!

Thanks ladies. I had fun!


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