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March 2018
VQC annual general meeting to be held May 26, 2018

The Annual General Meeting for Victoria's Quilts Canada (VQC) will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Heartwood House, in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa, 404 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. The business portion of the meeting will start at 2:00 pm, followed by a coffee break at about 3:00 pm.

The meeting provides an opportunity for members to find out what VQC is doing and how it is continuing to grow. VQC members can also help the Board make decisions about our future by voting on the business conducted at this meeting and on nominations for new Board members.

If you plan to attend, please let Patty Mitchelmore, Membership Secretary, know no later than Saturday, April 28, 2018 by leaving a message on her voice mail at (613) 824-1361 or e mailing her at

It won’t be all serious business, however, as the Board uses this event to thank VQC volunteers for their hard work and dedication over the past year. Members also have time to interact with each other in a social environment.

For those travelling from out-of-town, please note that VQC funds cannot be used to reimburse travel and living expenses. If you are unable to attend, please accept our heartfelt thanks and a thank you from all of those whose lives you have touched.

January 2018
2017 Raffle winners

The draw for our 2017 Raffle took place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 and we'd like to congratulate the winners!

The first prize, a queen-sized quilt titled Irish Mist, was won by Janet Guthrie in Belleville. The second prize, a lap-sized quilt called Indian Summer, went to Ottawa's Dorothy Morrison. Lastly, the third prize winner of a crib-sized quilt titled Symphony in Green was Peggy Schenk of Ottawa. The quilts were officially presented to the raffle winners on January 6, 2018.

Victoria's Quilts Canada would like to sincerely thank all the people who purchased tickets, the volunteers who sold tickets, and the people and organizations who allowed us to sell tickets from their locations. Proceeds from the raffle will be used by the VQC National Office to purchase materials to continue making quilts.

Once again, congratulations to our winners.

First prize winner Janet Guthrie

Second prize winner, Dorothy Morrison (on the right ) with VQC Board member Judy Lancaster

Third prize winner, Peggy Schenk (on the right) with VQC Board member Judy Lancaster

July 2017
2017 Raffle – Get your tickets this fall!

2017 Raffle FlyerClick image to download flyer

This year’s annual quilt raffle for Victoria’s Quilts Canada will take place this fall, and the prizes are three absolutely stunning quilts! Tickets cost $2 each or 3 tickets for $5 and will be available for purchase starting in September from VQC members across Ottawa and its surrounding communities. You can also obtain tickets by calling us at (613) 843-9212 or emailing us at Please note that the tickets can only be purchased within Ontario.

The draw will take place on December 9, 2017, in Ottawa, and the winners will be announced on the VQC website shortly thereafter. Proceeds from the raffle will be used by the VQC National Office to purchase materials to continue making quilts.

First Prize Quilt – Irish Mist
This absolutely stunning queen-sized quilt (100” x 88”) was made by Jan Peszat. The top is comprised of 100% cotton in mottled cream, various shades of khaki beige and black prints. Its central motif is an eight-pointed star outlined in black that contains several smaller eight-pointed stars. The backing is a one-piece beige print of tiny branches and the quilting is an all-over feather pattern in dark beige thread. This quilt was appraised at $1,500.

Second Prize Quilt – Indian Summer
This is a gorgeous lap-sized quilt (63 ⅜” x 72”) made by Martine Genest. The 100% cotton top is comprised of orange, rust, green and fall batik colours in a flying geese pattern. The flying geese also appear in the outermost border. The backing is 100% cotton and uses two pieces of a large leaf pattern. The quilting is a leaf pattern in gold thread. This quilt was appraised at $1,065.

Third Prize Quilt – Symphony in Green
This tranquil crib-sized quilt (58” x 47”) uses 100% cotton fabrics for the top in olive green, light beige and cream colours. The central motif is comprised of 11” blocks in rows that alternate between two different quilt block patterns. The backing is in muted greens, yellow cream and a medium flower cotton print. This quilt was appraised at $500.

Don't miss this chance to win one of these beautiful creations! In the process, you’ll be helping us make more quilts to comfort people living with cancer.

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Updated: March 28, 2018