2017 news

March 2017
VQC annual general meeting to be held May 13, 2017

The Annual General Meeting for Victoria's Quilts Canada (VQC) will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. It will be held at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church (formerly St. Richard’s Anglican Church), 9 Rossland Avenue, Nepean, Ontario. The business portion of the meeting will start at 1:00 pm, followed by a coffee break at about 2:15 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 us know no later than Saturday, April 15, 2017 by leaving a message on our voice mail at 613-843-9212 or e-mailing us at info@victoriasquiltscanada.com

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.

February 2017
Quilt draw winner – Monthly Giving Program

Quilt winner Ann Berezowski (right) giving quilt to her friend Gwen Petrie

In 2016, Victoria’s Quilts Canada (VQC) launched a Monthly Giving Program whose aim was to establish a steadier, more predictable income stream for our quilt-making operations. To launch the program, donors who signed up by the end of 2016 were entered into a draw for a 50” x 70” lap-sized quilt donated to VQC for this purpose. Several people did sign up and the draw was held in late January. VQC would like to congratulate the winner, Ann Berezowski, who lives in Calgary Alberta, and thank her for supporting VQC.

The Monthly Giving Program remains open and, even though there is no quilt draw in 2017, we encourage potential donors to sign up. Donations from private individuals are our major source of funding; monthly donations enable us to plan ahead and could prevent having to suspend operations until we have sufficient funds to pay for more quilt-making supplies. We have no paid staff, so all of the money is used for this purpose. Please consider contributing monthly and help us make a difference in someone’s life.

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Updated: June 15, 2017