CQA Slab Block Competition

That’s an amazing pile of quilt blocks for the official slab block count!

Kindred Hearts quilt guild (Whitby, ON) President Lynda Smith along with Community Outreach  co-convenors Judy Bowring and Dorothy Green displaying completed quilts, tops, and blocks all made by guild members and  destined for Ronald McDonald house through the Canadian Quilters’ Association’s Big Quilting Bee. Our sign ‘we would rather sew than bake’ refers to our guild challenge with Ganaraska guild to see which guild can produce the most blocks for this worthwhile project! (The loser will host a ‘tea party’ for the winning guild) #bigquiltbee’


The Canadian Quilting Association has put out a plea for slab blocks which will be assembled into quilts and quilted at the 2017 Quilt Canada located in Toronto. The goal is 1,000 slab block quilts for the 15 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. Did you know that 70% of Canadians live outside a city with a Children’s Hospital? Ronald McDonald Houses provide housing for families who have an ill child with a prolonged stay in hospital for a life threatening or serious illness. The Ronald McDonald House in Toronto houses 81 families just metres away from Sick Kids and Mount Sinai Hospitals. In addition, the House has many other features to make the stay of a family more like home including kitchen and laundry facilities, libraries, media rooms, etc. More information about the houses is available at www.rmhccanada.ca.

The Ganaraska Guild has challenged the Kindred Heart gals to an old fashioned contest to see which guild can make the most blocks. While winning sports teams usually enjoy a beer on the loser, our goal is to enjoy a cup of tea courtesy of the Ganaraska Guild. Our deadline is the April meeting and we are hoping all will get behind this challenge. Kits and extra fabric will be available at meetings and we will be having a workshop in March.

The real winner will be the children who need some comfort during a tough time in their lives. So let’s put our Heart into it and make a difference!

Slab Block Sew Day

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