The Lethbridge Modern Quilt Guild (LMQG) presented their QuiltCon charity quilt – “Lovin’ Curves” to the Lethbridge Pregnancy Care Center (LCPP) on February 8 at Fabric Fusion.
LPCC is a local agency offering compassionate support and education for women and men facing unplanned pregnancy, counsel for pregnancy related losses and programs encouraging healthy sexual choices.
Danielle Koop, executive director stated “We are so excited to see how the donation of this quilt will impact the women of Southern Alberta. The warmth of “Lovin’ Curves” will be felt by many.” They plan to include the quilt in an on-line auction later this year. Follow LPCC on Facebook at Lethbridge Pregnancy Care Centre for more information as it becomes available.
“Lovin’ Curves” was created by a talented group of southern Alberta quilters from the Lethbridge Modern Quilt Guild. The charity quilt was made in response to a challenge from QuiltCon, the largest International Quilt Show for modern quilters.
QuiltCon challenged Guilds from across North America and beyond to design and make a twin sized quilt to be donated to a charity in their community. The challenge stipulated the use of predefined colours and curves as the main design element and to involve as many members as possible.
LMQG members, Anthea Naylor and Kathy Witdouck didn’t hesitate to spearhead this project. They organized the fabric, designed the layout then called upon LMQG’s membership to get involved.
All members in the Guild enthusiastically volunteered to sew quilt blocks. Witdouck and Naylor assembled the quilt blocks, then it was quilted, bound and labeled all in time to be submitted to the QuiltCon competition.
While there are no prizes awarded for this category, all submitted Charity Quilts will be on display during the virtual QuiltCon show which runs February 18 to 22, 2021.
Modern quilting is identified by the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast colors, improvisational piecing, minimalism, negative space, and alternate grid work.
QuiltCon is sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild which is made up of more than 15,000 members and 200 guilds from around the world. The Lethbridge Modern Quilt Guild is a member.
“Lovin’ Curves” is currently on display at Fabric Fusion, 465-449 Mayor Magrath Drive South, in Lethbridge. The public is welcome and encouraged to stop in to view the quilt.
The Lethbridge Modern Quilt Guild meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:15pm. Meetings are currently held via Zoom. Membership includes membership in the MQG with access to 100s of free webinars, modern quilting patterns and resources, reduced admission to QuiltCon and so much more. For more information please email [email protected] or find them on Facebook.
Lethbridge Modern Quilt Guild
Lethbridge Pregnancy Care Centre