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Message to the Blue Mountain Quilters’ Guild membership March 30, 2020

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As a consequence of the social distancing directive by our health care officials, the BMQG Executive has cancelled the April 16/20 Board of Directors meeting and the May 1st general meeting. The workshop scheduled for May 2nd has also been cancelled. We are hopeful that we will be able to meet in June but we cannot predict the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak.

We have been investigating the possibility of making masks to help out the health care and community groups that are working to keep us safe and healthy during the Covid-19 outbreak. Health care professionals have stressed that homemade cotton masks do not prevent the transmission of the virus but do keep the wearers from touching their face. These masks can give a false sense of security to those unaware of how the virus is transmitted.

Cloth masks need to be made of clean, high thread count cotton fabrics with fusible non-woven interfacing between layers. If these masks are going to be reused multiple times, they must be washed with soap and hot water after each use and can only be used by one individual.

At this time, the BMQG Board of Directors is not planning to take on the making of masks as a community project. We do encourage everyone to continue making preemie quilts and other items for the RCH NICU. They will be needed once the social distancing order is lifted.

If you have questions or concern that you want to bring to the Boards attention, please contact me via email. I will respond as soon as possible.

Please stay safe, maintain social distancing and avoid unessential social gatherings.




 On behalf of the Blue Mountain Quilters Guild Board of Directors, I am advising all members that the April 3 general meeting is cancelled. If you are in contact with any member that does not use email or social media, please pass the message on.

The BACI drop-in is also cancelled until further notice. BACI is currently unable to allow access to all community groups that meet in their facilities.

 We are making this decision in light of the current Corvid-19 virus outbreak. We want to protect our members from possible exposure to the virus through close contact with others that may, unknowingly, have been exposed. We will advise you of any further cancellation as soon as the decision has been made.

I am encouraging you to continue making quilts for RCH NICU and, if you need batting or backing, please contact either Maureen Davies or Dawna Robertson to arrange pick-up.

If you are concerned about any guild business that cannot wait, you can contact me via email. I will respond as quickly as possible.


It was announced that there were 4 spaces still available. Please contact Debbie Miller at damilleris@shaw.ca if interested.

Our first meeting of 2020 will be on Jan 3.  Hope to see you there.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!

See you all Jan 3, 2020

Information on the Spring retreat 2020 has been posted to the website + the form that one needs to complete.  https://bluemountainquiltersguild.ca/retreats

Finally, thanks to Maxine Fairclough, we have a place for the Blue Mountain Quilters Guild to meet. Starting on September 6 th , we will be meeting in the Sanctuary of Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam             (NW corner of Prairie and Shaughnessy).

This location has a large parking lot and easy access to the building. Doors will open at 6:30pm with the meeting starting at 7:00pm.

Nanaimo Quilter’s Quild is having their quilt show June 7 and 8. For more information please click on the link below.


It was our fellow guild member Brenda Miller that planted the seed to make this plaza in Port Moody a friendly place for the community to meet.




The new registration form has been posted on our home page at the bottom.

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