How Far Can You Stitch??

In honour of Canadian Quilt Month we are challenging all member guilds and individual members to see how far across the country we can quilt in inches. Our goal is to see how many accumulated inches quilters can sew in 6 months. This challenge will run from September 1 2012 until February 28 2013.

Can we make our inches to go from coast to coast? We are counting on your guild to keep track of the perimeter of each quilt shown at Show and Tell/Share at your meetings and send in a monthly total to the Director at Large ( We would like to see how far along the Trans Canada Highway we can go....

What to do:

  • have your guild members measure the perimeter of their projects before meetings so that your “Inch Collector” can readily have them.
  • if you are an individual member and do not belong to a guild measure the perimeter of your quilts and send the inches to the Director at Large.
  • send a monthly total, on the 25th of the month, to the Director at Large and we will keep track of the inches across the country.

Bits and Threads

  • perhaps you could run a contest in your guild to see who quilts the furthest.
  • take photos of your accomplishments and share them with us!
  • the distance across Canada via the Trans Canada, from St. John’s NL to Victoria B.C. is 4,860 miles which equals 307,929,600 inches.
  • this challenge was inspired by a similar challenge within the Norfolk County QG in Southern Ontario


History: The Board of Directors selected the month of May as the Canadian Quilt Month to coincide with the annual Quilt Canada/Province, which is traditionally held in May. To celebrate quilt Month the Board of Directors initiated the first challenge in 2010.