Tuesday, 13 May 2014

It is with regret that we were informed of the passing of CQA/ACC member Eunice McLeod.

Ms. McLeod had been sewing since she was 4 years old.  Her quilts have been exhibited at numerous shows across Canada including quilt conferences, SCACA Quilt and Rug Fairs, York Heritage Celebration of Quilts and the 1st Canadian Contemporary Quilt Show.

Eunice has served in many capacities with the Simcoe Arts and Crafts Association and was a charter member of CQA/ACC and the Simcoe County Quilters’ Guild. She taught church women, guild members and neighbouring guilds. Much of her teaching was done on a voluntary basis.

As Education Director of CQA/ACC she was responsible for the ‘Standards of Quiltmaking’ booklet. She also designed our CQA/ACC logo. Her original block was kept in the archives for several years until recently when it was decided that it should be showcased at every Quilt Canada.  It was mounted and framed behind glass and is on display at each of our annual conferences at the CQA/ACC table.

In 1991 Eunice McLeod won the coveted Dorothy McMurdie Award.

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