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Posted: Jun 09, 2021
The following is a guest post from our sponsor Millbank Family Furniture. Many homeowners struggle to make a small space feel bigger, such as those bonus rooms. Although they are often short on square footage, we believe, even the tiniest space could feel light and roomy. Generally speaking, these spaces are often transformed into a home office, laundry room, kids playroom, pantry, breakfast... Read More
Posted: May 29, 2021
The following is a guest post from our sponsor, Home Hardware. Living an eco-friendly life doesn’t require you to live off the grid with solar panels and rain filtration systems. You can do your part just by being mindful of your daily habits and making greener choices that are healthier for the environment. Here are five simple tips to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle:  ... Read More
Posted: May 17, 2021
Order your NHMRS-in-a-box and recreate the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale in your home!  Enjoy a steaming cup of Baden Coffee Company coffee in a commemorative NHMRS mug and a delicious freshly baked pie while experiencing the NHMRS live online auction on May 28 and 29.  Contents include: 2 commemorative NHMRS 2021 ceramic mugs 1... Read More
Posted: May 14, 2021
We have some great news and not-so-great news! Great news!: The 2021 NHMRS quilt catalogue is complete! Not-so-great-news: Because of the continuing lockdown, copies cannot be picked up at your local MCC Thrift Shop. We have posted a digital copy of the quilt catalogue here. If you would prefer a hard copy, please fill out this form, and we will pop a copy in the mail.
Posted: May 13, 2021
The following is a guest post from our Run for Relief sponsor, KLT Wealth Management. What is KLT Wealth Management?KLT Wealth Management is a Financial Planning firm operating out of New Hamburg and Ottawa, servicing clients all across Ontario. We believe in complete and holistic Financial Planning which includes Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Investment and Insurance... Read More
Posted: Apr 24, 2021
Kindred Credit Union (Kindred) is delighted to partner with the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale (NHMRS), as they take their long-standing quilt auction online for the second consecutive year. After the quick pivot last year to host a virtual sale amidst COVID-19 restrictions, NHMRS supporters showed that their commitment to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) would continue to drive their support... Read More
Posted: Mar 28, 2021
Renske Helmuth is no stranger to the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale (NHMRS) Quilt Auction. Her exquisite quilts have achieved legendary status at the sale. Each of the eight quilts she has donated has been the featured quilt of the year and has received top bid, including Kaleidoscope of Nations (2003) which sold for a record-breaking $44,000, and Threads of Africa (2015) which went for $42,... Read More
Posted: Jul 23, 2020
With summer in full swing, May has come and gone and is now little more than a distant memory. This year many of us felt the absence of a joyful trip to the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale. Somehow ushering in the summer didn’t feel quite right without tea balls, strawberry pies, and spring rolls – yet here we are, almost halfway through summer. As global events have continued to evolve, the... Read More
Posted: Jul 20, 2020
The NHMRS organizing committee is looking for a volunteer secretary to replace our much loved Donovan Gerber who has submitted his resignation so he can pursue additional post-secondary studies. We will miss Donovan's hard work and his smiling face!  The new Donovan would be someone who is knowledgeable about NHMRS or willing to learn more. This individual needs excellent communication... Read More
Posted: May 25, 2020
Where can you find 100 years of stories? On a bookshelf, of course. This was the inspiration for the 2020 New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale quilting project for the quilters at Hamilton Mennonite Church. The group took up the challenge of commemorating MCC’s 100th Anniversary by transforming 100 strips of unique and colourful scraps of fabric into 100 books. The books, neatly lined up on four... Read More

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