November 2014 Meeting Preview

Our next meeting, and the last guild meeting for 2014 (but not our last event of the year!), is Tuesday November 25 at the Lions Hall at the Perth Fairgrounds.   Don’t forget your name tag, mug, library books, block of the month, outreach blocks, and any show and tell you want to bring.  The annual membership directory will be available for members to pick up and as always, visitors are welcome!

October 2014 Meeting Review

We had a surprise change for the October meeting.  The Kanata Quilt Guild will be coming to do a trunk show for us in November, and we were lucky to have Irene Dewar, our Instructor for the upcoming Red Pepper Jelly workshop, share some of her works with us.

In addition to seeing Irene’s works, we had a full lot of 40 items for our Show and Tell from our members and a glimpse into the first rows from our Block of the Month.  Our newer members who requested name tags were also welcomed as part of the evening.  A reminder to give some thought to the 25th Anniversary Guild Quilt Challenge – and yes, it must include a door in the quilt somewhere.

Additional October 2014 Quilt Show

The Running Stitch quilt shop in west end Ottawa is hosting a quilt show, “Share the Love” this coming weekend.

Admission is a canned goods donation for the Food Bank.

Locations:  They will have two locations; Kanata Baptist Church (465 Hazeldean Road) and at The Running Stitch (462 Hazeldean Road).

Friday October 3rd :  10am to 8pm, and  Saturday October 4th: 10am to 5pm.

2015 CQA/ACC Trend-Tex Challenge

The 2015 Canadian Quilter’s Association (CQA/ACC) Trend-Tex Challenge is now open.

But do you know what the “Trend-Tex Challenge” is?  The people at Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc. donate bolts and bolts of 5 different fabrics. A CQA/ACC member purchases 5 fat quarters, and makes a small wall quilt based on the theme for the year. The quilt is sent to the Vice President of CQA/ACC who puts them on display at the annual Quilt Canada conference. Bidding through a silent auction allows visitors to purchase a quilt or two for their own.

This year’s theme is “Blowing in the Wind”.

The fabrics  for this year’s challenge can be previewed thanks to CQA’s blog (and that photo is copied here)

CQA 2015 Challenge Fabrics

If you are interested in participating, check out the CQA/ACC information page at: