Tuesday, September 23 – This is the first meeting of our new season starting at 7:00 pm. We will have a presentation and Trunk Show from Bytowne Threads of Stittsville.
We had a delightful trunk show presented by Paul Leger. He spoke about his journey as a quilter using his old military shirts and piecing them into quilts. He has definiately come a long way, as a skilled quilter and certainly gave us food for thought. He is also a member of several all male quilt groups. He is pictured here with a whimsical piece he has yet to quilt but shows his sense of humor. We certainly enjoyed his presentation.
July 12 & 13 – Quilt Show 2014 – Prince Edward County Quilters Guild. Essroc Arena, 111 Belleville St., Wellington, ON
August 14-17 – World Quilt Show – New England XII – at the Radisson Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, 700 Elm Street, Manchester. Featuring the Premier of the 2014 World Quilt Competition XVIII. Our own Canadian Anna Hergert will be there. Visit: http://www.worldquilt.com for more information.
Another three-part workshop series by Pat Lemaire is being offered: “Quilting with Your Domestic Machine.” This class is an absolute must for members wanting to quilt their own quilts without having to send them out. You may sign up now to secure your spot. There will also be an advanced course offered for people who have taken Pat’s first set of classes. These classes will only proceed if enough people sign up. The dates are as follows:
Beginner Classes: Mondays, October 6 & 20 and November 3rd
Advanced Classes: Tuesdays, October 7 & 21 and November 4th
Also in October: Irene Dewar will be here for a workshop and trunk show.
Wednesday, October 29 - Red Pepper Jelly with Irene Dewar - *Perfect for Beginner or Intermediate Quilters. Glad Tidings Pentacostal Church Hall from 9:00 am – 3pm.
The annual student bursary of $500.00, which is given in rotation to one of the three high schools in our area (Perth & District Collegiate Institute, St. John Catholic High Scholl and Smith Falls District Collegiate Institute) is to go to St. John Catholic High School this year. It is awarded to a graduating student who will be enrolled in an Arts or Trade program.
2014-15 Charity Quilt will be chosen in the Fall. You may nominate a charity within Lanark County and obtain application forms from Anna.
The meeting had 100 members and 10 visitors in attendance. Door prizes were won by five people at the meeting. The president pointed out that a list of the new 2014-15 Executive was posted and stated that the position of Vice President would be voted on at the next meeting. Dates for the Fall Retreat were announced. It was advised that the June workshop with Gail Garber is now open to non-Guild members. The Challenge winners were revealed for the 200th Anniversary, My Way competition. The next meeting will on June 24 at 6:00pm.