April 2016 – Upcoming Meeting

Volunteers are needed for the Fall Sale & Luncheon, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.  Please think about volunteering, it really does enrich your life.  We also need lots of items donated for sale to raise money for our guild.  For every item you bring in, your name goes into a draw.  That will give you incentive.  One more month before your Alphabet Challenge will be due.  Cathy will be taking a “close your eyes and put up your hand” count to see how many Challenge pieces there will be, and to know how many racks we will need from Storage to hang them.  We will have Kathy K. Wylie for a Trunk Show and a Workshop.  I hope you signed up, it is great to take workshops.  You can learn so much more with a teacher right there.  Don’t forget to visit the Library and Block of the Month.  We have Mary Pal back in May 2016 for a Workshop only, we had her in September 2015 for a Trunk Show and her Workshop is full.  We are still seeking volunteers to make quilts for the refugee families.  Please let Marilyn know of your interest. C.

March 2016 Meeting Review

The Past President is looking for positions to fill, please volunteer.  Our Guild is what you make it.  We have two members accepted into the CQA juried show in Mississauga, Ont., Anita Payne for her quilt “From the World to Canada” and Carol Darou for “My Rustic Garden”.  Only two months to go and your Alphabet Challenge will be due in May 2016.  There were a total of 17 Sensory or Fidget Quilts made for donation, seven distributed to Fairview in Almonte and 10 went to Lanark Lodge in Perth.  We still have room for the Spring Retreat, thirteen so far and room for 20-25 quilters.  The Workshop with Al Cote was awesome.  The class was full with lots of projects to be brought in at a future date. Pictures taken at the Workshop are on the Facebook page.  Check out all the pictures from our Show & Tell as well, but it is easier for me to put them there instead of here. C.

March & April Workshops, 2016

Origami Stars with Debbie Cote, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Lions Hall 10 am – 3:30pm.


Curved Piecing with Applique Overlay with Al Cote, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 10 am – 3:30 pm


Appliqued Table Runner with Kathy Wylie, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 10 am – 3:30 pm

Spring Retreat 2016

The Spring Retreat has been set for April 13 – 15, 2016 at the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg.  The cost this year is $393.00 single occupancy and $280.50 per person for double occupancy.  This includes your room, meals and use of the work room.  We arrive at 10 am on the Wednesday and leave Friday after lunch.  There is a lot of quilting, sharing of ideas, talking and laughter.  To date, there are 10 confirmed participants.  Please consider joining us. C.

2016 Guild Bi-Annual Christmas Sale & Luncheon

The Lanark County Quilters Guild’s Bi-Annual Christmas Sale & Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Glad Tidings Pentacostal Church, 160 Wayside Drive, Perth, Ontario.  We need lots of donations of items for the sale, and donations of sandwiches and squares.  More information as the year goes on. We also need volunteers to work that day including a group of members to run the Luncheon, lots of information can be provided. C.