Our meeting this month is during the day and when you come in you will be able to check out the Tuffets being finished in the second half of a Workshop that started Feb. 2nd. Lots of homework was needed to be done. The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will be presenting a Trunk Show this month with a show of heritage quilts. We will be able to check out the Charity Quilt. It was completed at an In-town Retreat mid February. The table for this year’s Challenge ‘The Alphabet Challenge’ will be back and Cathy will be manning the table to answer any questions. Don’t forget to check out the Library and Block of the Month tables. Program has lots of Workshops for you to sign up for. Find something that interests you and come support Program. Workshops are great ways for learning new things, brushing up on old things, and getting to know other members of the Guild. We have Debbie Cote with Traditional Basic Piecing at the Lion’s Hall, Tues. Mar.22nd, 9 – 3. We have her husband, Al Cote doing Pieced Background with Applique at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Wed. Mar. 23rd, 9 -3. On Wed. April 27th, Kathy Wylie is at St. Andrew’s teaching Appliqued Table Runner, 9 – 3. C.
Our Stash Sale was a huge success. We had over 100 people in attendance, I certainly hope everyone had a great time selling and buying. I know I did. We did not have a Trunk Show this month, we were way too busy with fabric and quilt books and lots of visiting. Our QT in December 2015 was a lot of fun and lots of prizes and a game was played before you could open your prize. Planning for our Fall Sale & Luncheon in November 2016 has begun. We need so many items for this year’s sale that there will be prizes for donations. Bring in an item each month and your name goes into a draw. Bring in more, more times in the draw. We have positions to fill for next year –Vice President, Treasurer, Library, and Program. Your guild is what you make it, Volunteer! Outreach is excited for the In-town Retreat to put together the Charity Quilt on Feb. 12, 13, & 14. Come and help out! Let’s get this put together! Block of the Month offered a block with partial seaming, what fun! C.
Welcome to the New Year! And Welcome to the first meeting of the New Year with a Stash Sale. If you want a table, you need to book one by January 20th, 2016 (before the meeting) with Alexis. Come out to the meeting and buy, buy, buy. There is always lots of choice and lots of bargains. We will also need to start thinking about our Christmas Sale next November 2016 and start making things to donate. Maybe a few each month so you don’t feel overwhelmed, even one per month. We are low on items from previous sales. Think about small items, every little bit helps.
We had a great last meeting before Christmas with a awesome trunk show with Joni Newman and her workshop during the day. I enjoyed it and we had lots to show that night. We had sign-up sheets for two workshops in the new year. Molly Hartin will be doing one on February 10th, 2016 called “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”. Cathy will be teaching one in two parts in February 2016 on doing a Tuffet. The Alphabet Challenge table had lots of inspiration with block names and techniques, and Cathy also brought back the Colours to help get you going. Block of the Month handed out a paper pieced block and Library offered lots of new selections. Outreach had a sign-up sheet for her retreat in February to put together the top for the Charity Quilt. The Fall Retreat was a huge success and the Spring Retreat is booked for April 2016.
November is the month we collect monetary donations for THE TABLE (the Food Bank) and LAWS, you will get an email reminder right before the meeting. Let’s beat our total from last year! November is the final sign-up for our DECEMBER QT (quilting together) that will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at the Perth Civitan Hall from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be both meat and vegetarian lasagna, salad, and dessert for lunch at a cost of $15.00 per person. Money will be due then. So, bring your handwork and be prepared to have a great time! Our Trunk Show will be JONI NEWMAN of Quirks and Quilts and her workshop will be in the morning of the same day and is called “Stained Glass”. There will be a sign-up sheet for a Workshop in February for a Tuffet.
Our meeting was very busy a new block for Block of the Month, workshops to sign up for, and a wonderful Trunk Show by SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). Bethany Garner brought 51 pieces of fibre art that are traveling the world to introduce people to fibre art and open their minds to possibilities. The pieces we saw were in Australia 6 months ago. SAQA actually has a total of 440 pieces traveling the world broken down into 50 piece lots. WOW!