Zoe Lianga will be doing a Trunk Show and Workshop. She is a local fibre artist. I have seen some of her stunning wet-felted quilts. She offers lots of workshops in her home year round, and we are lucky to be getting her for a 3-hour workshop where she will show us how to make mittens. It may seem to be a fairly simple item, but it is only a starting point to so many bigger items once the method is learned.
Lots of sign-up sheets this month: Kits available for the Outreach Quilt (you have one month to complete), Consignment for the Fall Sale (some members want to sell their own items and 10% goes to the Guild), Sandwiches and Squares for the Fall Sale Luncheon, Christmas QT (cost of $15 includes lunch). Last chance to donate items for the Fall Sale. Christine Baker and Nellie Holmes will be our Trunk Show and presenting a workshop “Coast to Coast” that will be good for beginners and intermediate quilters. Sign-up sheets for November’s Workshop with Zoe Lianga, fibre artist that will be teaching us how to make wet-felted mittens. C
The President reminded members of the President’s Challenge and the due date of January 2017 meeting. Any snowbirds will have to get another member to bring theirs to the meeting for voting for Viewer’s Choice. Block of the Month showed the Rail Fence block. Library talked about how they have put our Library on line, and did it over the summer. Round Robin bags were exchanged again. One more exchange in October and in November, we get our quilts back. I am excited, I hope you are too. The Christmas QT is Wednesday, December 7, 2016. There will be a sign-up sheet in October. Still looking for items for our Fall Sale on November 12, 2016. There will be a sign-up sheet for this event as well for sandwiches and squares. A sign-up sheet for Consignment items at the Fall Sale will also be at the October meeting. The trunk show with Sherida Giddings was awesome and there are pictures posted on our Facebook page. C
A gathering of quilts & quilters. Workshops, Vendors’ Market, Quilt Gallery. Westport Ontario Churches. More info at westportartscouncil.com
The block for the Outreach Quilt will be shown at the September 2016 meeting, but the kits won’t be ready until October 2016. You will get one month to complete, because they are hoping to present this quilt to the chosen charity in February 2017. C.
The Fall Retreat will be at the McIntosh Inn, October 11 – 13, 2016.
Welcome back to a brand new year! This year will be an assortment of 12″ blocks. Looking forward to seeing what everyone does with them. First up is a Rail Fence. Lots more to come. C.