Because we didn’t have our Quilt Show this year, we are getting the 150th Anniversary of Canada quilts at our General Meeting on October 24, 2017. They will be set up in the hall for everyone to enjoy. Heather Buchan will be giving a talk about the history of our Guild. Our Christmas Sale & Luncheon will be Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm at Glad Tidings Pentacostal Church, 160 Wayside Drive. All items for donation should be brought to this meeting, and signing up for making sandwiches and treats needs to be done at this meeting, as well. Program will be announcing our Guild Challenge at this meeting. Our UFO Challenge is happening again this season, it was very popular last year. Our Christmas QT (quilting together) date has been set for Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Civitan Hall. The sign-up sheet will be at this meeting, and money will also be due at sign-up. C
We have started our new year, and a new Block of the Month. Minerva gave us our first pattern, and it was a 3D pinwheel block. Our Trunk Show, Mary Elizabeth Kinch, author of “Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts” showed us quilts with the tiniest blocks, and her quilts were captivating. She also loves strip piecing and traditional hexagons, and the latter was her theme for the workshop the day after our meeting. All the pictures of her quilts, and the quilts from our Show & Tell, are all on our Facebook page under the Album “Show & Tell Sept. 2017”. Go over and check them out. We were also informed that the UFO Challenge will once again be done this year. Our Christmas Sale & Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at Glad Tidings Pentacostal Church. C.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Our Trunk show will be Mary Elizabeth Kinch and her wonderful English Paper Piecing. She will be giving us a workshop as well. We have had several Tools and Rulers lent to the new Tool Library, you might want to check these out for your next project. C
June was our annual Pot Luck, and everyone had a blast. We had Mad About Patchwork for our Shop of the Month, always fun to have a quilt shop come to you. We had some changes on the Executive, and got to meet the new members to the Executive team, and said Thank you to the ones passing on the reins. We had 16 pieces brought in for the UFO Challenge, and all the pictures from these and the Show & Tell can be seen on our Facebook page. C
Our April meeting Program is TIPS & TRICKS given by fellow guild members. There will be six stations, 15 minutes at each, so wear your running shoes and come prepared for a full and exciting night! 1. Mitered Corners with Sue Gieratz. 2. Cathedral Windows with Tricia Klymko. 3. Quick Binding with Anna Cornel. 4. Invisible Circles with Helga Zimmerly. 5. Quilt Labels with Cathy Price. 6. Quilt as you Go with Marie Amyot. Lots of workshops to sign up for. Paul Leger’s “Patchwork Illusion Quilts” workshop on May 17. Bethany Garner of Kingston Fibre Artists is running 2 one-day workshops, June 6 & 20. Mary Elizabeth Kinch will have a workshop Sept 27. More information on each workshop is under the Workshop Heading. C
We had 103 members and 5 visitors in attendance. We had lots of items in Show & Tell, and all pictures are posted on the Facebook page. Linda Bates won the Shop of the Month Raffle Basket from Flair with Fabrics from Chesterville, Ontario. Lois MacLean was still taking sign-ups for the UFO Challenge. Our Trunk Show with Judi Miller was amazing. Judi explained that she starts with a sketch on fabric and may use watercolour pencil, silk paints or dyes to produce the desired effect for the background, then fills in the detail using machine embroidery. All the students, from her class during the day, showed us their works in progress. C
Our March meeting will bring Judi Miller to do a Trunk Show and a Workshop. Her workshop is full, which is awesome. The Shop of the Month is returning and this month is Flair with Fabrics from Chesterville. Looking forward to that. There will be tickets to buy on a raffle basket of quilting supplies, so bring money. Money is also due for anyone who has signed up for the Spring Retreat. We have some vacant positions to fill for September, if you feel you can make a difference or enjoy helping out, talk to our Past President, Carol Darou. Our Vice-President is going to start asking for items for our Fall Sale. As our Quilts on the Tay has been postponed until July 2018, we thought an extra Fall Sale would help get us through. And lots of other stuff to do, take a book from the Library, check out the Block of the Month table, sign up for a workshop. C