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
Our January meeting was postponed until February 7th due to bad weather, and our February Meeting was cancelled due to renovations at the Lions Hall, so February 7th became our winter meeting. This month was the showing of the President’s Challenge. The winner of the Viewer’s Choice was Alexis Mongeau. You can view all the entrants on our Facebook page. We received thank you cards from LAWS & The Table for donations made at our November 2016 meeting. We also received a thank you from CAARS for quilts donated to refugee families. Block of the Month showed a Bow Tie block for this month. Library has started a Tool Library to add to the Books and Magazines. Our Vice President, Nijole reported on the success of the November Fall Sale and is getting ready for the next Fall Sale on November 4th, 2017. C
Due to the weather, this meeting has been changed to February 7, 2017 at the Lion’s Hall at 1 p.m. Here we are at the beginning of a new year and The President’s Challenge to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. The quilt that wins Viewer’s Choice will be traveling with the winning quilts from other guilds to all the quilt shows in 2017 as a special display honoring the Anniversary of Canada. We will also be having Leslie Whitby, current President of the CQA, with us as Guest Speaker. The Stash Sale, that has always been held in January, is being moved to our June General Meeting. There will be more time to shop at that time. C.