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
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
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
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
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.
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 hustle and bustle of starting a new year has all departments working hard. Membership has help taking in the flurry of new and renewing members. Block of the Month is starting a new year of fun. Outreach will be showing the block for the Outreach quilt, and kits will be ready in October for members to help out making this quilt. Everyone will have one month to complete, because they are hoping to present the quilt to the chosen Charity in February. The library has new volunteers running it and they had spent the summer getting the Library on line, so that everyone knows what we have. It will hopefully save time when looking for something specific. Sherida Giddings, a Judy Neimeyer teacher, will be our Trunk Show. She is doing a workshop during the day, before the meeting in the evening. Congratulations to all Guild members who entered and won ribbons for quilts, and other crafts, entered at local fairs this past summer. A full list is in September 2016 Newsletter. The LCQG Fall Sale & Luncheon is Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 11 am to 2 pm. We still need lots of donations. C.