REMINDER: MEETING STARTS AT 1 p.m.!
Don’t forget your change on Tuesday, Feb 27- our Stash Sale, rescheduled from January – is a go! What a great way to share your fabric with other members, and make way for more for yourself.
There will be sign-up sheets for the Rebel Quilt workshop by Libs Elliot, who will be here in March as well as Lenore Crawford, our special American artist coming from Michigan for a 2 day workshop the end of June. Check out the details on our 2017-18 workshop list.
Don’t forget to check out the Block of the Month and the Library. There is still time to sign up for our Guild Challenge – Play Full Deck Fun! Come and draw a card and be creative!
Our QOTT Quilt Show will be held July 13-15 at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. We will need lots of volunteers, lots of quilts, and lots of items made for sale at our Boutique. Not a lot of time to prepare, but I know we are up for it.
Our January meeting, we are having a Stash Sale. What a great way to share your fabric with other members, and make way for more for yourself. In January, there will be a workshop with Cathy Price called “Log Cabin Pillow with Button Closure”. Hope to see you there and maybe there will be some finished pillows at the meeting as the workshop is January 20th, and the meeting is January 23rd. There will be sign up sheets for the workshop with Bridget O’Flaherty “Landscape Thread Painting by Numbers”, and for Libs Elliot, who will be here in March. In the winter months, our meetings are at 1pm, instead of in the evening. Don’t forget to check out the Block of the Month and the Library. Our QOTT Quilt Show will be held in July this year on the 13th, 14th, and 15th, at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. We will need lots of volunteers, lots of quilts, and lots of items made for sale at our Boutique. Not a lot of time to prepare, but I know we are up for it. C.
Our Trunk Show for this evening is Valerie Miller. She creates graphic quilts employing traditional techniques and modern style. She will have a workshop the next day at the Lion’s Hall. Come to the meeting early, as she will be set up with patterns and kits for sale. Last chance to sign up for this workshop. Also last chance to sign up for the Christmas QT, to be held on December 6, 2017 at the Perth Civitan from 10 am until 2 pm at a cost of $15 per person, which includes a lovely lunch of Lasagna, roll, Caesar salad, and squares for dessert. Don’t forget to sign up for the UFO Challenge, as well. And if you didn’t get a chance to grab a card for the Guild Challenge, you still have time. I love Challenges, you pick a card, and let your imagination soar. There are even 4 Categories: Functional, Newbie, Art Quilt, and Objet d’Art (3D – doll, handbag, apparel, home décor). C.
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 Shop of the Month will be Jennifer Hamilton from Maberly. 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