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.
June is our PotLuck Meeting, but we eat at 6 pm, so that our meeting is still around 7 pm. Get there early because Grantham Books will be there with lots of great deals. This is our last meeting for the summer, and we get together again in September. No workshop or trunk show at this meeting, we will be spending all our time and money on books. Don’t forget your placemat, plate, cutlery, glass or cup, napkin, and a dish (either a main course, salad, or dessert) to add to what everyone else is bringing. Please remember a serving spoon or fork, and remember to mark any dish that might have allergens, such as nuts. All library books must be returned this month, a major cataloging adventure will be undertaken during the summer. See you at the meeting. C.
Volunteers are needed for the Fall Sale & Luncheon, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Please think about volunteering, it really does enrich your life. We also need lots of items donated for sale to raise money for our guild. For every item you bring in, your name goes into a draw. That will give you incentive. One more month before your Alphabet Challenge will be due. Cathy will be taking a “close your eyes and put up your hand” count to see how many Challenge pieces there will be, and to know how many racks we will need from Storage to hang them. We will have Kathy K. Wylie for a Trunk Show and a Workshop. I hope you signed up, it is great to take workshops. You can learn so much more with a teacher right there. Don’t forget to visit the Library and Block of the Month. We have Mary Pal back in May 2016 for a Workshop only, we had her in September 2015 for a Trunk Show and her Workshop is full. We are still seeking volunteers to make quilts for the refugee families. Please let Marilyn know of your interest. C.