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Guild Retreat, Spring 2018

The Spring Retreat will be held at the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg on April 18, 19,
20, 2018. We will arrive at the Inn on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and quilt our
hearts out until Friday afternoon.

The cost of the retreat is $417 for single occupancy, $299.50 per person for
double occupancy and $261.00 per person for triple occupancy. This includes 7
meals and two nights.

This is a perfect getaway to finish projects, start new ones, get help and ideas
from other quilters as well as enjoy quilting and not having to cook!

If you would like to join us, there will be a sign-up sheet at February’s meeting or contact Nancy Jossinet at 613-267- 0022.

Nancy will be collecting the money at the March meeting.

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January 2018 – Upcoming Meeting

MEETING CANCELLED!

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.

November 2017 – Upcoming Meeting

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.

Guild Challenge 2017 – 2018

The Guild Challenge for this year is called Play Full Deck Fun.  Create an interpretative quilt based on a card from a playing deck.  Pick a card, any card, and let your imagination run wild.  There will be four categories: 1. Functional Quilt (max. size 50″ X 65″ lap/throw), 2. Newbie Quilt (less than two years quilting, max. size 50″ X 65″), 3. Art Quilt (max. size 50″ X 65″), 4.  Objects d’Art (doll, puppet, mannequin, handbag, apparel, home décor, etc.).  There will be a Viewer’s Choice in each Category.  Everything is due at the May General Meeting in 2018. C

Read all about–  LCQG Quilt Challenge 2017-18

And be Inspired: https://snarkyquilter.com/tag/art-quilts-playing-with-a-full-deck/

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October 2017 – Upcoming Meeting

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

Outreach Quilt 2018

The Pattern for the Outreach Quilt was shown, and instead of kits being handed out, a decision was made to have a Work Party on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, in the basement.  It is hoped there will be a lot of volunteers to stitch, iron, and run the pieces from station to station.  Something for everyone and get it done in one day.

UPDATE: The Work Party was well attended, getting all the blocks finished.  Just have to get the top put together before the long-arm quilter gets it. C