Valerie Miller will be our guest for our November 28, 2017 General Meeting, doing a wonderful trunk show and a workshop the next day. Valerie is from Renfrew and creates graphic quilts employing traditional techniques and modern style. Her quilts have been featured at Quilt Market in Houston and Quilt Con in Pasedena. Come and see her trunk show, and we still have space in her workshop to learn her curves technique and create a modern and sophisticated table runner. Leave a message on our Facebook page or email us if you are interested in taking the workshop and I will forward your request to Program. http://www.valeriemillerquiltedcovers.com
Cathy Price is offering two dates for her workshop “Log Cabin Pillow with Button Closure”. The two dates are Saturday, January 20, 2018 and Wednesday, January 24.
Bridget O’Flaherty is offering two dates for her workshop “Landscape Thread Painting by Numbers”. The two dates are Saturday, February 24, and Wednesday, February 27, 2018. Don’t forget to sign up.
On March 27, 2018, we will welcome Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott to our Guild for a Trunk Show and a Workshop the next day. Libs is from Toronto and is a textile artist and designer that uses technology and traditional methods to build her handmade quilts. She also designs fabric collections for Andover Fabrics. She will be teaching a one day workshop on March 28th, and if you would like to join the class, please send a message on our Facebook page or an email to email@example.com and I will forward your request to Program. http://www.libselliott.com
Lenore Crawford will coming to our Guild in June 2018 for a Trunk Show and a two-day workshop, offered on June 27 and 28. Lenore combines her love of France, French architecture, flower gardens, along with her passion for colour and realism. She has won numerous prizes for her art and continues to grow her medium and style in new and beautiful ways. Lots of time to join us. http://www.lenorecrawford.com
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.
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
Our new Block of the Month has started, and we will be getting 12″ blocks. Our first one is a 3D Pinwheel Block. Looks like fun. 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
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
We have started our new year, and a new Block of the Month. Minerva gave us our first pattern, and it was a 3D pinwheel block. Our Trunk Show, Mary Elizabeth Kinch, author of “Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts” showed us quilts with the tiniest blocks, and her quilts were captivating. She also loves strip piecing and traditional hexagons, and the latter was her theme for the workshop the day after our meeting. All the pictures of her quilts, and the quilts from our Show & Tell, are all on our Facebook page under the Album “Show & Tell Sept. 2017”. Go over and check them out. We were also informed that the UFO Challenge will once again be done this year. Our Christmas Sale & Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at Glad Tidings Pentacostal Church. C.