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April 2017 – Upcoming Meeting

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

March 2017 Meeting Review

We had 103 members and 5 visitors in attendance. We had lots of items in Show  & Tell, and all pictures are posted on the Facebook page. Linda Bates won the Shop of the Month Raffle Basket from Flair with Fabrics from Chesterville, Ontario. Lois MacLean was still taking sign-ups for the UFO Challenge.  Our Trunk Show with Judi Miller was amazing.  Judi explained that she starts with a sketch on fabric and may use watercolour pencil, silk paints or dyes to produce the desired effect for the background, then fills in the detail using machine embroidery.  All the students, from her class during the day, showed us their works in progress. C

Quilt Shows Spring 2017

April 7 & 8, 2017 Stitches from the Heart Quilt Guild – Sault Ste. Marie, On – Proudly host Ricky Tims Lecture/workshop/concert. (For more info go to http://www.rickytims.com or contact Nicole Tull at nmtull@me.com or Becky Beall at beckysbarn@me.com)

April 21 & 22, 2017 Quilts on the Seaway – Cornwall Quilters Guild, Cornwall, On.

April 22 & 23, 2017 Napanee Heritage Quilters Guild, Strathcona Paper Centre (Arena),

16 McPherson Drive, Napanee, On

May 12 -14, 2017 Festival of Quilts – Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild, RA Centre Curling Rink

2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, OnQuiltshowRACentre

May 26 – 28, 2017 Celebrating Our Canada – Reflections from the 1000 Islands, Brockville Memorial Civic Centre, Magedoma Drive, Brockville, On2017 Poster 161023

Quilts on the Tay 2018

Yes, you read it right.  Normally our show would have been in August 2017, but our venue is doing major renovations and we couldn’t find another suitable venue.  So, our show will be the same venue, but it is moved to July 2018.  When I get the actual date, I will post it. C

Workshops for Spring 2017

May 17, 2017 Paul Leger’s Patchwork Illusion Quilts workshop – with careful colour selection, you can take traditional quilt block designs and create a 3D illusion patchwork cube. http://www.paullegerquilts.com/

June 6 & 20, 2017 Bethany Garner of Kingston Fibre Artists is running 2 one-day workshops. Day 1, “Dying to Quilt” –  you will learn to dye using Proxion MX dyes and create 24 pieces (up to 6 yards) of gorgeous multi-coloured 100% cotton fabrics. Then on Day 2, you will be play with the fabrics  you created with Bethany and learn her Creative Designs in Patchwork technique while you “Paint with Fabric.” http://www.bethanygarner.com/workshops.html

September 26/27, 2017 Trunk show and workshop by Mary Elizabeth Kinch from Toronto, author of Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts.  Sign up starts in April for her amazing workshop “Addictive English Paper Piecing”. No sewing machine required! http://www.maryelizabethkinch.com/gallery-favourites/

March 2017 – Upcoming Meeting

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

Jan./Feb. 2017 Meeting Review

Our January meeting was postponed until February 7th due to bad weather, and our February Meeting was cancelled due to renovations at the Lions Hall, so February 7th became our winter meeting.  This month was the showing of the President’s Challenge. The winner of the Viewer’s Choice was Alexis Mongeau. You can view all the entrants on our Facebook page.  We received thank you cards from LAWS  & The Table for donations made at our November 2016 meeting. We also received a thank you from CAARS for quilts donated to refugee families.  Block of the Month showed a Bow Tie block for this month. Library has started a Tool Library to add to the Books and Magazines.  Our Vice President, Nijole reported on the success of the November Fall Sale and is getting ready for the next Fall Sale on November 4th, 2017. C