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
The fall retreat this year will be held September 20, 21, and 22, 2017 instead of October due to the availability of the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg. Contact Nancy Jossinet to attend. Sorry this Retreat has been cancelled. C
We are having a Christmas Sale again this year to make up for our QOTT Quilt Show being moved to a later date. This sale will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Glad Tidings Pentacostal Church, 160 Wayside Drive, Perth. Donations of quilted items are appreciated, with items for smaller budgets being very popular: Kitchen items, Christmas Décor, and Hostess gifts. Think about volunteering, many hands make light work. Our luncheon will need volunteers, as well as sandwiches and squares, when the time comes. C
Kanata Quilt Guild is finally going to have their very first Quilt Show.
June was our annual Pot Luck, and everyone had a blast. We had Mad About Patchwork for our Shop of the Month, always fun to have a quilt shop come to you. We had some changes on the Executive, and got to meet the new members to the Executive team, and said Thank you to the ones passing on the reins. We had 16 pieces brought in for the UFO Challenge, and all the pictures from these and the Show & Tell can be seen on our Facebook page. 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
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