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.
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