Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Notes From The April 17th Meeting

What a beautiful spring day to have our quilt meeting. We were even able to prop open the church door and enjoy the fresh air. Many of our traveling snow birds are returning home, we were happy to welcome them back with open arms.
Our day group pieced together two quilt tops. One was a log cabin, bear paw, with a saw tooth border, while the other top was a nine patch set on point. We were very pleased with both of these tops. The evening program taught use how to stretch quilts for basting. The ladies did a very nice job of showing us the basting or pinning on a wooden frame method, and the pinning on a table top, or floor method. Next month we will baste both of these in preparation for quilting.
We were reminded once again that the transportation block competition for June is just around the corner. So when you are out for your spring walks, look around for some inspiration.
Evelyn showed us a large selection of ideas for the goodies bags at the CQA in June 2008. We will have to decide what we would like to make very shortly.
Below you will see one of our active members receiving a comfort quilt. This is to wrap her in love and good wishes as she travels to Winnipeg for surgery and a treatment program of chemo or radiation.
We also presented this little star quilt to the church's "Time and Talent" program.
We received a nice assortment of square in square blocks for one of our next comfort quilt projects. We received 32 blocks and are hoping we will receive many more at our next meeting in May. The patterns are available at Faktors.
When we left the meeting last night we could hear the Geese flying overhead. What a great spring sound.
See you all in May!
Happy Spring and Happy Quilting!

Monday, 16 April 2007

Meeting Notice April 17, 2007

The Guild will be meeting at the United Church on Tuesday April 17. We will be at the church from 9AM to 9PM. Business meeting starts at 7PM sharp. Don't forget your square in a square blocks.
For the afternoon we will be assembling the Christmas nine patch blocks. We will be setting them on point, so if you are interested in this process please come out. We will probably find some other projects to keep us busy for the full day.
The evening program for Tuesday is basting. We will be basting a quilt on the frame, as well as pin basting on the table. Good basting is very important as it makes the quilting process so much easier. We will need many hands for the basting, so please don't leave after the show and tell. I know many of our members do not stay for the program, but instead leave right after the show and tell. There is always something new to learn in the program. I have been quilting for quite a few years, but there is seldom a program where I don't learn something new, even if it is not necessarily about the program. It is also another opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of your fellow quilters.
The two Rae's and Lorna sent a photo of their March shopping expedition to a beautiful quilt shop on Salt Spring Island, B.C. I see they all made a small purchase.

Hope to see you all on Tuesday. Happy Quilting!