Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Meeting News for August 21

Thirty -Five members turned up to the meeting and throughout the day. It was a rainy day, perfect weather for quilting.We worked on the quilt of Comfort and Remembrance. We will be stretching and quilting it before the September meeting. It will have to be sent away, to be presented on November 11th.The Quild needs 9 more Maple leaf squares to make next years quilt. We would like to make it up this fall to have all ready to show at our quilt show this April. A huge "Thank You" to all the members who have completed and turned in squares. Anyone wishing a pattern to make another block, may pick them up at Faktors or from this web site:

Our program for the evening was making the Bali Bag. As you can see quit a few of our quilters have been having fun with this pattern. Marg L, Marg H, and Adelle were kind enough to show us how to assemble these bags. The pattern for the bag can be found here:

We are looking for ideas for the unfinished square for the 2008 quilt show. The last few blocks have been "Canadiana" and "Transportation". Please bring your ideas to the September meeting.

The date for our Crayola Challenge has been extended to November 20.

Our quilt show dates are for April 18th and 19th. We are looking for conveners. Please consider volunteering for a job at the show. Involvement in the show makes it much more interesting.

We have established the dates for the Comfort quilt days. They will be Tuesday September 11th and Tuesday October 9th at the United Church from 9AM to 5PM. Feel free to come out and participate for all or some of the day.

The Quild is working on the dates for the quilting retreat. We will notify the membership of the dates and details in a couple of weeks.

The guild is looking for scrapes from the fabric collection "Heaven Can Wait." I know a lot of you ladies purchased this fabric in pink or green from Faktors in order to make a square for the Breast Cancer "Quilt of Hope" quilt. We are looking for some of this fabric to make "Hug Me Quilts" for our members. Please drop it off with any of our executive or to Faktors. Any pieces or fat quarters of this fabric would be greatly appreciated.

Here is some of the show and tell from the meeting.

The new square for September and October is a very simple four patch. We would like the fabric to be floral. As you can see in the photo below we are making some nice feminine comfort quilts.

To make the four patch square, first cut four squares 3 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches. Please cut these squares as sets of two so each square will be comprised of two colours. Sew these four squares together. As you can see in the picture these sets of two will make the four patch. We also would like you to take those two colours and cut two (1 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch strips) These will be used to make the scrappy border you see in the picture.

In total you will be bringing two four patch squares and four strips of the corodinating fabric, this will give one set to the guild and one set to the draw. I hope that is clear enough. It will be a nice simple square. It will mean more cutting than sewing this time.

Happy Quilting!