Wednesday, 16 January 2008

January Meeting Highlights

While the snow fell and wind blew yesterday afternoon, members of the guild were warm and cozy sewing on comfort quilts. The turn out was smaller than normal, but we made up for it in enthusiasm. We put borders on two quilts and basted a couple more. Now, we are looking for some machine quilters. If you are looking for quilts to practice your quilting skills, we would be very happy to past one over for quilting. You are doing a service for the community and practicing your skills.

The quilt show is coming up on April 18 and 19 this year. Get those UFO's out of the cupboard and finish some things for the show. We are also looking for volunteers for various jobs at the show. Also our unfinished square for the show this year is a star. Please make sure it is at least 12 1/2 inches square. It is nice to have 18 to 24 squares to make a nice big quilt. We are looking for lots of participation for this, since making a different kind of star blocks isn't a difficult theme, and we can never have too many stars.

We still have raffle tickets left for sale, so if you have sold all your tickets or haven't sold your required two books, please pick them up from our President, or at Faktor's.

The meals on wheels place mats were a great hit! The seniors were very pleased to have this treat and many sent Thank You notes to the guild this month. We would like to continue with this service. Make a place mat or two out of some of your orphan blocks and bring them to any of the meetings. If you have no orphan blocks, we will help you out, as we have a few on hand.

The weather and the Bomber game kept the turn out a lot smaller for the evening meeting.

The Challenge quilts came back and the winners were:

First place: Kathy S
Second place: Kathy D
Third place: Lorie S
Honourable Mention: Annette K (held for display by Marg F)

Congratulations ladies!
The first month of the Round Robin tins started last night. Below are all the participants holding up their own center square.
Here are two close up photos of the center squares. They are all so different.

Now this month we have to add a pieced border. I wonder what everyone will be doing? We will have to wait till next month to find out.

Until then
Happy Quilting!

Friday, 11 January 2008

More January Meeting Information

Kathy got the challenge quilts back so the guild will be presenting the awards for those at the meeting. Rose mentioned that she thinks we need a '"workshop on binding techniques" ,so Kathy thought she might go over the basics of bindings, and anything else the challenge participants have questions about after reading their critiques. There could be a good group discussion if people are willing to share there critiques.

The Cookie Tin Round Robins will be starting as well, so please remember to bring your tins if you are participating in the project.

Kathy and Lori also have a little "agree and disagree" project in mind for the meeting.

See You on Tuesday.
Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Meeting Notice for January 15

Our next guild meeting will be Tuesday January 15th. We are at the church from 9AM to 9PM, with the business meeting starting at 7PM. Hope to see you there for all or some of the day.

This is a photo of our square in square quilt, finished over Christmas by Marg H. We have found a home for it already. It is going to a young woman who is just starting out on her own. More details will be available at the meeting. It really is a nice cheerful quilt.

We are also looking for more Maple Leaf blocks for our Quilt of Comfort and Remembrance for 2008. We would appreciate any blocks we can get in the months of January and February.
Here is a link to the pattern. If you are using the fusible web leaf, please consider downsizing the leaf about 2% so the points of the leaf fit to the seam, and not sewn into the seam. Iwill drop some of these adjusted patterns off at Faktors by Wednesday afternoon. If you are doing the pieced pattern, the link can be found here:
Our 2007 Maple leaf quilt went to the family of Corporal Jordan Anderson. Information on this young man is available here:
Happy Quilting!