Thursday, 21 February 2008

February 2008 Meeting News

About 8 or 10 enthusiastic quilters braved the cold February weather to quilt at the church at 9AM. We had our usual show and tell and then got straight to work.

We pieced the quilt of Comfort and Remembrance, basted the Dreaming of Bears and Geese quilt, and started on the paper pieced stars.

We are still looking for workers for the quilt show, so don't be shy, sign up for a job at the April meeting.

Also a reminder to turn in your raffle tickets, bring them to the retreat on Saturday, take them to Faktor's, or bring them to the March meeting.

How is everyones star block coming along...?

We had all kinds of great show and tell at the meeting. Too bad we couldn't show more of the members quilts on the blog. I hope lots of this lovely work will be appearing in the quilt show. The quilt entry sheets are available at Faktor's.

Our comfort quilt block for the next two months is a paper pieced pine tree. It should make a great boys quilt. Patterns are at Faktor's.

We are having terrific success with our Round Robin. It is really great to see those tins coming back to the meeting. Everyone brings in their tins, but no one talks about anything, until we are called to show them. Then it is like a little surprise every time someone stands up with their months round. You can see below how hard everyone worked and how great they look. Eileen in Mexico, can you find yours? Rae and Ray in B.C. ,bet you wish you had signed up...

Here is Lorie showing the next step in the Round Robin. Looks nice and simple or

you could make it fancy and complex, like Kathy's demo..

Marg showed us how to chenille. Then we all took home a small baby block to chenille and bring back. We will be able to make about three baby quilts when they all come back next month.

There is still some room left for members who want to come to the Victoria Inn quilting retreat on the weekend. Sign up at Faktor's, bring only 1/2 dozen cookies or a small square, your coffee mug, and of course your projects for the weekend. There is no charge for the weekend.

Until the weekend, keep warm and

Happy Quilting

Friday, 15 February 2008

February 2008 Meeting Notice

Our next guild meeting will be on February 19 at the United Church from 9Am to 9PM, with the business meeting commencing at 7PM

The program for the February meeting will be chenille letters, numbers and shapes for baby quilt. Marg Faktor will be demonstrating and we will have 'homework' kits for members to take home, complete and return to the next meeting. The homework kit makes one block for a baby quilt and contains a background square (with a design already traced on) and chenille strips for the applique design. We will be able to make 3 baby comfort quilts if all the kits are returned in March. There is a sample hanging at Faktors.

The plan for the afternoon is to baste the bear paw and geese quilt ( pin baste?) and to put together the next Canadian Comfort and Remembrance Quilt.

Our next quilting retreat is booked for February 23 and 24th. There are only openings for about 20 people. There is no charge to come to the retreat. Details will be available at the meeting Tuesday and you can sign up at Faktors before Tuesday.

See you Tuesday.

Happy Quilting