Monday, 27 October 2008

News from October 2008 Meeting

We spent the morning working on comfort quilts, and planning more comfort quilts.

After lunch we had more guild members show up and Rae demonstrated the construction of a "Yellow Brick Road" quilt. We quickly did up a top for the guild from some fat quarters we had in our cupboard.

Next month we are doing the same thing. At 1:30 PM we will put together the pattern Country Lines. Everyone is welcome to come out and share in the experience.

We had 48 members and 2 quests show up for the 7PM Meeting.

The Library has a new book "Jelly Roll Quilts"

We have a comfort day planned for Tuesday November 25 from 9Am to 4PM. Please consider turning out. Also don't forget our quilt retreat at the Victoria Inn Room 101 this weekend. All day Saturday and Sunday until 4PM. Please bring you own mug, and ugly fat quarter to swap and a new sewing/quilting notion of a $4-$5 value for the notion basket draw.

Our Christmas Party will be held at our December meeting.

The fat quarter game will be played again this year, using a fat quarter with a holiday theme, not necessarily Christmas.

We will be making placemats again this year for our Christmas project. They will be going to meals and wheels, and can be in any theme or colour.

Participants of the Tin Can Round Robin are reminded to complete their project for the December meeting.

Marg F is in charge of the silent auction this year, and all donations can be dropped off at Lorna's office.

As you can see we had some excellent show and tell at the meeting.

Joan displayed her extremely large and beautiful Redwork quilt.
Kathy is getting ready for the holiday season with her lovely Rudolf wall hanging

Lorna showed us what to do with all those tiny pieces of fabric left over from making a couple of quilts.

Adelle proudly displays her gorgeous had appliqued and hand quilted quilt. Beautiful!

Look at our comfort squares. Aren't they something else. And we still have another month left to make some more. Anyone with fabric and squares not done, remember we want them turned in for the November meeting. What gorgeous quilts we are going to make!
We need some ideas for our 12 1/2 inch unfinished blocks. Put your thinking caps on and bring your ideas to the next meeting.
The next installment for the mystery quilt was demonstrated, and now we have a large number of flying geese to make before next month.
Audry shared information about a new resource to use for mastering machine quilting, they are practice skill builder panel and a companion book from RGA Designs.
Here is the link:
Also available for purchase at The Quilter's Jewel in Morden
Faktor's has lots of bobbins available at 25% off. Don't wait too long.
We are selling raffle tickets at the Creighton Hall on November 8th. We are looking for some more volunteer ticket sellers. Contact Lorna at her office.
And finally the program for the evening was Favorite Quilting Books and Magazines. A sharing session of several interesting books/magazines was led by Eileen. Thank you to all who participated. We hope to compile and distribute a list to Guild members in December.
Happy Quilting!

Friday, 17 October 2008

October Meeting Notice

Just a reminder to all our members the guild meeting is on Tuesday October 21. United Church from 9AM to 9 PM.

Business meeting starting at 7PM.

We will be making the yellow brick road at 1:30 PM.

If you are interested in this process, please feel free to come out and learn how to put it together.

This is a photo of a yellow brick road quilt.

Also don't forget your comfort squares, show and tell, and your favorite quilting book.

We are bringing our favorite quilting book to show, so we can make a list of good books to buy.

Happy Quilting