Friday, 28 November 2008

November Meeting

We had a nice snowy winter day to work in the church on our comfort squares.

Rae demonstrated the quilt pattern Country Lines in the afternoon. We were able to complete that quilt top as well.

Thirty ladies braved the icy roads for the regular evening meeting.

Next month is our Christmas Party.- December 16th. We will have a fat quarter exchange ( a holiday theme in a brown paper bag), a craft and a silent auction. Finished Tin Can Round Robins should be completed and will be shown at the party. Don't forget your place mats for Meals on Wheels. I will send out an e-mail closer to the party date, with a complete list of things to remember.

The next unfinished square has been chosen by the members.
June 2009 is bird houses - no fusible web please.
Winter wear is the block theme for the quilt show in 2010

We had a selection of show and tell in the break

Lorna and Sandra had comfort quilt they made from the left over fabric from their Star Fling quilts.

Sandra had a Sun Bonnet Sue red work table centre
Robin showed us her Christmas door knob hangers. She also won the block of the month Disappearing Nine Patch.

The program for the evening was Basic applique. Adele and Marg were kind enough to demonstrate the applique technique to the members. Relax the fancy applique on the board behind the ladies is their lovely work for our enjoyment only. The little basic flower and leaves in the middle is our block of the month for December and January. Fabric for the background and the pattern is available at the December meeting.

Two of our members, Kathy and Lori entered the 2008 Quest for the Cure Block Challenge sponsored by Northcott Fabrics and the Quilter Magazine. Their Lone Star/Trip around the world block placed 3rd in the Pieced block category. A picture of their block will appear in the May 2009 issue of The Quilter Magazine, and on the website. Their prize is $100.00 US cash, on year subscription of the Quilter Magazine and 1/2 years ($1000 value) of Northcott's Fat quarters. Congratulations to both of you.
Until the Christmas Party.
Happy Quilting!

Friday, 14 November 2008

The October Retreat

The Quilt guild held a quilting retreat at the Victoria Inn on November First and Second. We all had a great time and about 18 ladies turned out a various times during the weekend. Barb took many photos of the weekend. I had to choose just five pictures for the blog, so I tried to choose ones of some what completed projects.

This is Ray W 's fat quarter quilt

Rae B's Halloween Magic Tiles

Yvonne's - Emily collection quilt

Lynn's Photo wall hanging

Robin's Stack and Whack

Looks like lots of work was done.
Happy Quilting!