Thursday, 17 December 2009

The Christmas Party 2009

We had 39 members and 13 Guests turn out on a very cold Dec evening for our fun filled Christmas Party. Thress quilts were presented to Sheena R as a donation to Social Services

Brenda V was presented with over 30 wonderful placemats for the Meals on Wheels program

The Chrismtas party coffee money will be donated to the Elks Christmas Cheer program.
The craft for the vening as Yo-Yo Angels. Gail E and Sandra S led the group in making the angel ornament or pin in an informative and entertaining manner.
Below is part four of our mystery wall hanging.

The evening ended with our traditional Fat Quarter exchange. The theme of the fabric this year was the colour yellow. The story was written by Marg F.

T’was Ten Nights Before Christmas 2009

T’was ten nights before Christmas when right through the Guild
All members were left scurrying about.
Unfinished quilts left to be completed with care,
In hopes help from the elves would be right there.

The families were nestled all snug in their beds
While the quilters were left with visions of quilts in their heads.
Right to work, quilting through the night
The right hands of Santa make his load light.

All through the night there has been a right old chatter
As we don’t have the right thread, or does it matter?
Yes! Right off to Hague I drove through the rain
To purchase thread and fabric for myself and Alene.

The rain was to turn to new fallen snow
And the wind from the right , it wanted to blow
When right before my eyes should appear
The smoke stack of Flin Flon, I hold so dear.

What a drive. It wasn’t very quick.
Right at that moment, I had to think.
Next time the trip will not be mine.
Left to another, who will be next in line?

Dial Sandra, no Lorna, maybe Evelyn or Annette
Marg left, Kathy’s gone, Shelly and Lynn, alright
Right to Plumas they set off.
Match this, buy that, and don’t forget the floss.

A year has passed right by,
When met with the obstacle – from Faktor’s we cannot buy
So left with the internet, we will try
To buy the right fabric for the quilts we spy.

Then left to borrow a meter of blue
To match the green and purple to name a few.
I will return it right after I shop around
Saskatoon and maybe Edmonton I will be bound.

Right ready to quilt, from Disappearing 9-patch
Right on to Log Cabin and Applique
I will be prepared, right? Me with my sore back
And a little tired, but Santa will open his pack.
His left eye will twinkle, the right dimple how merry
The quilt with the roses, the runner with a cherry,
The cute little vest will be left for you know who
And the wreath with the bow, it will not be left in the snow.

With little fabric left in my sewing room
A Christmas wish. A gift of fabric I assume
Will be left. I will be right ready
For another quilt I presume.

Left with only the baking to do
Right off to the kitchen I do go
With a wink of my right eye, and a right twist of my head
I know I have nothing left to dread

Without a word left to speak, I went right to work
So Santa could fill those stocking, then turn right with a jerk
And laying a finger to the left of his nose
He says: The quality of the work definitely rose.

He thought with a sigh, Marg has left us
But we will try, to check with each other.
Please pick me up a mat and a light
Happy Christmas to All, and to all a Goodnight!

I miss you All
Marg Faktor

The ladies with their embellishment projects Yvonne's Dick and Jane quilt for her granddaughter

Maxine's Advent calender, those days till Christmas are really counting down.
Eileen's blue mystery quilt

and Bev's MysteryQuilt.

Sorry We couldn't show more show and tell, there was such a terrific display of all the ladies beautiful quilting projects.
Keep up the great work in the New Year.
Till then,
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and of course Happy Quilting

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Christmas Party Reminder List

Christmas Party Reminder List

Coffee mug
1 Dozen cookies if you have been called
Yellow fat quarter in paper bag for the fat quarter game
Placematt for meals on wheels
Your completed comfort square
Don't forget your Embellishment Project!!!!
Silent Auction Item if you are bringing one
Money for coffee $2.00 each
And off course money to participate in the Silent Auctions
Show and Tell item
Mystery sampler square
Hot Glue Gun ( don't everyone bring one)
If you have a finished christmas project that you would like to display at the Oliver Twist show
please bring it to the meeting.

Happy cookie time starts at 6:30 PM with meeting to start at 7 PM

Happy Quilting and Merry Christmas
Sandra D

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

November Quilting Retreat

The quilt retreat on the weekend was a great success. We had over 20 ladies show up to work on various projects. Barb was there and took lots of photos. Here are some of the pictures she took of the fun event.

Here is our happy group on Saturday.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

November 2009 Meeting

We had 37 members turn out on a beautiful November evening.

There was a lot of show and tell during the evening, with many of the members
finishing their Celtic knot projects from last month.

Here is the Guild's bow tie quilt all finished
And our flower quilt is all quilted.
Our fall retreat will be held November 21/22 at the Victoria Inn. Participants are asked to bring a small snack, a quilting hint, blog/quilt shop info, and one of a $5 quilt notion, fat quarter or thread.

The annual Christmas party will be held December 15th. Please bring a guest, a yellow fat quarter in a plain paper bag, place mats for Meals on Wheels, embellishment project, and any completed blocks from the mystery wall hanging. Also if you signed up to bring cookies please bring them as well. It was decided that the coffee donation money will go to the Elks Christmas Cheer Fund. A preview was given of some of the Silent Auction items. There are some nice things to bid on, so don't forget you cheque book.

Baby Quilt Challenge - the challenge for the quilt show will be a quilt suitable for a baby with all piecing and quilting to be done by the entrant. Motion carried.
Below is a photo of the Comfort block for the next 2 months. If you haven't picked up any kits, please do so at the next meeting.

Bird House Quilt Raffle tickets are available. Members are asked to pick up some books to sell from Rae B. Draw will take place at the Quilt Show in April.

Flin Flon Arts council has asked if the Guild would display Christmas and winter themed quilted items at the December 17/18 Ham Sandwich production of Oliver Twist. Items can be brought to the December meeting.

Mystery Quilt Part 3 was demonstrated by Rae , Sandra , and Lorna. The blocks are a basket/cake stand, a corner square, and a flying geese border.

We are still working on Maple leaf blocks. There is a precut white background available at the meeting. This background is to be paired with a Medium or Light blue fabric only. We are going to a make a blue and white Quilt of Valour in the new year.
We still have quilts that are all basted and waiting for a nice guild member to take home and machine quilt.

Yvonne's Mystery quilt is finished. Blanch finished the last of Florence's blocks.
Nadine with her Turning Twenty again quilt

And Raye proudly displays her hockey quilt.

and the other Rae has her County Lines quilt ready to go to Kathy for quilting.

Happy quilting!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Star Quilt Raffle Winner

Remember this quilt! Last January we donated it to the Flin Flon/Creighton Parents for Music Education for a raffle quilt and they had their draw this weekend. The winner was grade 9 student Sandra Kritzer, Dianne O'Brien daughter. Dianne had joked to the chair of the commitee that they can " just give them a call when they win".....well they got that call!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Craft Show Quilt Raffle

Today was the Christmas Craft Sale at the Creighton Community Hall and here is Rae, Sandra, and Raye on the first shift selling tickets for our raffle quilt. The beautiful Bargello quilt looked great hanging on the hall wall as a back drop to our sale table. This quilt was made by the guild members and quilting by Lori Suss. Ticket sales were very good and the winner of the quilt was Gaye Blatherwick who is a guild member!
Hope everyone enjoyed all the craft shows in town today.

Friday, 23 October 2009

October 2009 Meeting Highlights.

There were 34 members present on Tuesday evening.
The craft sale is at the Creighton Community Hall on November 7th. We will be raffling the Bargello quilt. We are also selling guild bookmarks, and star ornaments. Members can also sell their personal quilted items, but please be sure to mark your price on those items.

There will be a quilt retreat on November 21 and 22 at the Victoria Inn. Hours are Saturday from 9 AM to ???and on Sunday from 9AM to 4PM. Lunch and supper will be eaten at the hotel. Participants are to bring a snack item, a wrapped $5 notion, thread or a fat quarter, a quilting hint, info about their favorite blog, website, or online shop, and their own projects to work on.
There are more kits available for the October/November comfort block, Gentlemen’s Fancy with Prairie Points .

A reminder was given to be sure to use a scant ¼ “ seam when making maple leaf blocks for the Quilt of Valour. Kits are available.

Next Guild day – November 17 - there will be basting in the morning and practicing machine quilting in the afternoon. Members can bring their machines and practise on blankets for the SPCA, their Celtic Knot project, or guild quilts.

The December Christmas party was discussed. Yellow is the colour for the fat quarter exchange. We still need a volunteer to write the story. A draw will be made for the completed embellishment kits. Place mats will be received for Meals on Wheels. The appliqué flower quilt will be put into the silent auction. Donations for the auction can be brought next month for preview. Suggestions were needed as to where the coffee donation money should go.

For the April Quilt Show the theme for the 12 1/2” unfinished block is winter wear. Please use light weight fusible web and no embellishments. A challenge will be held with a baby quilt theme. More information will follow.

Sandra and Rae demonstrated the next block for our mystery wall hanging.

For your information here are an autumn and Christmas version of the next block.
The program for the evening was rulers. Members brought out their different rulers and discussed how to use them, or learned how to use them.

We accomplished a lot on the quilt comfort day and on Tuesday afternoon.

We finished the tops for the turtles. Now they are waiting to be taken home by a nice quilter and quilted.

We completed the top on our bird house quilt. Rae quilted our whacky popcile quilt
The top for the quilt on Comfort and Remberance is together.

Our maple leaf blocks came together to make a beautiful quilt for the Quilt of Valour, We still have more kits to make Maple leaf blocks. Each quilt takes 80 blocks, so feel free to make many blocks.

Lorie finished quilting the Bargello quilt for our Christmas raffle.

Show and Tell for October

Yvonne's Jelly roll quilt Marg's wall hanging from a kit. A special gift from New Zealand
Alta's lovely black and white quilt.

Lorie proudly displays her dimensional wall handing.

Rae's ragged quilt with the batting clipped.

Friday, 18 September 2009

September 2009 Meeting Highlights

Thirty members and one guest came out to the meeting on a very warm September 16th.

The SPCA sent a Thank You note for the cat and dog quilts. We had to cancel our afternoon quilting since the church was having a funeral. However we will continue to practice our machine quilting on more cat and dog quilts on the afternoon of the November meeting.

The Saskatoon Quilters's Guild Quilt Show is on October 23/24. The Northern Country Crafters Christmas sale is on November Creighton. We will be taking part in this sale. Two tables will be booked, and anyone with quilted items for sale will be able to sell them at the table.

Lorie is demonstrating our next comfort block. This features Prairie points, which was the program for the evening. Feel free to sign for and pick up a kit next meeting.
There will be a comfort day at the church on September 29th from 9 -4. We will be working on our quilts of Comfort and Remembrance and our quilts of Valour on that day. You can see some of the blocks on our design wall. Ray B was kind enough to cut out a large number of blocks to make more maple leaf squares for the Quilts of Valour. If you have any squares completed please send or bring them to the comfort day.

A quilting retreat will be held at the Victoria Inn on November 21.
The mystery quilt's first month's instructions were demonstrated by Sandra and Rae. It will be a 6 - 7 month project resulting in a wall hanging (33 x 46 1/2) It can be seasonal and/or scrappy.

Here is a photo of the first block. Tree and star placement can be creative.

For the October afternoon workshop Kathy will be teaching the Celtic Knot. A hand out of the materials needed was provided. Members are asked to have their designs drawn on the background fabric before the workshop. Kathy will be placing an order through A Great notion for the Steam A Seam 2 and the clover bias maker. Please let her know by the weekend. She also has some fat quarter batiks available for purchase.
The October evening program will be unique rulers and a refresher on paper piecing. Members are asked to bring any unique rulers they may have and the instructions on their use.
The Christmas party was discussed. Yellow is the colour for the fat quarter exchange. A volunteer is needed to write the story. The Christmas project is an embellishment project. Kits were handed out to use. Here is one way to use the kit.

Kathy finished quilting her mystery quilt

Sandra S displayed her church banner

Robin whipped up some eye glass cases

Nadine is making ragtime quilts

Lynn with her baby blanket