Thursday 19 February 2009

February Meeting

We had a small group out during the day to work on the vintage quilt, just have the borders left to add on. A lot of finished quilts were getting labels sewn on and bindings finished so we have a nice collection of comfort quilts again that need a good home.

We decided that we should have a machine quilting workshop in the afternoon of the March Meeting. We pieced together small quilt 'sandwiches' for members to practice on and then these quilts well be donated to the no pressure for perfect stitches! I'm hoping this will be a fun practice and help boost members confidence in there machine quilting. We would like to see more members taking home our comfort quilt to quilt. So bring your sewing machines and extension cords to the March meeting and we will quilt from 1 pm to 5pm. We will have plenty of quilt sandwiches to work on but if you want to bring your own the cat size quilt is 20"x20" and the dog size is 36" x 38". We will show you how to baste the small quilts too.

We have a retreat planned for April 18 and 19 at the Victoria Inn. Hope to have another good turn out for that event.

Some of our Bargello blocks were turned in at the meeting and they look amazing! I look forward to seeing the rest at the March meeting.

(Humm...that picture took me 10 minutes to upload, and it won't center...i'll have to get a lesson from Sandra when she comes back.)

We had one of the best Show and Tell's in a long time, a lot of members participating. I guess we are all keeping warm by our sewing machines this winter. Here is Lorna's Northwoods quilt and a purse to match!

(Yah, i got it centered!)

Here is Audrey with a table topper.

Here is Marg teaching us how to make Attic Windows and also giving us some information on sewing needles.

And finally here is Lori and Kathy's Trend Tex Challenge that will be sent to Quilt Saskatoon 2009. I think the sanity of the Trend Tex employee who picks these fabrics is in question, don't you.
Have a great month of quilting and we will see you in March.

Keep Fondling Fabric!

Friday 13 February 2009

February Meeting Notice

Just a reminder that our next meeting is on Tuesday, February 17 at the United Church from 9am to 9pm.

During the day we will be working on putting together a quilt using the paper pieced tree blocks we made last year...remember those.

Also at the last meeting we started putting together a quilt using vintage blocks that are hand and machine pieced. These blocks were originally bought at a garage sale and after many years of being stored away and not made into a quilt they were going to be thrown out by there owner. But instead they were donated to the guild and I think they are going to make a beautiful quilt.

If your having trouble with your Bargello block bring it the afternoon workshop and we will be happy to help you with it.

The program for the evening is Attic Window and Marg Faktor will show us how to put an Attic window sashing on our hand appliqued flowers.

Hope to see you all on Tuesday.