Thursday, 18 June 2009

June Meeting

We had 42 members and 2 guests out for our June Meeting. The weather had taken a drastic turn from the snowfall last month and we were dealing with hot and humid conditions....SUMMER is finally here! But that didn't stop us from being very productive.

During the day we had about 20 guild members who worked in finishing up various projects. The missing flower block for our hand applique quilt was turned in and we were able to finish that top. The borders on the Tree quilt were added and that top was completed.
Eileen and Lorna continued to work on the library reorganization and catalogued all the patterns.

We also started and completed two Bargello quilt tops that were made from our February and March comfort blocks. Look how different they are with green sashing and off white sashing.

During the evening meeting 24 birdhouse blocks were returned and the comment " i don't know which one to choose.....I like them all" was heard a lot that night. But after the votes were counted the favorite one was Marg Faktor's block which had a robin in a nest (first one on the top row). Congratulations Marg!

The program for the evening was the demostration by Marg Faktor (shown below). She showed us how to make the Pointless Wonder and the Magic Tile blocks. In the afternoon at the July 14 meeting we will be making these two blocks into quilt tops. The best way to learn these blocks is to actually make them so if you can please come and help.

Here is the CWL's Raffle Quilt that will be drawn for in the fall. It was quilted by Kathy at the Tamarack Shack. See Rae if your interested in getting a ticket.

The comfort block for June and July is the paper pieced Popsicle block.
The Maple Leaf patterns that we will be using for the Quilt of Valour project is now available at the meetings. We ask that you use leaf colors, any season, and that the background be a light color. They can be turned in at anytime and you can make as many as you like.
It was announced that the new Manitobe Representive for the CQA is guild member Kathy Schwartz. She had a draw for a CQA Goodie bag and it was won by Lori Suss. (Honest ... it wasn't fixed, there were witnesses!)
Robin had mentioned that when she calls for cookies that she is getting a lot of wrong numbers. So we are asking members to please look on the check-in sheet to see that your information is current and if not see Yvonne or Raye with your correct contact information.
Show and Tell

Here is Robins Thimbleberry quilt... "Hey Robin can you lift it higher!!" It was quilted by Kathy and she feels she should have filled the window sill with more pies to make it more realistic!

Here is Melba's newest Stack and Whack and it was quilted by Kathy.

Here is Alene with her Mystery quilt. Her focus fabric is sunflowers and the bright orange fabaric is wonderful in it. Quilted by Kathy with free-hand sunflowers and leaves.

Nadines first bed size quilt and she did a fantastic job with the piecing!!! Quilted by Kathy.

Our summer guild member Doreen made this recycled rail fence quilt that included fabric from curtains in their cabin and a her mothers dress. Longarm quilted in Canmore.

Our Surprise "THANKS MARG" Show and Tell.
Here is Lorna and Rae being really good sports in this hot/humid weather wearing their parkas they made in Marg's class many years ago.

Evelyn, Rae and Lorna showing their embellished jacket from Marg's class. Humm....i think Rae's still needs a bit of assembly and when will we see that finished Rae??

Alene and Lori showing their bags from Marg's Cathedral Windows class. Hey ladies, i like how your outfits match your bags!

Here is Lorna and Lynn with their COMPLETED beginner class quilt. And their were a few brave souls that came with their beginner quilts still in a neat little pile of just blocks.

And here is Audrey showing one of the many crafts that Marg taught at her classes out at Cranberry.
It was a fun Show and Tell with many stories shared.....including Val's $75 panties story (no sample show) from Marg's lingerie class!
And Marg don't worry we still need you to help us with our quilting/sewing projects, that will never change.