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.

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