Tuesday, 28 April 2009

April 2009 Meeting

We had quit a few enthusiastic members show up on Tuesday morning. Some of our snow birds returned home, myself included. There was a lot of show and tell that morning.
Some of us had our mystery blocks all completed, so we layed them out in various ways, to decide which combination worked with the different colours.
Then we got to work. We pieced together a country style quilt with the paper pieced tree blocks our members made a while ago.

39 members and 3 quests turned out for the evening meeting.
We have a new book in the library called Stack'n Whack Ipedia.

Our program for the evening was piecing the Tumbling block. Demonstrations were done by Marg F
Members are asked to return Comfort and Remberance blocks. A quilt will be started once enough blocks are back. As you can see we have been receiving some, but we need 18 to make a quilt.
The turtle blocks are also turning out very nicely. Please remember to bring yours to the next meeting.

The bird house blocks are due in June. A reminder not to use fusing on these blocks. Here are some of the blocks that have already been turned into the Guild. There should be some ideas there to get you started.
The 15 kid's travel bags that were received in March have been passed onto Family Services. More bags are welcome, with the pattern available from the Guild.

Here is Marg F with her completed Northwoods quilt.

Here is some of the show and tell from the April meeting.

Orla showed us her wall hanging. Lots of hand applique by Orla and I believe Kathy did the quilting. This is the flip flop quilt Cheryl was working on at the retreat. All finished.

Kathy finished quilting Lorna's Thimbleberry quilt. Lovely. Marg F. also showed her lovely Thimbleberry quilt.

Donna proudly displays her first quilt. Beautiful work Donna, all hand quilted. We saw it for three retreats, now we are looking forward to seeing her next hand quilted retreat project.

Robin is holding up only one of her many show and tells for the evening.

Here is how Rae put her mystery block together.

Marg is pleased with her design
Michelle had a whole different idea

And Lori just followed the instructions.

Nice quilt tops ladies.
Till next month Happy Quilting!

The Retreat

The quilting retreat held at the Victoria Inn on April 18th and 19th was a great success.
A total of 17 member showed up to work on various projects
There were quite a few ladies working on their mystery quilt blocks. Robin brought her fabulous hot pepper jelly, and she worked on a paper piecing project all weekend.
Kathy was working on a Bali precut curves kit, while Gail paper pieced trees.

More mystery blocks being pieced together.

There was a flannel quilt and and interesting bubble applique quilt going together here.

There was lots of visiting on Sunday. A great weekend!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Retreat time again.

It will be held at the Victoria Inn room 101 on Saturday April 18 from 9am to about 9pm and on Sunday April 19 from 9am to 3pm.
Bring your sewing machine, extention cord, sewing kits and your quilting projects to work on. We will have one ironing board and iron, two cutting mats and cutters, one 8" x24" ruler and one 6"x24" ruler.
Don't forget your Floral/spring themed fat quater, two copies of a cookie/goodie recipe, your coffee mug and half a dozen cookies or appetizers for us to nibble on.
What would a retreat be without a treat.....just a re. :)

See you there.