Friday, 25 June 2010

June 2010 Meeting

26 members turned out on a beautiful spring day to work on quilts and take in the meeting.

Audry won the ice cream cone draw and we have a great assortment of blocks to make comfort quilts.

The comfort block for June/July is Scrappy stars and was demonstrated by Robin. The background fabric is provided and the block should be done in masculine colours. The two smaller blocks or crumbs should be returned as well.

Robin is showing what the final result will be.

Ours will be more like this sample with the light centers and the saw tooth border

A Recycle sale (unwanted fabric, tools, thread, etc.) with proceeds to the guild will be held as a part of the July evening meeting.
Members are asked to sign up if they wish to take part in the workshop to make a quilt carry bag during the afternoon of the August guild day.
Orphan blocks will continue to be collected.
Entry forms are available for the Culture days art show to be held Sept 24/25 at the Sportex. They can be any quilted item and have been entered in other shows. Deadline for entry is Sept 7
A new blocks contest of our Christmas party on December 21 was introduced. The theme is toys and the blocks will be 8 1/2 inches unfinished.
Blue is the colour for the Christmas fat quarter exchange.

The program for the evening was marking tools, led by Audrey

Robin's curved black and white

Evelyn's baby quilts

Eileen's peeking behind her baby quilt

Lorna proudly displays her completed mystery

Happy Quilting!

June Quilt Retreat

Thirteen members took part in our June retreat. I was a very successful event with many positive comments about the lighting, cutting area, and overall working space.

We arranged each others blocks, and discussed the arrangement, and rearranged again. Great fun.
Stories and ideas were discussed while the machines whirred.

A good time by all

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

"You're Just Going to Have to Trust Us!"

Yes, that is indeed the title of our next Mystery Quilt that is set to begin in September. You can pick up the fabric requirement list at the guild meeting on Tuesday. (If you won't be there feel free to contact Lori or Kathy and we can send you a copy.) Below are some samples fabrics that would work beautifully. This quilt looks great with a dark or light background. The key is contrast. Detailed explanations are included with the fabric requirements, but as they say a picture is worth a thousand words!

Kathy will be on hand at the meeting to answer any questions and preview any fabric selections for suitability. I will be away at Camp Whitney with the Grade 6 classes from McIsaac, so have a fun and productive meeting!