Monday, 25 October 2010

More Culture Days Pictures

I just received a few more pictures of our Culture Days activities.  Thought it would be nice to show you our guild members enjoying the day and that we did actually have kids stop by to try the free motion quilting!

Friday, 22 October 2010

October Meeting

I want to start this post with a big THANK YOU to one of our guild members.  I was planning on mentioning this at the guild meeting but totally forgot as the quilts she worked on were not at the meeting.
So Thank-You Marg H. for all the work you have done on our Comfort Quilts, especially the 17 Ragtime quilts you wash, mended and found homes for.  This bouquet of flowers is for you.  I'm sure you are glad to not have the flannel fluff all over you and your house anymore!

Below is a picture of 6 of the comfort quilts that will be donated to a family of 6 orphans, each one labeled with the childs name.

We had a fantastic response to our request of Pet themed blocks to make an SPCA raffle quilt.  These blocks will be made into a quilt in the next two months so we can have it ready to donate in the spring.
We will be participating in the Northern Country Crafters Show at the Creighton Community Hall on Saturday November 6 from 10am to 4pm.  This is the one day we will be selling tickets on our Irish Chain quilt so please stop by and get a few tickets, the draw is at 4pm that day. If you have any quilted items you would like to sell please contact me (Kathy) and bring you items to the Hall on the 6th at 8:30.

We have a Retreat planned at the church on Nov 12 and 13 from 9am to 9pm each day.  We are having a Pot Luck supper on the 12th so if you find you can make it please come with some goodies and join in the fun!

We will be having an executive meeting at 5pm on November 16th ( guild day) and it is open to all members.

Reminder that our December meeting date has changed and it is now on Wednesday December 15th.
Activities planned for the Christmas party are the Christmas Craft, 8 1/2" Toy Block Contest, Scrappy Challenge, Blue Fat Quarter Exchange, Silent Auction and Meals on Wheels Placemats donation.
And don't forget to bring a guest to the Christmas party!
Here is a picture of the three Disappearing Nine Patch quilts that were made at the Culture Days Quilting Station in September.

Part 2 of the Mystery Quilt was demostrated and all the members were excited to see we were starting with Flying Geese!!  Okay maybe we were the only ones excited but we tried this new 'No Crumbs' method and gave it two thumbs up.  Hope the guild members participating do too.
The new Northern Alphabet quilt has started and members randomly picked there letters.  There are a few letters left so it is not to late to join in.

October Show and Tell

We had a smaller Show and Tell this month but we still have a lot of great pictures to share.
Here is Helens 'Monster/Alien' quilt that got a wonderful reaction from the crowd!
Next is Lorna's Hugs and Kisses quilt that she made from her scraps...that could go in our Scrap contest Lorna!
Lori with Halloween placemats that she made using up all her left over Halloween fabrics...yes another Scrap challenge project.
Robin with guessed it, placemat made from her scraps.  She used dryer sheets as a foundation for the strip piecing...great tip!
Here is Nadine with two adorable Halloween wallhangings.
Norma with her beautiful Star quilt.
 Even though it was a smaller Show and Tell this month, it didn't disappoint!  Thanks for showing your quilts ladies.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Culture Days

On Sept 24 and 25 we had a Quilting Station set up at the Creighton Sportex Rink as part of the Culture Days Art Show and Artist Demostrations.  Friday was for the school programming and I was surprised at the number of kids that did stop by and try to free motion.  We had small quilt sandwiches made up for anyone who wanted to give it a try and then we donate them to the local SPCA for cat quilts.
 As you can see it was VERY cold in that rink and I didn't take my jacket off until after lunch.

Here are some guild member entries in the Art Show that was taking place on the other end of the rink.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

October Meeting Reminders

Just a reminder to all that our guild meeting day is Tuesday, October 19th. We will start our day at 9:00 a.m. and our meeting at 7:00 p.m. Come any time during the day or come just for the meeting. All of us are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday. 

Morning: Personal projects and guild projects. If you plan to work on your own projects, please bring your machine.
Afternoon: “Get to Know Your Sewing Machine”. Bring your machine and your manual. Guild projects will continue for those who prefer to work on them.
Evening Program: Stash Mangagement—This will be a round table where we all get to share our ideas and methods of managing our fantastic stashes. Remember stashes are not just fabric, but thread and batting too. Bring your ideas, samples, pictures and anything you need to demonstrate your ideas.

Also remember:
Tuesday evening is the deadline for SPCA pet theme blocks. Blocks may be any size.
Return your Maple Leaf and Simple Pinwheel blocks for Quilts of Valour
Bring copies of the recipes for the cookies, cakes, muffins, dips and other treats that you have brought in the past to guild meetings or retreats, or are bringing to guild on Tuesday. Give these to Robin or Audrey and we will see they are compiled into a recipe book for the next quilt show. Let’s try to remember a copy of the recipe each time we bring treats to share.

Happy stitching,

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

September 2010

36 member and 2 Guests where at the September 21 meeting.

Lorie and Kathy demonstrated the first month of the new Mystery quilt.

We had several ladies show their completed quilted bag from the August afternoon workshop

The Northern Country Crafters are having their craft show in the Creighton Community Hall on November 6th. The Guild will be renting 2 tables.

The guild is having their retreat on Nov 12 and 13th at the church.

Christmas Party items to remember included: the 8 1/2 inch Toy themed block, a blue fat quarter for the game, the scrap challenge (members make an item out of just their scraps and bring it to the party) and our Meals on Wheels place mats donation.

The Christmas party will be Wednesday December 15th.

The comfort block for September/October is displayed below. More kits are available for making maple leaf blocks for the Quilts of Valour.

A new project was introduced. An Alphabet quilt. This quilt will be entered in the next Juried Art Show. At the next meeting packets will be handed out with an alphabet letter and ideas for making 12 1/2 inch blocks. These blocks will be due in February.

The deadline for the blocks for the SPCA Raffle quilt is the October meeting so the quilt can be competed before Feb/March.

Comfort quilt to be completed and given to a young girl under going Chemo.

Members who bring cookies for the break are asked to bring a copy of the recipe. A cookbook of these recipes will be compiled to sell at the next quilt show.
The October program will be personal and guild quilting in the morning. Getting to know your sewing machine (bring your machine and manual) will be the afternoon activity. the evening topic will be stash management. (Bring your ideas to share of how you store your fabric)

Sandra and Audry with their quilts from the Bible group

Rae with her completed worm quilt

Marg's Attic Windows

and the other Marg's Stack and Whack

Eileen's Baby Quilt

Good bye till Christmas. Until then
Happy Quilting!