Saturday, 31 December 2011

Christmas Party 2011

We and 39 members and 18 guests to our annual quilt Christmas Party.
Happy cookie time started at 6PM, with our members bringing alone a beautiful variety of cookies.  Yum!
They started right into our silent auction as you can see below.

Minutes from the November meeting were not read and most business was set aside for the evening so we could proceed with our annual Christmas party.

 A special thank you was given to Marg H for all the time and effort she has given looking after our Comfort Quilts. 

Information on a quilt retreat to be held at Baker’s Narrows Lodge on May 4-6, 2012 was presented by Sandra Buchberger (Cranberry Portage) and Sue Harper (The Pas). (Participants can work on own projects or make a table runner or topper in a class taught by Marie Minaudier. Cost for the Retreat is $290.00and is due by January 31 ,2012)

The craft for the evening was an Origami 3D Flower which was led by Yvonne H

Sixty-six placemats were donated for the Meals on Wheels program. 

Our coffee money donation  will be given to the Vocational Training Centre.

The Membership draw was won by Marg H

The Show and Tell draw for July to December was won by Yvonne H

Kathy S won a copy of the Northern Alphabet Book.  This draw was for those who had made a block for our Northern Alphabet Banner.

The fabric raffle draw was won by Sue H, a guest from The Pas.

The Snowman Quilt draw was won by Sandra D.

 Here is a photo of the last snowman quilt.  This will be available for raffle at the quilt show

 The X block quilt is finished and will be taken home to quilt by Kathy
 Robin took the extra fabric from the X block home and created this lovely quilt.
 Our craft for the evening was large paper flowers to be used as table decorations at our quilt show this spring.  They should be just great on our tea tables.
 To finish off the evening we had our annual fat quarter exchange in the form of the paper bag game.  Donna's game story is in a previous post.
To close Rae B issued the following challenge to our members:

(Rae's Challenge is for each guild member to make a comfort quilt in 2012.
It can be an infant, child, teen or adult male or female.
Try a new pattern or one of your old favorites.
The guild is always available to help with basting, pinning, batting, backing or even fabric if needed.
A draw will be held at the 2012 Christmas party. Each quilt donated gives you a chance for a great prize.
So one quilt-one chance but two quilts gives you two chances!)

Here is our show and tell for the evening.  There are a lot of quilts and placemats.

So till next year, 
Happy Quilting, Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.
Sandra D

Christmas Party Paper Bag Game

And all through the house, every creature was stirring, including the mouse.  All the quilts had been hung by the right corners with care—in hopes that a large crowd would soon be there.
All the right forms were completed and pinned to each piece—the left, lower label displayed for hanging ease.  Nothing left to chance right before the big day.
Right near the entrance, our new challenge debuts- right front and center to ensure the best views.   Visions of ballipops and jellyrolls dance before our eyes- each one its own masterpiece that fills the right size.  With the right fabric color, and right theme displayed, the creators have shown us an awesome parade.
All through the hall there arose such a clatter, we sprang from our chairs amid all the chatter.  Away to the frames we flew like a flash—hanging and clamping and righting the sash.
Quilts to the right, quilts to the back, runners and placemats to the left of the tea- tables at the left of the stage.  Weaving among all the awesome displays,-- right, left, right again—it’s all so great, this talent portrayed.
Our raffle is always a really big hit—a chance to have the right ticket drawn to win one of the beautiful items our guild members have created.  There won’t be a ticket left for there is something for everyone—the right size, right age-group, and the right color combinations.
Audrey and Marg can be counted on to teach us new things, using the right rulers, right patterns, right templates, right techniques, and if anyone is left with any questions, they are right there to help with the right information and right suggestions until no doubts are left.
We always serve cookies to all who attend, but of course we only serve cookies that have left out the calories, left out the cholesterol, and left out all harmful color and additives.
So you see, every two years we put on a right jolly old show, and in a twinkling of an eye, we are heard to exclaim as the last quilt left on the frame comes down---“Let’s all dash-a-way, dash- a- way, dash- a- way all—back to our drawing boards, for two years is just right around the corner.  Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night”

* edited on Nov 1, 2015*   Here is more info on our game. We use Fat Quarters in this game so all the participates bring a fat quarter and will then leave with a fat quarter at the end of the game. We pick a theme or colour of fat quarter each year.  We also stand in a large circle as that is much easier than moving chairs and makes it easier to pass the bags.  We use a new story every year, some we write ourselves or you can find many Left/Right stories on the internet to use.  There is a lot of laughing with game so we hope you try it at your guild meeting!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Guild Christmas Party Reminders

Our guild's Christmas party will be on Tuesday December 20, our regular guild day.   Here is an outline of all the activities and draws we will have at our party.

During the afternoon if you have an item for the Silent Auction please bring it to Nadine before the evening meeting so she has time to organize that activity.

We start our evening activities at 6:30 so we can enjoy some cookies and visit with friends.  If you have a special festive cup to bring along so we can reduce the amount of sytrofoam cups we use that would be great.   7:00 is when we start the Silent Auction and have a quick business meeting. We will have some special guests this month that will give a presentation on a special event that is happening in the spring. 

We will have a Fabric draw as well as a draw for the Snowman quilt. Tickets $2.

Our craft will be lead by Yvonne and it will be......well let's keep that a surprise!  Lets just say no glue or glitter will be harmed in the making of this craft :)

If you have made placemats for Meals On Wheels please bring those.

We will have our Show and Tell draw, our Membership draw, and a bonus draw for the members that participated in the making of the Northern Alphabet Banner quilt. Myrna Guymer donated a copy of the book it was inspired by and we will have a draw for the book.

We will end the evening with our Fat Quarter Story so make sure you have your wrapped red fat quarter and if your bring friends make sure they have one too so they can play our game.

One last note, we asked for suggestions for a title for our Recipe Book and we will postpone that until January. If you have any suggestions and will not be at the January meeting please pass your ideas onto Robin or Maxine this month.

Robin has sent out reminders if your on the cookie list for December.

Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday!!
Merry Christmas!

Friday, 18 November 2011

November Meeting Highlights

It was a snowy November day but that didn`t prevent the 26 members and 2 guests from attended the meeting.
We had a great day on November 5 at both craft sales. The winner of our Snowman Quilt was guild member Wanda Sproxton.
We held a Quilt Show Meeting and most of the jobs have been filled.  It was decided that the next theme for our 12 1/2" block contest for the show is going to be Insects. The Twoonie Parade is going to be organized a bit differently this time. We will have 10 baskets with different themes and Marg Lyle and Cathy Dyck will be coordinating this part of the show. Members can get together in groups and pick a theme to donate items to create a basket and let Marg know what theme you have picked and who has donated to the basket.
Plans for our Recipe book are going well and Maxine would like all the recipes sent to her by January 31, 2012.
We will be participating in the Cranberry Portage Craft Show on Dec 3 and selling quilted items and tickets on our Bargello quilt.

Here are the 14 quilts we are donating to the Elk's Christmas Hampers.

Guild's Show and Tell.

The President`s Block for Kathy was demonstrated by Audrey.  The guild provides the batik background fabric and members are asked to provide the 6 different batik scraps for the rest of the block. When four of these blocks are put together they make a Scrappy Jewel Box block.

Now for an excellent Member`s Show and Tell.   From big projects to small, we love them all.