Saturday, 22 January 2011

January 2011 Meeting

 There were 38 members present and 2 guests on a very cold evening.

 The library has two new books -- Rotary Cutting Revolution and Spinning Pinwheel Quilts. Five stencils have been placed in the library. Magazines received included the Jan/Feb Quiltmaker, Winter 2011 issue of The Canadian Quilter, Jan/Feb Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting,and the Winter issue of Quilter’s Connection,

This is a reminder that the Northern alphabet blocks are due in February.

The program for the evening was demonstrating various cutters and rulers ( our new christmas gifts).

Below are two different systems.  One is a ruler that allows you to ride your cutter along a

ridge in the ruler to keep from cutting crocked.  The other is a sharpener for your rotary cutting blade.
The members voted to purchase an Accuquilt go Cutter and some basic dies and mats.  It will be very handy to cut up our fabrics quickly and accurately for our comfort block kits. 

Lori and Kathy demonstrated the next level of the Mystery quilt, which is putting together starts.  Members were cautioned not to assume they know the next step and work ahead.

Audrey demonstrated the next comfort block which is available in a kit from the guild. It is a disappearing four patch. Members are reminded to please press the seams open for this patch to reduce bulk.


We had some show and tell in the evening, but not as many as usual, since most members were busy making things for Christmas.

Yvonne showed her lovely little girls alphabet quilt.

Lorna showed us a couple of her place mats. Two of Twelve.

 Lorna holding up her latest quilt, and Kathy displaying her Christmas quilt, which was a gift from her daughter.
 Some of the members holding up iron carriers/ironing pads.  These were gifts made by Eileen for her friends.  Great items for a quilting retreat.
 Lynn with another one of her lovely wall hangings.

 And last but certainly not least, Kathy with a lovely quilt she made from a bali collection "Let it snow"

The weather is still cold, so what else can we do but quilt.

Happy Quilting

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