Saturday, 19 March 2011

March 2011 Meeting Highlights

There was a total of 32 members and 3 guests out for our meeting in the evening.

The turn out for the day was a little smaller than usual, but we were productive.
All the Alphabet squares were squared up and pieced, layered and pinned for quilting.
·       They require simple outline quilting and need to be completed before the April meeting so they can be completed in time for the Northern Juried Art Show.

     Six fabric leaf bowls were completed to fill the request from the CQA for Quilt Ontario which is being held in London, May 25-28.  Audrey also completed a wall hanging/table topper from guild fabric that had been used for a demonstration that will also be sent to be used as a prize.

We had a great turn out for our Comfort blocks for January February.  The disappearing four Patch

Audrey demonstrated our new block for March and April.
Anita’s Arrowheads is the new comfort block.   Please use masculine fabrics and colors for the additional fabric (blues, greens, browns.)

Some of our comfort quilts were returned after being quilted by some of our members.

 Lori showed us her latest fabric dying projects.

·       Our retreat will be held April 15-16 at Northminster United Church.  We will have a potluck supper on Friday night.  The day will begin at 9:00 a.m.

·       The guild Go! Cutter will be available for members to rent during the morning of guild days.  Two time slots are available 9-11 am or 11-1pm at a cost of $10 per two hour session.  A signup sheet will be available at each guild meeting.   The GO! Cutter will be available for guild projects in the afternoon.
·       Guild members can receive a 10% discount on fabric at Bliss Fabrics and crafts.

Once again we had an amazing Show and Tell show.  So take you time and enjoy the photos.

Happy Quilting!
See you next month

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Last Month of the Mystery Project

Just a reminder that March is the final month for "You're Just Going To Have to Trust Us" Mystery Quilt  Project and if you have your quilt top pieced according to February's layout you could win this bundle of fabric.  How is that for incentive!!
Please bring your quilt top to the meeting to have your name entered in the draw or email a picture of your quilt top to Lori or myself, our addresses are on the first page of instructions.

We are looking forward to sharing the last month of instructions with you.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Quilt Fever

I came across this great little National Film Board of Canada short on quilting that I thought everyone would enjoy.  Click this link and it will take you to the film Quilt .

Have a great day