Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

May 2011

There were 36 members present and no guests at our May meeting.

Kathy showed our members the completed comfort quilts returned to the meeting.
These two quilts were made from our  member's orphan blocks. 

 Kathy and Eileen are displaying the quilt made at the April meeting, using the twister ruler.  What a lovely quilt.
The ruler was so addictive that some of our members came to to meeting with projects they completed using the ruler.
 Eileen's lovely place matts

 And Kathy's baby quilt.
A few of our members have completed their mystery quilts from last winter

Organizing and sewing quilts for the Touch Quilt project in support of the Alzheimer’s Society will be the activity for next guild day (June 21 from 9 am to 5 pm.  Donations of 6 inch block of various textured fabrics are welcomed.).  The guild received a donation of fabric from CADAC.   Some of this fabric can be used for the Touch Quilt project.
 Sherri is holding up a sample of a touch quilt. 

Our winter wear blocks were sewn together, and once the quilt is quilted and bound, it will be donated to CADAC for their raffle.

 Some of the little hexs blocks have been turned it.  This photo should help you with ideas for your own little hex square.
 The new comfort quilt block for June and July is easy pinwheels, as demonstrated by Kathy and Robin.

We had a small turn out for the meeting, but that didn't dampen any one's enthusiasm.  We had lots of show and tell.  So sit back and enjoy.

Happy Quilting!


Sunday, 1 May 2011

Meeting for April 2011

There were 37 members present and one guest at our regular April meeting

Here is Kathy holding up three comfort quilts made from the orphan blocks donated by some of our members.  It looks like they are ready to go out and be machine quilted.

The Creighton Copper Fair is being held on September 9th & 10th and there is a Quilting Retreat in Duck Lake, SK from July 22,23, & 24, for any interested members.

Several new items were added to the library including the current issues of Quiltmaker, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting and Quilter’s World, the pattern for the recent Mystery Quilt called “Stars for Audrey”, and a book titled Let’s Twist and its accompanying templates – the Twister and Lil’ Twister. (If any members are interested in purchasing these templates they should let Heather know ASAP.)

Here is a photo of the Let's Twist made at the afternoon meeting.  Kathy made a runner out of the little ruler and the large ruler made this quilt top

It was decided at the last meeting to rent out the GO cutter to members on the morning of Guild day in two hour sessions at a fee of $10.  A sheet will be available on the table from now on if you’re interested in signing up to rent the GO cutter. The new GO Die is the 8 ½” Rag Square. A binder of resources for the cutter is also available.

It was decided that the raffle quilt for 2012 will be a Bargello pattern and the fabric for this quilt was displayed.

Sheri Fox presented information about the Alzheimer’s Society’s “Touch Quilt Project” which will be an activity that our Guild will be pursuing. Sheri is requesting donations of 6 inch squares of textured fabrics. (Bring to next meeting. Examples are fun fur, denim, fleece, minky – avoid cotton)

 The comfort block is Anita’s ArrowHead and is continued from last month.

The program for the evening was Creative Little Hexes, demonstrated by Audrey Neufeld.  Kits are available.
All the Northern alphabet banners have been completed and are ready to enter into the Art show.

Once again we had an outstanding show and tell.  Here are some of them.  Enjoy!

Happy Quilting!