Wednesday, 30 January 2013

January 2013 Meeting Highlights

It was a very cold day but 27 members turned out to our meeting in the evening and
we had a very busy day putting together quilt tops.

We tried out a new design board and have decided that the club needs one of their own.

 During the evening meeting:

A thank-you card was received from Families First for the quilts donated to their organization.

The October, 2011 American Patchwork & Quilting and the pattern Coconuts were donated to the library.

The cost for those participating in UFO days will be $10.

Meals on Wheels received 51 placemats, Cree Nations Child and Family Agency received 5 quilts, Flin Flon Child and Family Services 5 quilts and Child and Family services 6 quilts at our Christmas party.

From a discussion it was decided to donate a quilt to a local resident living on her own.

There were 77 quilts in total donated to our community and surrounding areas in 2012.

 Alex B has agreed to stand as our guild vice-president.

Dates for an upcoming guild retreat are being explored. Nadine  made a motion to hold a retreat on March 1st and 2nd, 2013 if space is available. The majority is in favor.

Robin M will book the February UFO.

Quilting With Friends will hold a retreat at Baker’s Narrows Lodge on May 3,4,5, 2013.  They would like 24 participants to take part.  Contact Audrey N for contact information.

Kathy S demonstrated the first step in the cutting and sewing of the Double Trouble Mystery Quilt. 

 Show and Tell

We had a small show and tell for January.  Enjoy!

Happy Quilting

Sandra D

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Christmas 2012 Meeting

The meeting was called to order by Audrey N.  There were 32 members present and 12 guests. 
The members came out earlier for our Happy Cookie Time and socializing before the 
A Merry Christmas email to all her quilting friends was received from Marg F
Greetings and Happy Holidays was received from the Women’s Resource Center’s board and staff.

A thank you was received from the Elks Lodge #232 for the Christmas Cheer quilts.

Below is President Audrey with our  quilt donation to the Cree Nation Child and Family Services
 And her she is again handing over all those placemats  ( 51 ) for meals on Wheels for Flin Flon and Creighton.
 We all had a wonderful time bidding on a purchasing the wonderful items available at the silent auction table.

Cranberry Craft Sale quilt tickets sold well, and the winner was our member Evelyn B. 

There is still a call out to have someone let their name stand for vice-president of the guild.

The church has been booked for a UFO on January 19, 2013 from 9 to 5.  All are welcome and those attending will split the cost of rent.

The “Last Baby of the Year” quilt is ready to go.

Tamarack Shack will be bringing thread for sale to the meetings and will be taking requests for specific thread.

A Quilt Retreat is being planned for May 5, 6, 2013 at Baker’s Narrows Lodge by the same group as last year.  More details will be made available at the January meeting.

The evening featured many personal projects for show and tell.

Kathy S led the silent auction.

The June to Dec. Show and Tell draw was won by Melba M.

Rae’s Challenge draw of a fat quarter bundle was won by Kathy S.

The fabric draws were won by Kathy S and Genie D
Funds and the leftover treats were donated to the Vocational Training Center.

Sandra S demonstrated the felt mitten craft for the evening. 

 The pincushion vote and prize was won by Audrey Neufeld. How could you decide?

Lorna Heuchert and Evelyn Black led everyone in an entertaining fat quarter exchange story.

 The quilt was won by Linda O

Show and Tell

And of course the show and tell for the evening was terrific.  Enjoy!

 Merry Christmas and Happy Quilting
Sandra D