Tuesday, 7 May 2013

April 2013 Meeting Highlights

 Thirty Two members and Four guests turned out for our April Meeting. Most of our snowbirds have returned.  This made for a full day of fun and quilting, with so many of our members home for the summer.


An invitation was received from the Northern Health Region to attend a volunteer luncheon on April 22, 2013.

Below are Three of our comfort blocks sewn into quilt tops.  Now to get them quilted.  If any of our members want to take a quilt home to practice their machine quilting, or if you want to assemble a quilt from some of our fabric, please talk to Audrey or Kathy.

 This quilt top sewn from some of our comfort blocks, is being completed and will be sent to a wounded Canadian soldier, as a quilt of Valour.

Library Report

May/June 2013 Quiltmaker

A pattern book called Big Book of Scrap Quilts

Lotus Lullaby pattern

Old Business

The April 6 UFO day had 16 members attend.

The entry “I think I can wait til morning” is on its way to Churchill for the Northern Juried Art Show.

Two ladies were at the meeting and were presented with their quilts from Nadine’s personal challenge.  Several quilts are complete and ready to go to other recipients.

Some upcoming quilt shows are in Lethbridge AB on June 14th and 15th. Also in Winnipeg MB on May 24th to the 26th.

The guild is gathering a collection of metallic fat quarters and Moda Marbles or Moda Mates yardage if anyone has some to donate for future projects.

New Business

The next UFO day has been booked for Saturday May 11, 2013 from 9 to 5. 

Marg F made a motion that after you attend three UFO days the fourth one you attend is free.  

Rae B showed the fabric purchases she made for the guild while she wintered in BC.  

Eileen showed purchases she made for the guild while at the Arizona Quilt Show.

Plans are in place to begin production of the “Cattails in the Meadow” quilt for next year’s quilt show to be ready to start ticket sales in November.

Rae B made a motion to sell Quilt Show raffle tickets the fall before the quilt show at the Cranberry 
Christmas Craft sale and to raffle a day quilt there every other year. 

The new comfort block is an orange square, supplied by Nadine, and sewn as you can see in the photo below.


Kathy from Tamarack Shack had on hand for sale some Sew Fine thread from Superior Threads and a list of battings she has on hand.

Kathy also demonstrated month 4 of the Double Trouble Mystery Quilt.

 And for all our members and readers who doubt we will ever get Spring let alone summer, here is proof there is hope

Nadines Challenge quilts.

Some of these a made by Nadine and some have been made by other members.  If you want to be involved in this challenge, talk to Nadine.

Show and Tell

Happy Quilting!
Sandra D