Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Party Reminders

Our guild Christmas party of only two days away so here are your reminders for the day:

- Party starts at 6:30 with Happy Cookie Time!
- Bring a friend or two as more the merrier.
-We will be raffling off our Good Tidings quilt (pictured above), tickets $2 each.
-We will have a few fabric bundles for draws as well, again tickets $2 each.
-Bring your silent auction items to guild before 5pm and the auction will start at 6:30pm
-Bring your cookies if you signed up on the Cookie list for December.
-Coffee money will be donated to the Food Bank
-We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank as well.
-Bring your Black and White print fat quarter wrapped in brown paper for our exchange game.
-If you made a placemat for Meals on Wheels please bring that!
- Bring your Show and Tell and we are drawing from the jar this month.
- Bring a holiday mug for your cider or coffee.

See you all Tuesday!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

November 2014 Meeting Highlights

The daytime workers were very busy putting together a few quilt tops that have been sitting in our cupboard.  Do you remember making the Churn Dash blocks and the Exploding Pineapple blocks?  They are now quilt tops!

We also finished piecing the Lug Nuts quilt from the August Workshop and this will be our next Quilt Show raffle quilt.  Talk about being ahead of the game!

Here is our finished quilt for the Cranberry Portage Craft sale raffle.   Thanks to all that helped make the quilt and who sold tickets.

At our evening meeting we had 28 members present and we were able to present the Elks with 12 baby quilts for their Christmas hampers.   We also had quilts ready to be sent to Safe Haven, Flin Flon Family Services, Creigton Child and Family, Kids First North, Flin Flon Families First and Cree Nation Child and Family.

Here is this months Round Robin results, looking good ladies!
Next months instructions - 'put on point and then either applique or use a special ruler that you own."

Andy Burbidge from Flin Flon Insurance came to talk to us about insuring our quilts as well as what the guild would need to do if we wanted to insure our supplies at the church. Lots to think about and I hope everyone ran home to take pictures of all there belonging like he suggested!

Wendy from Fabriculous in Swan River is interested in coming up here next year to teach a workshop on a great tote bag.  When we have more info we will let you know!

Now to Show and Tell

Another wonderful Show and Tell ladies!
Just a reminder that we have a UFO day on Saturday, Dec 6 and that our Christmas party is on our regular guild day, Tuesday Dec 16.

Here is your reminder list for our Christmas party.

-Party starts at 6:30, we call that Happy Cookie Time!
-Bring a friend or two, the more the merrier.
-Bring 3 dozen cookies if you signed up on the Cookie List.
-Bring a nonperishable food item for the Food Bank. 
-The Silent Auction will start at 6:30 so if you have an item to donate please have it at the church before 5pm.
-Placemats to be donated to Meal on Wheels
-Black and White print fat quarter for our exchange game and have it wrapped in a brown paper bag.
-We will have our second Good Tidings quilt up for raffle as well as a few amazing fabric bundle draws so bring your change and your cheque books to buy tickets!!
-We will be donating our coffee money and left over cookies to the Lord's Bounty Food Bank.
- Bring your Show and Tell and this month we do our draw from the Show and Tell jar!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

October 2014 Meeting Highlights

We had a small group working on guild projects during the day and 32 members and 2 guests for our evening meeting.

During the day we were busy finishing the binding on the Elk's baby quilts and they will be picked up by the Elks at our November meeting.

We also finished piecing our second Christmas raffle quilt that will be drawn for at the Cranberry Portage craft sale.   It is now quilted and just needs the binding.

We had a great display of the button hole circle and cat applique blocks made by members.

The first round of the guilds Round Robin was completed and the next months instruction is to add a border.

Our Program for the evening was making Strip blocks using Bounce Dryer Sheets, demonstrated by Marg Faktor.

The guild is going to make a quilt using this technique and asking member to make a block in shades of  BLUE to bring back to the November or December meeting.  The blocks should be trimmed to 6 1/2" x 9".

We had a nice turnout for our October Fall retreat at the church.  The Pot Luck supper was delicious and members were busy working on a lot of wonderful quilting projects!

The Swan River retreat as also a success and plans for another on in April 2015 is in the works!

Now to Show and Tell 

Our Christmas Raffle quilt is very well at the Creighton Craft Sale, thank you to everyone involved in its making and that sold tickets!

Happy quilting!