Sunday, 13 April 2014

Meeting Highlights March 2014

Twenty four members turned out to our meeting and there were no guests


An invitation was received from the NHR to a volunteer luncheon on April 15th from 11am to 2pm at St. Anne’s Hall.

Library Report

March/April 2014 Quiltmaker
March/April 2014 Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting
Spring 2014 Canadian Quilter
The membership draw was won by Donna H

Old Business

17 ladies and 2 guests attended the March 7th and 8th retreat. The guild is looking for ideas on what the by the UCW for the use of the kitchen.

The March UFO is on March 22nd from 9 to 5.

The guild has been invited to shop at the Fabriculous booth on May 3rd at Baker’s Narrows Lodge during the Quilting with Friends retreat.

Ecole McIsaac School junior high students will be participating in a Suicide Awareness day and will be displaying the banners assembled by the guild.

10 kid’s bags have been given to Child and Family Services

New Business

A road trip to Fabriculous in Swan River resulted in an idea of holding a retreat in Swan River together with the Crocus Quilter’s Guild from Dauphin.  A date of the September 19th weekend has been chosen.  A tentative cost will be $125.  This includes all meals except Saturday breakfast. It will be a work on your own project weekend.  Several members are interested. Accommodations will be up to the quilters attending. More details will follow.

Several dates have been confirmed including all 2014 meeting dates on the third Tuesday of each month.  Other confirmed dates are:
April 12th     UFO day                                                June 7th   UFO/Beginners with Mentors
May 17th     UFO/ Free Motion Quilting            June 14th         UFO/Beginners with Mentors
May 24th     UFO/Free Motion Quilting            July 12th           UFO day
                                                                        August 16th          UFO day

Audrey’s president block will be demonstrated in May.

32 water bottle covers were sent to Dauphin.  Eileen M. and Robin M. will present them at the April meeting.

Posters and cards advertising the quilt show are available. 

Remember your Paint Chip Challenge for the quilt show and you need an entry form to go with it.

Members need to bake 3 dozen cookies for the Quilt Show.  They need to be at the hall by Friday morning or early afternoon.

Marg L. And Kathy D. Are collecting items for the toonie parade and have a list of basket themes that are developing.

Setup for the show will be Thursday April 12th.  Some men volunteers are needed to help.

The project for Beginners with Mentors will be the Mahjong Quilt pattern.

Comfort Block

Audrey demonstrated the Faux Braid, Quarter Log Cabin block.  The guild will supply the dark fabrics and some lights.  Lights should be off whites and creams.

Here are three quilts made from previous comfort blocks


Audrey displayed several label designs and methods

Show and Tell

See you at the April Meeting

Happy Quilting


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