Wednesday, 24 September 2014

September 2014 Meeting Highlights

We had a snowy September meeting but that didn't keep our members away.   The evening meeting had 34 members present and 2 guests.

This month was the start to our Round Robin project and we have 11 member participating.  Each member brought a quilt block and they were exchange with the instruction to 'add a border.' Looking forward to seeing how these blocks change each month!

Sheri handed out prized for the UFO Challenge and Sandra Schroeder won for the oldest UFO, from 1972, and Marg Faktor won for the most UFO's completed.

19 baby quilts were made for the Elk Christmas hampers and some members took them home to finish the binding.  We will share pictures next month!

There is a new quilt shop opening in Winnipeg called Keystone Quilts and they are having a Grand Opening Event on October 10 starting at 10am.  Here is a link to there site and they also have a Facebook page.

There was also information shared about the Ricky Tim's and Alex Anderson Seminar at the Peace Gardens.  The event date is May 21 to 23 and you can find more information on his website here.

The evening program was Buttonhole Stitch demonstrated by Rae Baumgartner.   We hand stitched around pre-fused circles and then had the opportunity to take a Cat and Mouse applique pattern home to make and bring back.  Member supply the fabric for the cat and the quilt will be made into a kids quilt.

Show and Tell

Wonderful Show and Tell this month ladies!  Now that Autumn is here just imagine what we will have to share next month!
Happy Stitching!