Friday, 18 December 2015

2015 Christmas Party Highlights

Another year has come to an end for the North Star Quilt Guild and we said good bye to 2015 with our annual Christmas Party.  We had a full house and it was wonderful to visit with all the members and guests!

Thank you to everyone that donated an item to our Silent Auction, this is still one of our best fundraisers.  

We had a lot of yummy cookies, hot cider, coffee and tea to keep the atmosphere festive!

 The raffle were a big hit too.  The winner of our Christmas quilt was Marg Faktor, the Fabric Bundles went to Myrna Agerbak and Val Whitbread, and the Tuffet was won by Iris Bailey!  Congratulations everyone!

On November 28 Rae Baumgartner was able to attend the Habitat for Humanity Open House and present the family with the quilts the guild made for them.

The guild completed a few more Stitch and Flip quilts to start building our comfort quilt supply up again.

Thank you to everyone that made place mats for Meals on Wheels.

We have the church booked for our UFO and Retreat days from January to June.  Here is the schedule and it is also on the blogs sidebar for easy reference.

Jan 9 - UFO day
Jan 19 - meeting day
Feb 13 -UFO day
Feb 16 -meeting day
March 11 & 12 - 2 day retreat
March 15 -meeting day
April 9 -UFO day
April 19-meeting day
May 14 -UFO day
May 17 - meeting day
June 11-UFO day
June 21 - meeting day

Show and Tell

Another wonderful Show and Tell ladies!!
Now that winter is here and a lot of our members are heading south I hope everyone has safe travels and keeps in touch to let us know how they miss us and the snow! ;)
Happy Quilting

Sunday, 22 November 2015

November 2015 Meeting Highlights

Have to start by saying I'm glad we had our meeting on Tuesday because if it was Wednesday this month we would have been stuck in a snow storm.  So that was good timing for us!

During the morning we were busy making Tuffets which we purchased supplies for from Fabriculous.  They turned out so cute and what's even better is that they are both going to be used for raffles!  One will be for our Xmas party next month and the second will be for our Quilt Show in April.

Audrey, Marg and Blanche were busy in the afternoon organizing all the comfort quilts for there new homes. We gave away 31 quilts!

We also pieced together the blue bounce sheet blocks into a quilt top and as well as finished making all the Biscuit bundles so we can now put those two quilt tops together next month.

We had a great turnout for our evening meeting and it was nice to see some of the EPP blocks being turned in, they look great!

We received an invitation for the Christmas Dinner for Hospital Volunteers that will be held on Dec 1 at 11am at 50 Church St ( Home Care Entrance).  If any members are interested in attending and representing the guild that would be wonderful.

Highway 10 Designs released a new pattern called City Slicker!  It is a Jelly Roll friendly pattern that has two size options.  Paper patterns are now available from me or you can get a downloadable PDF at our Etsy Shop here.

The program for the evening was paper piecing and I demonstrated this method using our favourite Ice Cream Cone block.  30 sets of instructions were made that would make two blocks, one for a draw and the other for the guild.  Members were asked to use white background fabrics and a colourful or realistic fabric for the ice cream, the cone fabric was provided.

( Feeling like a total camera hog here so lets get to show and tell!)

Show and Tell

Great Show and Tell everyone!

Don't forget December 15 is our Guild Christmas Party so here is your reminder list:

- Party starts at 6:30 with Happy Cookie Time.
- Bring a friend or two!  The more the merrier.
- Your 1930's Reproduction fabric fat quarter for the exchange game. Remember to have it wrapped in brown paper.
- Placemats for Meals on Wheels if you made one.
- Silent Auction donation, please have them there by 5pm.
- We will be raffling our Christmas quilt, tickets $2 each
- We will also have a few fabric bundle and the tuffet to raffles, tickets $2 each.
-  There was no cookie list so bring a dozen cookies if you like. Don't feel obligated as if everyone brought cookies that would be around 720 cookies for use to eat. And don't think we wouldn't give it the old college try, we're not quitters. 
- Your Show and Tell and we will be having our 6 month Show and Tell draw that night!
- A holiday mug for your cider or coffee.

Looking forward to the party!   Kathy