Thursday, 17 September 2015

September 2015 Meeting Highlights

We had 30 members and one guest present on this rainy guild day.  It was the perfect day to be inside sewing.   We had a special visitor this meeting, Maryann from Road 17 N in Winkler brought some precuts and kits for us to shop.  I think everyone enjoyed browsing all the items and most left with a bag of goodies!  Also made finishing a few guild quilt tops during the day much easier as we border shopped and completed two quilt tops!

First was the Apple Core and the Grunge border fabrics were perfect for this top.

Next we finished one of the Circle Applique tops where we learned how to buttonhole stitch by hand.

Old Business

On Saturday Sept 12th we held a 6 Hour Quilt workshop organized by Marg Faktor and completed 14 quilt tops to donate to the Christmas hampers.

We received a letter from the Northern Country Crafters that the Creighton Sale will be on Nov 7 so we have booked a table to sell raffle tickets on one of our Christmas quilts.  This is the same day as the Flin Flon Craft Sale so will be need all our members to sign up to sell tickets as we have two venues to man.   We will have the sign up sheets at our October meeting.

Reminder that the Fat Quarter for our Christmas Exchange will be 1930's Reproduction fabrics.  We will also be collecting placemats for Meals on Wheels in December.  
Also think about what you can donate to the Silent Auction at our Christmas party, that is one of our big fundraisers.

New Business

Marg Faktor will be sharpening scissors at October Meeting during the day for $2.00 a pair.  If you need you scissors sharpened bring them during the day.

The next Guild Retreat will be on October 30 and 31.


Marg Faktor demonstrated the Biscuit Blocks and members were asked to take kits home to make a group of blocks.  If you took a kits don't forget to return them with the group number on it.

Completed Comfort Quilts

This Strip Quilt will be donated the First Baby born in October for Breast Feeding Month.

Rae invited members to make a Picnic Pinwheel block using bright kids fabrics.  Pattern was handed out.

Show and Tell

Some of the members are heading down to Swan River this weekend for the Highway 10 Designs/Fabriculous Retreat!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!