Saturday, 24 October 2015

October 2015 Meeting Highlights

It was a cold, wet and even snowy October meeting but that didn't keep our die hard member away! During the day we worked on finished the second yellow hand appliqued circle quilt as well as starting another Black, White and Blue Disappearing Nine patch but this one we added pop of orange to it! We will share pictures of that one next month when it is complete.

Rae has been doing some fall cleaning of her sewing room and brought 3 large bins of fabric for us to go through.  The guild took all the flannel and we cut up 4 kits to make Strip and Flip quilts which I took to make on my longarm.

We also had a crew working hard on printing, cutting and stapling our raffle tickets for next springs quilt show.  We hope that each member will sell at least two books before the Quilt Show.

We had a draw for the tulip blocks and they were won by Eileen Morran.

The program for the evening was EPP ( English Paper Piecing) demonstrated by Audrey Neufeld.  Member were asked to make a Hex flower in bright solid or tone on tone fabrics and were given the papers along with the instructions.

Next months Program is Regular Old Paper Piecing ( you know the kind you either love or hate!) and it will be demonstrated by me.   We will hand out our favorite Ice Cream Cone pattern, which makes great kids/baby quilts, and also give out the cone fabric with it.

Craft Sales

We will be unveiling our Lug Nuts Raffle quilt at the Flin Flon Arts Councils Craft Sale on Saturday November 7.   A sign up sheet for volunteers to sit at this table was passed around at the evening meeting as well as a sign up sheet for our table at the Northern Country Crafters Sale in Creighton on Nov 7 as well.  We will be having our One Day Raffle of our Christmas quilt there.  Here is a photo of that quilt.

 If you were not at the meeting and would like to sit and sell ticket please contact Sheri for the Flin Flon sale and Kathy for the Creighton sale.  I believe there are a few open spots for both locations.

Fall Retreat

Our Fall Retreat will be on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31.  We will be having our Pot Luck supper again and if you can't join us for the retreat but want to come for the supper just bring a dish to share and you are welcome to share in the fun!
We will have a special guest this time, Shari Dyck from the quilt shop Road 17 N in Winkler, Manitoba will be joining us. She will be setting up shop in the foyer and joining us at the retreat.  Wonder what projects she will be working on?  So again if you can't come to the retreat make sure you stop by and check out Shari's shop.   It is important that we support our Manitoba quilt shops as we want them to keep there doors open.  Nothing beats walking into a quilt shop, its so much nicer than shopping for fabric online.

Christmas Party Reminders

Our Christmas party will be on December 15 and we will have our usually activities.  This year we are asking you to bring a 1930's Reproduction fat quarter for our game.   We will have our Silent Auction which is a great fundraiser for our group so please bring your donations for the auction to me at the November or December meeting.  We are also still collecting place mats for Meals on Wheels in December.

Show and Tell 

( Note - Some members were wondering why some Show and Tell pictures are missing from the blog.  Well there is a simple answer to that question...sometimes photos don't always turn out and are too blurry for the blog.  If this happens to one of your Show and Tell items you are more than welcome to send me a photo of your quilt and I would be happy to add it to the next months post.)

Happy Quilting

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Great Tip on Burying Your Quilting Threads

Thought this was a great tip on how to bury your threads when machine quilting.  I usually backtrack to lock my stitches but sometimes if you want a more polished look and this is a great way to do it.