Thursday, 22 February 2018

February Meeting Highlights

We had a pretty healthy crowd out for a chilly February night ... lots of show and tell! 
We are busy making plans for spring and fall - namely, our spring retreat and fall quilt show. This is the first year we are holding our show in the fall. We felt too much of a time crunch with our spring show as we have more and more guild members spending winters away ....(tanning, golfing, quilting, relaxing .. your know, just acting like regular teenage bums!) Our hope is to involve as many members as possible. I think we may see some new elements to the quilts we show as it falls before Christmas. Plans are underway to get our advertising together and constructing tickets for our big quilt draw. The show is a lot of hard work, a lot of fun and accomplishment and a great money maker for our guild. 

Valerie never disappoints us .. always with unique, neat pieces. These snowman placemats are supersweet.

 Iris made a charming Star Wars quilt for her grandson. She has had a busy season making quilts for a number of family members.

I'm quite tickled with my jelly roll rug I made from stash fabrics.

And a Bonnie & Camille deconstructed log cabin which was part of an Instagram swap. (It looks like I have 4 hands here but it's Audrey hiding out while helping to model the quilt)

Evelyn has a sweet smile for this sweet throw she 'threw' together at our recent UFO.

Some child at Ronald McDonald House is going to flip when they receive Val's fun Dr. Seuss quilt.

This is not a podium picture from the Winter Olympics .... These 3 amigos are showing off their Canada Day placemats. Eileen gave us a paper piecing lesson a couple of months ago. We are planning on donating these sweet mats to our local Meals on Wheels program. Moira, Audrey and Iris are ahead of the game. They look great. 

 Audrey has been busy making baby quilts. I would love to take a peak at her stash!

Poor Eileen ... I don't let her go until I get a big toothy smile. She models her sweet  retreat bag and reversible table toppers.

 Audrey caught with a beautiful smile.

Here's Judy peeking over her modern skulls piece. This will be donated to one of our charities this year.

And with that, February came and went! Can't wait to get sewing for spring. 
See you in March!


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

UFO Days

A handful of us ladies got together this month for our monthly UFO day. It was a really relaxing and nice day. I was happy to run away from home for the day, expecting to get 'so much done'! Well ... between the visiting and snacking and more visiting ... my poor postage stamp quilt went back to live in it's plastic box. I'm on a self imposed fabric diet for the next few months and am very determined to sew up my stash. The UFO day is going to be a good addition to my month (as long as I sit at my own table and behave!)

We meet the first Saturday of each month - doors open at 9. The cost is $10 for the day to cover our rent at the church. Here's a few shots of what you missed in February.

Such sweet faces happy at work

Lynn sewing away ... more ladies were hiding off to the camera!

What is a UFO and what is this day all about?! UFO stands for UnFinished Objects. Quilters, knitters, and crafters alike know how the sparkle of a new project sometimes derails us from tackling our stash.

Check out these cute blog pieces on getting those UFO's completed .... (or tossed, shared, donated etc.) .... check it out Here and Here ... follow the links ....

Lorna & Audrey deep in thought about mathematics

Eileen is on a bag spree 

Our next guild meeting is next week - Tuesday, February 20 - see you in the morning, evening or all day! Maybe I will bring a finished UFO! Would that be an FO? What are you madly finishing up to share?

Are you a guild member spending the winter in a warmer place than Flin Flon? Send me a picture of what you are up to! How are your UFO's coming along? 

 ~ Sheri