Sunday, October 28, 2018

October's Activities

We had so much fun... we made stilettos.  And fobs for our rotary cutters.






NOVEMBER 14 MEETING
Due to a booking conflict at the church, this meeting is being RELOCATED to the Mason's Hall on the north end of town.   We will not have our (optional) dinner this month.
Our Guest speaker will be Robin Bogaert from Waterloo.

Friday, October 5, 2018

September meeting

September is the meeting when we catch up on our summer activities over coffee and hear what the guild will be doing for the coming year.  There's always lots of Show & Share, especially when the summer was as hot & humid as 2018 - many of us hunker down in our sewing room and enjoy the comfort of air conditioning.

This year we will be swapping 2 1/2" strips and there's a new Block of the Month.  The meetings will be filled with hands-on activities or guest speakers.

OCTOBER 10
This will be a hands-on night.  If memory serves, we will be making stilettos.  All supplies will be provided.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Better Late Than Never - From The June Meeting & A NEW Season

We celebrate the end of our quilting season and the beginning of summer with a pot luck supper at our June meeting.  Here are some of the ladies waiting for the opportunity to sample some wonderful cooking.

One of our projects this past year was a quilt we made and donated to the Caledonia Agricultural Society.  This will be raffled off and the proceeds used for building renovations.

This is a leftover from a group project LAST year.  One of our members took it home and got it quilted, so it went in our pile earmarked for donation to a needy community member.

If you'd like to investigate quilting as a hobby, feel free to join us for our season-opening meeting.
WEDNESDAY SEPT. 12TH AT 7 PM.

Details, price & location in the sidebar.  Members have access to an extensive library of quilting and stitchery books.  And of course, access to many skilled members who are happy to lead newbies by the hand.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Chic Picnic Workshop

We had a lot of fun with Susan Forbes at our workshop yesterday.  I was very grateful for the experience Susan brought to us - I would never have figured out how to do some of the necessary trimming without her help.

Somebody's really happy to be here.

Hard at work.

Susan with perfect posture at the machine.

Some of the gals with completed blocks.

Monday, May 21, 2018

May meeting - Susan Forbes

Susan Forbes works and teaches at Creative Sisters Quilt Studio in Kitchener.  She brought a great trunk show which was heavily padded (heh heh) with curved piecing. 
Susan will be returning to teach a workshop in June - Chic Picnic, using the Quick Curve Ruler.
You can reach Susan at sforbes @ gto.net (remove the spaces).





GUILD NEWS
A small team put in a great deal of effort to finalize our Constitution & Bylaws, and our Member Handbook.  Both documents are now included in the info bar at the top of the blog.  Excellent work ladies.  Thank you!

COMING UP ON JUNE 13TH

This will close out the current season and see us wish a greatful farewell to the executive members who worked so hard for the benefit of the guild over the past two years, and who will pass their batons to a new team.

  • POT LUCK SUPPER - 6 pm.  Bring your food contribution and your own dishes/cutlery.
  • DRAW FOR THE FAT QUARTERS - we've been collecting fat quarters all year from the members - each fat quarter got a draw ticket.  Someone will go home with lots of fabric.
  • DRAW FOR THE $$ COLLECTED FOR UFO COMPLETIONS - this challenge may have been a bust. At this point there are only three entries of $5.00 each.

Monday, April 16, 2018

April Meeting with Leslie Prokop

Leslie Prokop, of JP's Quilt Studio came in an SUV loaded with fabric.  Notice that none of those ladies are empty-handed?

Leslie also brought along her husband-assistant to "man" (ahem) the cash register.

As her trunk show, Leslie presented many (!) antique quilts that had been made by her grandmother.  Some, like this, were utilitarian.

Others, like this, demonstrate Grandmother's skill and the reason why she was a multiple-award winning quilter.

Leslie also regaled us with some stories from the journals that had been written every day from the time her grandmother was eight years old.  Wow.  If your guild would like to contact Leslie, her email address is jpquiltstudio@ hotmail.com (take out the space).

May 9 Meeting

At the next meeting our guest will be Susan Forbes, whose focus is on quilts with curved piecing.  You will find Susan on Instagram as susanforbesquilts .

Don't forget:

  • your Block of the Month
  • your Fat Quarters for the June draw - some lucky winner is going to go home with a LOT of fat quarters!
  • your completed UFO's for Show 'n Share, along with $5 if you want to join the draw for UFO-completers
  • your Squares if you're in the fabric swap
  • your coffee mug


Sunday, April 1, 2018

March's Meeting

Sarah Yetman was a very interesting speaker who brought a large sampling of quilts.  HERE is a link to a newspaper article about her.


COMING UP ON APRIL 11th

Leslie Prokop from JP Studios will be giving us a trunk show and bringing her shop items for sale.  Bring some $$$
Don't forget your usual items like Show 'n Share, Block of the Month, fabric squares for the swap group, library books that need to be returned, and your coffee mug.