Friday, May 20, 2011

May 11th recap

Some of the sewing day activities... we had about 14 come and stitch for the day. Several more joined us at 6 pm for supper, catered by the church ladies.

Our guest speaker was Deborah Beirnes. Deborah works at Reichard's The Quilter's Store and does an excellent trunk show. We had her do 'Scrap Quilts' and she did not disappoint. I think we're having her come back in the fall to teach a workshop. You can reach her at .

Here is a collection of quilts which are being shipped to Japan for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. Thanks to Diane!!!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Recent Program Nights & Japan Quilt Donations

I have not taken my camera to guild meetings for the last few months so I'm sorry, but I have no pics to share with you.
  • February's meeting was a discussion and demonstration of machine quilting done by Charlotte and Lydia.
  • March's meeting was a trunk show by Debbie Winn of Hamilton.  Debbie is a longarm quilter who was introduced to quilting by her mother-in-law.  Great trunk show.
  • April was a quilting version of the Olympics.  Lots of fun - we were split into two teams.  Each member got a numbered paper bag with a task inside.  The bags had to be opened in sequence, and only after the previous member had completed their task.  Some of the bags required you to use a completed task and continue progress on it.  For example, one of the bags required pin basting a small quilt sandwich.  A later task required you to quilt the basted sandwich, using needles that had been threaded in a previous task.  The first team to complete their bags won.
  • May 11th will bring us a trunk show by Deborah Beirnes.
With all the horror of the Japanese nuclear disaster and tsunami many quilts are being sent overseas.  Northcott Fabrics organized a shipment and our guild contributed three quilts.  Here's a link to one of Northcott's blog posts where we are credited.