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.

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