Sunday, December 20, 2015

the December Pot Luck

Twice a year our guild meeting is about food.  Who doesn't love food???
The church where we meet is nicely decorated for Christmas.
After the food we pretend to have a meeting and take care of a little business.
The December competition was an APRON CHALLENGE.  I voted for the apron that came with a bottle of wine in the pocket.  Ha ha... :-)
We capped off the meeting with a game of Trader's Dice.  Everyone came with three 2 1/2" strips.  You start by throwing one into the center, as the 'kitty'.
We had split into two groups who (apparently) were following different rules.  Pfft.  But we all had fun, and that's the important thing.

JANUARY 13, 2016
Oh, dear, the old memory isn't what it used to be.  I had to call one of the Program ladies to find out what the plan is.
We will design a quilt using half square triangle blocks.
"Why?"  you ask.  Well, for a while we were swapping half square blocks, and a set of 12 (or so) went to the guild every month.  So the guild has a zillion blocks and we need to do something with them.  This will be a great exercise in colour and design and creativity.  And these will be going into donation quilts which always find a home.

Until then:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Pauline Grondin in November, Pot Luck in December

Pauline Grondin is a VERY interesting woman.  You can find out all about her on her website.  She came to the guild for our November meeting and presented her talk on Piecing Together Canada's History Through Quilts.
December 9th will be our usual Christmas Pot Luck supper.
  • We eat at 6:00.
  • Bring your contribution AND your own dishes/cutlery.
  • Bring three x 2 1/2" fabric strips for the game we'll be playing after supper.
  • If you signed up for the Apron Challenge, it is due this month.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Anniversary Party

The room was set up with the dining tables along both sides of the room, and the penny sale tables running down the center length.
Sue Patten (left) being introduced by our President Anne Jay (right).
Some of Sue's quilts.

Sue Patten is located in Port Rowan, On.  You can find her on Facebook and Blogger, and I'm sure many other spaces on the web...just do a google search.  Her talk was really entertaining and her quilts are stunning.

The program for November is Pauline Grondin and she will be doing a trunk show and talk entitled "Piecing Together Canada's History Through Quilts".
Remember, we will be meeting at St. Paul's Anglican Church again.  The Church ladies here don't feed us, so some of the members will probably go out for supper instead of having our usual catered supper. Honestly, who wants to cook???

For the DECEMBER meeting, please bring your fabric cuts you prepared for the September meeting: three 2.5 inch strips.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October & November Reminders


  • There is NO REGULAR MEETING IN OCTOBER.  We are having a celebration luncheon at St. Paul's Anglican Church to mark our 10th anniversary and you must prepurchase tickets.  See the previous post for ticket and location information.

  • The NOVEMBER meeting will ALSO be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Caledonia.  Our normal meeting location has an annual conflict because they are the hosts of the Holiday House Tour.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A new season begins...

A new season of quilting is set to begin on Wednesday September 9th.  If you would like to join us please be at the church before 7 pm.  This will be the night when everyone should pay their membership, so bring your chequebook too!  All details are on the right hand sidebar.

(so: 2 1/2" x 40-ish").  It seems we will be playing a game.

 The Scrappy Club said a fond farewell to the summer hiatus with a pot luck supper at Helen's house.  (It took her a week to finish off the leftover wine!)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Anniversary Celebration Wednesday Oct. 14, 2015 - invitation

May and June meetings

Several months ago our program night was a relay race to make 9-patch units and matching railroad sashing.  At our May meeting, we used those items to put together two quilt tops.

Two teams, each with twelve blocks.  The blocks had been donated from a Block of the Month winner who really didn't want the blocks.

They say that many hands make light work.

Hmm.  Perhaps many hands make for confusion???

But as you can see, perseverance pays off!
These are the blocks from the Block of the Month that was presented back in May.  Very lucky winner tonight!

I think June is pot luck event at just about every guild.  Here are the leftover desserts.  This table was totally filled with desserts at the beginning, so we certainly knocked a big hole in it.
For July and August there will be no meetings.  We will get together for sewing days only, 9:30 - 4:30.  After all, we have to keep up on the new babies and the zucchini recipes, right?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

February's meeting

Ila Swayze came and spoke about the judging process at fall fairs.  She was very engaging and got a lot of discussion started.  So often with guest speakers there is very little discourse after the initial talk, but that didn't happen here.  Hopefully we're feeling more confident and will be less timid about entering our items when September rolls around.
In March we are having a members showing of FIRST QUILT & FAVORITE QUILT.  Dig out that ratty well loved quilt you made back when you were knee high to a grasshopper, and unwrap your favorite from it's acid-free tissue paper.  Bring them both to share with our members.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

January Lessons

January is a month when you can never be certain of Mother Nature.  She can be just as likely to blow in a crippling snow storm which necessitates cancelling a meeting.  To eliminate the risk of having to cancel a guest speaker, guilds often plan in-house presentations in the undependable winter months.  Our program gals set up four teaching stations and the members went from station to station learning some interesting techniques.

Station 1 - Faux Piped Binding

Station 2 - 3-Dimensional Poinsettia

Station 3 - Machine Quilting

Station 4 - Keeping Your Blocks Square and the Proper Size
Monday Jan. 26 - Scrappy Club will meet.  Contact Sue Rummerfield for info on joining this group.
Wednesday Jan. 28 - extra UFO day, 9:30 - 5:00.  Bring $5 to pay the rent, and bring your own project to work on.
Wednesday Feb. 11 - Our February meeting when Ila Swayze will be talking to us about quilt judging.  A few of us lovingly refer to her as "1-800-call-Ila". 
  • Anyone who wants to sew during the day (9:30 - 5-ish) bring your stuff and $5 for rent.  
  • The Church Ladies will feed us at 6 pm (you must register for dinner.  We don't have the loaves and the fishes happening, even though this is a church)
  • Our actual meeting starts at 7 pm for everyone.