Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Octobers 10, 2019 Meeting

Members welcomed to meeting at 7:00 pm sharp by President, Sharon R.
New format is for the guest speaker to present before the Guild’s business part of the meeting.

Vendor - K & A Quilt Studio
Kim introduced Ann, part owner with her best friend, Kate, who could not attend due to sickness. The Studio is located in Ingersoll, 160 Ingersoll Street South, minutes from the 401. It features retail space plus a spacious studio workplace/classroom for teaching.

Guest Speaker - Sandra Thomas
Kim introduced Sandra who has a diverse background,  dating back to 1973, starting with sewing, needle craft, embroidery, beading, weaving and quilting. Sandra studied early on with Angelina Di Bello, Montreal, and since then she has made over 135 garments - vests and jackets. She showed 30, as part of her trunk show, and also 15 wallhangings and quilts. Guild members modeled the garments, highlighting various techniques - pleating, beading, handmade button loops, etc. Most garments are quilted tops to the batting, not sandwiched to the lining. Some summer wear had no batting.
Sandra has won various awards and continues to share her knowledge through her teachings.

 After a break we commenced the business part of the meeting.

 Community Outreach
Edith W. advised quilts are coming in slowly, 2 tonight. Of the 5 turned in previously, 4 were taken to Children’s Aid and the remaining 1 is allocated to Rotholme to be delivered when more are available.  Penny brought in 13 kits to be quilted, members encouraged to take home. No need to be an expert, nor is machine quilting required - embroidery thread tied every six inches is acceptable.
- From the sign up sheet last month, 16 backs completed. Over 50 tops at Edith’s house so lots of work to be done.
- Members reminded placemats for Meals on Wheels are done every December. Any colour, shape, seasonal or not, reversible or not - no restrictions.
-  Sew In Day on November 2 at Church from 9 am to 4 pm. Come for as long as you wish. Kits will be available. 

Kim Zwicker:
-  November - Kerry Burke, Hummingbird Hand Appliqué. Workshop on November 15 from 9 am to 4 pm Cost $45.
-  Outreach Day, although no cost, sign up to give an idea of refreshments needed.
-  November 23 - Mini Quilting Retreat at Church, cost of $25 includes dinner but bring your own lunch. From 9 am to 8 pm.
Teresa Blum announced a monthly challenge with a different pattern and sample for a block each month. Participants hand in at next meeting and depending on the number of participants, 1 or 2 people will get the blocks and can either keep or donate to Outreach. Each block 12” finished. Heart Trio block pattern handed out.

New Business
President Sharon read a notice from First St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Avenue, of a quilter’s   supplies sale. A former member bequeathed her supplies to the Church and a sale will be held Wednesday, October 30th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Cash or Credit only.

Show and Tell 

Sheila W

Nancy P Wild Pacific Lighthouse

Nancy P   Summer Garden

Lorna M  Midnight Garden

Teresa B - Purse

Monday, October 7, 2019

October 10 Meeting

Our speaker for the meeting is Sandra Thomas with her Creative Quilting Trunk Show.  The vendor is K&A Studios. Don't forget to bring: Name tag, Chatelaine, and the Notion of the month is a donation for the Food Bank. For an extra ticket for fat quarter draw bring a guest to the meeting.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

November 15 Workshop info

Here is the information for the wonderful hand applique workshop that is offered on November 15.  Bring your lunch...  Tea and coffee will be provided. Workshop is from 9 am to 4 pm with Kerry Burke.  We will be creating a Hummingbird in Flight.  Contact Kim to sign up kjzwicker1164@live.ca  You can sign up at the October meeting as well.  Spots are filling up...Don't miss out on this fabulous workshop!!
NEW The Hummingbird in Flight Pattern

Hummingbird in Flight Fabric Requirements 
14” x 18”
Background:  18” x 24”
Leaves: Light green - 7” x 7” (G1)
Medium green - 6” x 6” (G2)                              - 6“ x 6” - to cut into bias strips for stems (see below) Dark green - 7” x 7” (G3)
Purple Flowers: Light purple - 5” x 6” (P1)
 Medium purple - 6” x 7” (P2) Dark purple - 7” x 8” (P3)
Very dark purple - 4” x 4” (P4)
Hummingbird: White (face detail) - 3“ x 3” (W)
 Gray (head and neck) - 4“ x 4” (GR)
Dark pink (underbelly) - 3“ x 5”
Light turquoise (feathers) - 4“ x 4” (T1)
Medium Turquoise (feathers) - 6“ x 6” (T2)
Dark turquoise (feathers) - 7“ x 7” (T3) Black (eye and beak) - 3“ x 3” (BL)
To make bias strips, cut 1 square of light green (G1) 6” x 6”.  Cut in half diagonally.  Use one of the triangles to cut 4 or 5 pieces of bias 1/2” wide.  You will only need one of the triangles, so save the other triangle for another project

List of Supplies
Pressing board.  You need a hard  surface to iron on.  I suggest using a piece of wood (or a similar hard surface) approx. 1” x 15” x 15”.  Cover with a thin layer of batting (or flannel) and a layer of cotton fabric.
Mini Iron.  I recommend the Prym Dritz Mini Iron.
Small scissors to cut fabric with.  I recommend Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors (green handle).
Stiletto or Tailor’s Awl.
Spray starch.  I use Easy On, which is available in grocery stores.  You can also use Best Press, which is available in quilt shops.
Small jar with lid.
Small paint brush (width of bristles should be approx. 1/4”).
Applique needles.
Favourite thimble or Thimble Pads.
Clover blue water soluble marker (thick).
Thread to match applique fabrics.  I recommend Mettler 60 weight or Aurifil 50 weight.
Paper scissors to cut freezer paper.
Clover 1/4” bias maker.
Roxanne’s Glue.
Light box.
10-15 zip lock bags.

Monday, September 16, 2019

September 12, 2019 Meeting

Sharon R welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the new year.  She related that the executive had decided that it was best to keep to our 2 year time line regarding our Quilt Show.  Our next Quilt show will be in October 2020 and Sharon asked for volunteers to head this committee and please notify her asap.  We do need a location for the Quilt show.

The survey designed by the Program Committee was handed out and members were encouraged to fill it in and hand it in during break.  Doing so would result in an additional ticket for the fat quarter draw.

Sharon spoke about the need for a Location Committee to decide about a new location. She asked for volunteers for this committee.

Our Comfort Quilt Committee will now be called our In Reach Program.  Currently we have no quilts, but have some blocks and are in need of a Comfort Quilt Coordinator.   Sharon called upon the members to volunteer. The Comfort Quilts are given to a member who is in need of comfort due to illness or a death in the family. 

This year we will conduct a Constitution Overview.  We will be given a copy in the new year to peruse and then discuss at the May meeting.

We do ask for various notions for charities at  our meetings.  It is not expected that you support each and every one of these worthy causes.  Please choose what you would like to support, and thank you.

Each meeting the Agenda will be posted as you enter the hall.

President's Challenge will be announced at the next meeting.  This challenge will result in quilts being displayed at  the Quilt Show.

If you volunteered for Mentoring you will receive a call from a member of the executive soon. Thank you.

CQA is in Edmonton next year.  Info was posted.

Mary W spoke about Operation Smile and was so pleased with the donations made tonight.  Several people helped by donating fabric, binding and by sewing. The following were recognized and Mary hopes she did not miss anyone: Sharon G, Mibsie, Sharon R, Rose, Lisa St. M, Judy F, Pat F,
Bonnie H. Kim Z, Christine G.

Our President Sharon introduced the executive:  Mary W - Vice President,  Sharon G - Secretary, Sharon T- Treasurer, Edith W - Our Reach coordinator, Judy B - Membership, Kim Z - Program, Susan C - Librarian, Yvonne Y - Blog editor.

Edith W asked for  volunteers to help with cutting the kits for the quilts.  She has a sheet in the Sign Out book where you can fill in your name and preferred time of day to come to her house to cut fabric for quilt kits.

Judy reported that as of tonight we have 62 returning members, 4 new members and 2 visitors.  The early bird prize for preregistering was won by Bertha.

Thank you to Lorna and Micki for volunteering to be the Co-chairs for the Quilt Show and Sharon T and Irene W for volunteering for taking care of Advertisement.

Libby Valeriani presented her Trunk Show - 
The Evolution of a Quilter

This was amazing and how very talented Libby is indeed.

Show And Tell
Barb A - Little Birds

Jacqui - One Block Wonder table runner

Jacqui - One Block Wonder table runner

Jacqui - One Block Wonder table runner

Jacqui - One Block Wonder table runner

Susan C - Tulip applique

Lorna M - Field Crossings Quilt

Barb B - quilt for Out Reach

Barb B - quilt for Out Reach

Barb B - quilt for Out Reach

Barb B - quilt for Out Reach

Penny H - baby quilt with dancers on it

Irene W - Pink and Purple Twin

Irene W  

Cathy Van O - Aquamarine

Susan D - Levi's Scary Birthday

Yvonne Y - Cosmic Pumpkins