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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bissett Workshop Photos

Sorry for the delay here are the photos from Kathleen Bissett's Modular Coffee Table Quilt workshop:

UFO Madness Nov 24

Amongst the chaos

and the laughter,

much was accomplished!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

November Fabric Post Cards

Which one would you like to see in your mail box? All you need to do is bring a prepared fabric postcard with your return address and a short message to our guild meeting. Drop it in the collection box. If you forget a stamp, don't worry, we will stamp it for you. The Postcards are taken to the Post Offce to be hand-cancelled and delivered to another happy Fibre-artist.

For detailed instructions click on this link.

Guest Speaker: Kathleen Bissett

Kathleen Bissett with "Autumn Leaves"

Kathleen Bissett was our guest speaker for the evening. An accomplished artist and educator residing in Waterloo; she has published her own patterns, given many a workshop and served as Vice-President and President of the CQA. She has also received the CQA's 1998 Dorothy McMurie Award for significant contributions to the world of Canadian quilting and Canadian quilt heritage. A complete resume can be found on her website Her lecture The Colour of My Quilts was very informative.

Posted at the front was a colour wheel, which she says she frequently refers too when creating her quilts, although only "as a reminder, not a bible". She reminded us that quilters should think of their fabric stash as their palette and we mix our fabrics to create the colours we want. Using Trip Around the World and Log Cabin blocks as examples she showed us how changing the placement of colour and contrasts can radically change a piece.

Here she used the same focus fabrics and pattern but changed the colour schemes:

and again here using the Ricky Tims Harmonic Convergence pattern:

During the break, Rose helped Kathleen sell her patterns:

She then showed us Star Dance, her original modular coffee table design. " You make quilts for beds, and for walls, it's time to move on to other surfaces in the house!" she says. This is similar to the workshop she held on Friday. ( I will post photos of this, as soon as I receive them)

The LFQG would like to thank Kathleen for a very informative presentation!

In Search of the Centennial Quilt
Sunbonnet Sue is proud to add another block to the search of the Centennial quilt for Nancy-Rose. Readers may remember that Nancy had received a bundle of triangles that were for a "Centennial quilt", but no pattern.

Good news! A pattern book has been found. It was a pattern book of blocks but not for a completed quilt.

And here Maureen H. displays a Centennial quilt that her father had bought for her mother. He had purchased it from a native woman who lived on either the Muncey or Oneida reserves in Southwold. We do not know the name of the woman who made this quilt.

If anyone else can add more "blocks" to our Centennial quilt mystery, please email me!

Other business:
Here ladies choose a Christmas Craft Workshop for next month's guild meeting:

Lots of Kids' Quilts for the Children's Aid Society! Outreach would like to remind you that members are welcome to Penny's house Monday, November 12 to get together to work on more Kids' Quilts, phone Penny for details.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 8

Doors open at 6:15PM, as well as the library, and the meeting starts at 7PM. Our guest speaker this evening will be Kathleen Bissett: The Colour of my Quilts Lecture and Trunk Show. There is still a couple of places left in her Friday workshop: Rhythms in Stained Glass -Modular Coffee Table Quilts, cost $25.00.

We are well aware that our meetings have been running a little over time and have made some changes to the order in which we do business. Cynthia will begin the meeting with some quick guild business, followed by our Guest Speaker. We will then take our break, followed by Show and Tell and then finally the draws.

As usual, we remind you to bring the bring the following items:
* name-tag, chatelaine, and secret notion: bobbin. Each of these items will get you one ticket for our fat quarter draw!
* your show and tell
* money for basket draw and/or cheques for workshop sign-up.
* drink or snack
* fabric postcards
for postcard swap

Member to Member:
Member Maureen H. is looking for McCalls Quilting October 2006 issue to borrow. If you would like to lend her this copy, either email me or bring it to the next meeting. Thanks.

UFO Madness October 27:

Cynthia working on a "Kid's Quilt":

Future Show and Tell:

And a whole lotta 'Pandolph' going on!

The next UFO Madness is November 24; this is a great opportunity to spend the whole day getting those UFO's done!