Sunday, January 17, 2010

President's Challenge 2010



Welcome to London, Ontario!

Create a 12 inch x 12 inch finished block (not on point), that represents London, Ontario and area. We hope to have enough of these finished blocks to hang them together to create a visual statement of welcome from the Guild to those who will be visiting CQA/ACC Quilt Ontario 2011 London.


This block must be:

-12 inches square, finished size
-be quilted and bound, using any quilting technique, applique or pieced
-be submitted with an artist's statement and your name, address and phone number on separate paper pinned to submission
-have label on back with your name.

January 2010 Rummage Sale and Bingo

It was a relaxed chaos; the meeting began with guild announcements,


soon moving on to a Row Robin show and tell,


a buying feeding frenzy at the Rummage Sale!


at which a total of $257.60 was raised for our Outreach program! Good job, ladies!


We then moved on to more Show and Share, door prizes, and quilt bingo!

"I never win anything" Cynthia N. won one of the 3 scrap strips' bundles!


News and Announcements
Quilt Show 2010
V-P Maria is looking for volunteers for her Quilt Show 2010 committee. The location and date has been set. The quilt show will be October 1 and 2, 2010 at Rowntree Memorial Church.
CQA/ACC Quilt Ontario 2011 London
CQA/ACC Local Organizing Committee is looking for a volunteer to take charge of the volunteers. If you like to boss people around, this job is for you!... sorry, manage people, no sorry ...Are you a people person? Then we need you! The CQA/ACC LOC is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator, see Carol or Rose.
Library
Julia announce a new book for the Library called Women of Influence, a block of the month, quilting book highlighting women of the suffrage movement.
Row Robin
Row Robin groups met for the first time and exchanged rows.
Outreach
We donated 29 quilts on October 29 and 12 quilts on December 12 to the CAS, and 130 placemats to Meals on Wheels. Christine read a thank you card from Meals on Wheels. It was a handmade card featuring a photo of the gift baskets with our placemats. The card is stored in the Recent Activity binder that is kept in the library for those who wish to view it.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 14, 7PM

Rummage Sale and Quilt Bingo

Clean out your sewing rooms and give a little back to raise money for our Outreach programs! Every January, we ask you, our members to find a few quilty items that you no longer want or need and bundle, bag or wrap it up and price it for the rummage sale. It can be anything quilt related from scraps of fabrics to used magazines, books or notions. Lots of great bargains! So bring a little bit of spending money, too!


Quilt Bingo

Make your own fabric Bingo card and bring some buttons or pennies as markers. Always a fun time with lots of fat quarter prizes! Just click here for instructions on how to make a fabric bingo card!


*Please note, it was brought to our attention last year, that we had missed the 'Dot" category in our instructions, we have now removed the 'Dot' cards and are including dots under 'Geometrics'. This is so no one has to make new bingo cards. 'Geometrics' now includes polka dots, squares, triangles, and shapes that do not resemble anything else, it could even be swirls, zigzags or wiggly lines.

Secret Notion

Bring in a strip of fabric 2.5 inches wide by width of fabric (WOF). These will all be pooled together, divided into 3 bags full and drawn as prizes! Woohoo! More giveaways! You are probably thinking, what could I make from a bag full of 2.5 inch scrappy strips, check out Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Bargello quilt for this free pattern. When you bring a Secret Notion, name tag, and guild chatelaine you will receive tickets for the fat quarter draw.


Row Robin

For those participating, your first row is due for exchange! Groups will meet at break time to exchange their rows.


Fabric Postcards

Drop off a fabric postcard in the mailbox at the registration table and receive one back in real mail!


Show and Share

Did you receive any quiled items as gifts for Christmas or actually find time to complete some projects? Don't forget to bring them to show and share!


Sign-ups

Rosemary Makhan: Woodland Creatures Applique, Friday, February 12, $30
Heather Stewart: Quilts of Valour and String Quilting, Friday March 12, cost Donation of Quilt
Heather Stewart: Colour for Quilters, Saturday, March 13, $30
Quilt 'til You Wilt: Saturday, February 20, Stoneridge Inn,$60 includes meals