Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Spend a day with Kathy in miniature quilt heaven!
You will learn how to make a variety of little quilts using various techniques including paper piecing, regular piecing, strip piecing, and Solvy work. Projects are geared to a wide range of quilting experience from beginners to experts. This class is ideal for quilters who want to use up scraps leftover from large quilts…no scrap is too small!
You will receive the instruction sheets for all projects, but will only focus on two projects to start with . You will hopefully have time to finish piecing your two projects within class time, depending on how much time you spend visiting, eating, and laughing!
In the morning you will select one project to begin working on and in the afternoon you will work with the morning’s scraps. NB…stealing fabric bits out of your neighbour’s garbage is encouraged!Click here to email for information and to register.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Here is Ken giving us the history of George Ward:
Virgie sharing about the barn quilt designs and the quilt:
After the meeting, Ken and Virgie were available to answer questions about the quilt (in background) and hand out information and maps:
The Wardsville 200th anniversary quilt. These block designs were also painted on 8 foot plywood squares and placed on barns and historic buildings around the area:
The label on the back of the quilt:
During the break, a rummage sale was held of quilting items, books and magazines with proceeds going to the Community Quilts project:
Signups and display for the Kathy Wagner's miniatures workshop. There are still a few spaces left in this workshop.
Amalia greeted everyone at the registration table and made sure we bought lots of raffle tickets :-)
Postcards made by members that will get sent out in the mail:
Members were asked to bring 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangles for the Quilts of Valour sewing day to be held on March 24th. There will be an opportunity to bring them next month as well.
Monday, February 6, 2012
NOTION OF THE MONTH: The notion of the month is a little unique this time. Apparently, Thursday is national sweater day and the idea is to wear a sweater and turn down the heat to save the planet :-). Here is a you tube video which will tell you all about this day:
So, wear your sweaters and you will be entered into a draw to win a prize!
We will be having a rummage sale and all funds raised are for the charity quilts projects. This is your chance to clean out your sewing room and bring along items that you are 'never going to get around to using'. Some ideas: fabric, quilt books, patterns, rulers, tools, notions; anything that a quilter could use.
Please remember to bring:
* 6 ½ X 12 ½” rectangles as a contribution for the quilts of valor project, in fall colours of brown, red, gold, and green
* library books
* magazines to donate and money to purchase these
* Rummage sale items, priced and money to purchase items from the rummage sale
* cheque book to sign up for workshops
* show and tell
* name tag
There are still a few spots left for Quilt til you Wilt on Feb. 18th at the Stoneridge Inn.
Our Quilt show is back on track under the enthusiastic leadership of Pat! Dates are October 26 and 27, 2012. This is a great opportunity to finish those UFO's and get them shown in the Quilt show!! Registration forms will be available in March. Lots of volunteers are needed for the show as well.
SPINNING FOUR PATCH WORKSHOP has been rescheduled for March 31st. from 9:00 to 4:00.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Hyggeligt was the featured quilt shop vendor for the month and members spent some enjoyable time indulging in retail therapy:
For more photos of the meeting click here.