Here is a report from Edith W. regarding the Sew-In Day
On April 25th about a dozen of us gathered for a time of working on various Outreach projects. Some came for the day, some for just a few hours. Mibsie had a number of kits for Quilts of Valour and quickly had several gals working on putting those together. Elaine made several Q of V pillowcases. Others worked on quilting, sandwiching and basting, marking stitching lines for half square triangles, and hand stitching binding. Several projects went home for further work.
A huge “Thank you” to all those who participated in a fun and profitable day for our Outreach Program.
|Penny H putting a binding on a quilt|
|Lorraine J piecing a QOV|
May 14th Annual General Meeting
May's meeting was our AGM. The Outgoing Executive members gave their annual reports.
|Lorna giving her report|
|Micki giving her report|
With this New Executive in place, the guild can look forward to another great year!
|New Executive Members|
Cathy, Teresa, Mary , Sharon, Lorna
|New Executive Members|
Kim, Rachel, Edith
Joan H. then presented a short demonstration about making computer generated labels for our quilts. There was a discussion about different products and different methods that can be used.
|Joan H demonstrating a computer program|
We then had a break where we were treated to some wonderful goodies brought in by some of our guild members. After break, members of the outgoing and incoming Program Committee presented a Trunk Show. They each showed one of their first quilts and one of their newest quilts. It was great to see how everyone's skills and have developed over their quilting careers.
|One of Anne's first quilts|
|Tiny's latest quilt|
|One of Susan's first quilts|
|Cathy's Insanity Quilt|
|Cathy's latest finish-The Canada Quilt|
We then had a really fun Auction. President Micki was the auctioneer and Teresa D. held up the articles for sale. Some of the items that were auctioned were surplus from the guild and the rest were donated by guild member Lynette F. who is moving and has to downsize. The money raised by the auction (more than $100.00) will be given to the Community Outreach Committee for supplies. Thank you Lynette for donating these great quilting items!
|Teresa D and Micki auctioning the ironing boards|
|Teresa D and Micki auctioning the Quilt Stand|
The meeting ended with another great Show and Tell and the draws for the fat quarters and the prize basket.
|Ruth's Modern Quilt|
|Jacqui's Blooming 9 Patch|
|Cynthia's May Flowers|
|Helen's Peter Rabbit Baby Quilt|
To see more pictures from the meeting, click here.
See you at the June Banquet.