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Sunday, May 17, 2015

April 25th Sew-In Day and May 14th AGM


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
To see more pictures from the Sew-In Day click here.

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

There then was a call for more nominations for the 2015-16 executive.  No more nominations were received.  The guild members who had previously volunteered to hold a position were accepted and the 2015-16 was presented. They include: President-Lorna M, Vice President-Angie S, Secretary-Sharon R, Treasurer-Mary W, Program Committee-Brenda H, Membership-Teresa B, Library-Kim Z & Rachel M, Blog-Cathy Shepherd and Community Outreach-Edith W.
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.

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