Monday, February 28, 2011
For more photos of the day (they did actually do some sewing :-), check out our Web album.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The quilt is pictured below:
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
"Uncle Gerry" is pictured here with his niece, Maureen who is our guild secretary. We found out that she was the flower girl at his wedding as well :-).
A few of the gorgeous quilts from Gerald's personal collection:
To see more pictures of the quilts check out our web album.
Don't forget to sign up for a workshop on Friday, March 11th, Shattered Angles with Susan Purney Mark. This looks like it'll be a great stash buster and great for using up those fat quarters that you bought just because you liked them!
In April, Bev White will be doing a workshop on Crazy quilts. This will be the last workshop of this calendar year for the guild, so take advantage of these great learning opportunities while you can!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
A group of members came together on Friday to enjoy a fun little workshop making Fabric Leaf bowls.
It was a fairly relaxed, informal session, some came for part of the day while others stayed throughout the entire day, We pressed, traced, cut, stitched, socialized and enjoyed some good laughs.
By the end of the day, 23 fabulous leaves were created and donated during the workshop. Many of the days attendees left with the intention of making several more.
Our goal is to see that one of these “bowls” is at each and every place setting for the Quilt Ontario 2011 Banquet. We have heard that many guilds right across the country are sharing in this initiative. What a spectacle it will be to see hundreds of these leaves adorning the hall.
We are still in need of many more if we are to realize our goal, so for those of you who were unable to attend the workshop but would like to get involved with this project, the pattern and instructions are available. To get yours, contact Jill B.
Final plans for for these leaf bowls can't be divulged at this time ( gotta save some surprises) but we do need to ask that they be brought in by March 31st.
Ooooh! Those bowls look very pretty!
Monday, February 7, 2011
The annual Rummage sale will take place at the February meeting. Bring along any surplus items from your quilt stash and make sure they are priced. The proceeds are for the Community Outreach Program. Please be sure to go back to the table after the sale and retrieve any of your unsold items to take home.
Quilt til you Wilt will be held Feb. 26, 2011 at the Stoneridge Inn from 8:00 to 8:00. Cost is $65.00 and there are still a few spots available. Register at the guild meeting.
Leaf Bowl Workshop - Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. You have a choice of morning or afternoon and the cost is $15.00 which includes materials for a bowl to donate to the CQA and one to keep for yourself.
It's time to consider joining the executive of the LFQG! Get involved with the guild and get to know many people and participate in implementing new ideas for the guild. It is a great way to be of service to your fellow quilters :-). Check with any one of the executive members to find out what is involved!
The President's Challenge will also be available at the meeting if you did not receive yours yet. These can be picked up at the library table.
Remember to take:
* Notion of the month- a 6" square of red or pink fabric (these will be collected and raffled)
- a chocolate to share with a friend
* Show and tell
* Rummage sale items
* Cheque book to sign up for workshops & Quilt til you Wilt
* Money for draw tickets (The draw prizes are awesome!)