President's Message - December 2017
'Twas the night before Christmas, Quilters version
'Twas the night before Christmas,
And the quilts were not made.
The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.
The stockings weren't hung, the pantry was bare.
The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair.
Stacks of fat quarters, tipped over in streams.
Visions of Log Cabins, had turned into dreams.
When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a bus full of quilters with all of their gear.
They went straight to work with just a few mutters,
Sorting and stitching and brandishing cutters.
The patterns emerged from all of the clutter,
Like magic the fabrics arranged in a flutter.
Log Cabins, Lone Stars, Flying Geese & Bear Tracks
Each quilt was a beauty-even the backs.
Her house how it twinkled, her quilts how they glowed.
The cookies were baking, the stockings were sewed.
Their work was all done, so they folded their frames,
And packed up their needles, without giving their names.
They boarded the bus, and checked the next address.
More quilts to be made, another quilter in distress.
She heard one voice echo, as they drove out of sight,
Happy quilting to all and to all a good night!
The November 6-9 retreat at Providence Point Retreat and Conference Centre near Lanark was enjoyed by all. See the blog for more information and pictures.
Congratulations to our prize winners!
Congratulations to our guild members, Mary deVries and Brenda Payer who have achieved tremendous success and recognition with their prize winning quilts. Well done!
Mary deVries' "Something from Nothing" star quilt received Grand Champion at the Renfrew and Cobden fairs.
And Mary's "Granny's Stars" quilt received Reserved Grand Champion at the Renfrew Fair.
Brenda Payer has had a very successful year with multiple awards.
Her applique quilt was awarded Grand Champion at Carp Fair in September.
Brenda entered Northcott's 2 challenges in 2017.
Her entry in the quilt of valour challenge placed second. This challenge was on display at Quilt Canada and the show visitors voted, This quilt will be donated to a veteran,
Brenda also entered Northcott's Trans Canada Block Party Challenge and was one of 13 finalists in the open voting on the internet.
And Brenda won Viewer's Choice at Quilt Canada for her entry in a modern quilt challenge.
January 11-14, 2018
Thursday January 18
Wednesday January 24 7 PM
Paper Piecing Workshop
Saturday February 10