President's Message - November 2016
Thanks to everyone for making items for our various charity projects. It is very much appreciated by the organizations we support and the final recipients alike. Don't forget to bring your finished items to the November meeting. The stockings will be picked up at the November meeting by the CWL, who then fill them. The placemats will be going to Meals on Wheels in early December.
For those who missed it, in October, we received a plaque thanking us for our donations of preemies. It will be on the publicity table for everyone to see.
We had the first of our retreats in early November and it was a productive few days for everyone. I benefitted from the time change a few times at the retreat as I forgot to change the clock in my car and kept thinking I was late getting places until I realized the clock in the car was wrong. I gained a couple of hours with that trick, it's changed now and I am back to being in the correct time zone!
It's going to be a busy year with our various ongoing projects as well as our special projects over the next year. The Canada 150 quilt is coming along and will hopefully be at the quilters by early December. Our raffle quilt is done and it's now time to get tickets sold. They make great stocking stuffers or Christmas card inserts so don't forget to sign some out. If everyone takes a few booklets, we'll sell out in no time.
Drop by the library table and have a look at the book I purchased on modern quilts, it's called World of Quilts, 25 Modern Projects. I will leave it with the library for the next few months. I had to look twice to see that the cover was not a mistake. It is somewhat of a history of patterns and the content comes across as traditional instead of modern. Maybe it's like that dress from last year - is it blue or gold? Modern or traditional? At the end of the day, if you like your project it does not matter.
Have a great month sewing, quilting and finishing,
Canada's Big Quilt Bee
Our guild is participating in the Canadian Quilters' Associations Big Quilt Bee to make quilts for Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada, in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.
Guilds from across Canada will be making and donating 12 1/2 inch blocks incorporating at least one piece of a special Canada fabric.
Refer to the CQA web site for more information, including sample blocks using the special Canada quilt fabric that we’ll all be using, and instructions for the blocks using a “slab block pattern” compliments of Cheryl Arkison.
Quilting in the Valley Quilt Show - April 29-30, 2017
Our Quilting in the Valley bi-annual quilt show is coming in April 2017. It will feature amazing quilts from our talented guild members, a Canada 150 exhibit, demonstrations, door prizes, vendor mall, tea room, and much more, including a raffle for this quilt.
November 2016 Newsletter
Next Meeting December 14, 2016 6:30 PM
Patchwork Illusion Workshop
by Paul Leger
Saturday November 26
Wednesday December 14 6:30 PM
Bring finished placemats
New members and visitors are welcome