President's Message - March 2017
Happy Spring everyone!
Mother Nature seems to be confused about which season it is this year, so if we keep saying "spring", maybe it will happen. I too may be slightly confused as I still have all my winter decorations up and am only replacing them because of the date on the calendar.
We are only about a month away from the quilt show. There's lots of quilting to be done between now and then. If I bind a few quick projects, they'll be done. Then onto quilting some projects that I would like to have in the show. Don't forget about your red and white president's challenges.
A great big thanks to everyone who was at the February meeting and who helped us get the quilt tops done for the CQA Big Quilt Bee. It was loads of fun, and very productive too.
A reminder to arrive early and bring lots of small bills for our garage sale this month. The folks selling should be set up by 6:30 or so. We are still starting the meeting with our speaker at 7:00, you'll have an opportunity to shop before the meeting and we'll have a slightly extended break where you can shop then too.
We have lots happening, it's very exciting!
I better get sewing, that binding does not attach itself! Imagine, self sewing binding instead of, or as well as, self driving cars!! Hehe
Quilting in the Valley Quilt Show - April 29-30, 2017
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.
Our guild members have been busy constructing blocks for these quilts. Approximately 135 blocks were constructed at our very successful "slab block" workshop in early February bringing our total to about 200 blocks.
At our hands-on February guild meeting, our guild members assembled the blocks into 13 quilt tops for the Big Quilt Bee. Way to go quilters! Those kids at Ronald McDonald House Charities are going to love them!
High Tech Tucks Workshop
Tuesday April 4 9:30 - 3:30 PM
Wednesday April 26 7 PM
Textile art, banners, purses etc. by Anne Coulas
Saturday & Sunday April 29-30
Machine Quilting - Beyond the Basics Workshop
Saturday May 6 10 AM - 2 PM
Wednesday May 24 7 PM