President's Message - September 2016
Welcome Back Returning and New Members!
How did it get to September already! It was a busy summer with quilt shows that I attended, shopping and actually making a couple of quilts! We travelled to Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast this summer and I brought back some goodies to share.
I know a number of others have been traveling as well and I look forward to hearing the stories from everyone. We have a great year ahead with our quilt show in April 2017. We will be showing off the raffle quilt in September and the raffle tickets will be ready for October.
When my husband and I were coming back from the Sunshine Coast, we were walking around Horseshoe Bay and wanted to go into a gift shop. Unfortunately it was closed, but my husband spotted a sign in the window for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Show that was happening that Saturday. What a great guy for mentioning that! Perfect, guess where we went on Saturday. This blog post illustrates how wonderful this show was. It includes a number of my favorite quilts, and you can see a few of my photos below.
I would be remiss if I did not congratulate the Almonte Quilt Guild on their first quilt show this past summer. I ran into a few of our members there. Everyone I spoke to really enjoyed the show. Good job Almonte folks!
As usual, I can't wait for show and tell, I finished a baby quilt this summer, baby is due any day now and the quilt is in the crib in Niagara. I do have a few other items for show and tell that I will share. My personal goal is to finish a few UFOs for the show next year.
We still need a few people to sell tickets this year, grab a friend and you can chat and sell at the same time. It would be nice to have 3-4 people so that you can alternate, or have built in back up if you are traveling.
If I have not received your Canada 150 quilt blocks yet, please bring them to the September meeting.
May you have more forward stitches than reverse!
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.
First Guild Meeting of 2016-2017
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7 PM
Trunk show by guest Paul Leger
New members and visitors are welcome
Sew Day Wednesday October 5
Wednesday October 26 7PM
Paper and Curved Piecing by guest Sherida Giddings
November 7-10 Monday – Thursday