President's Message - May 2017
Congratulations again to everyone on a very successful quilt show. Now that the mad rush to finish last minute entries is over, we can start new projects or focus on longer term UFO's.
I have somehow acquired a few unexpected projects for family. Can't wait to get started, these are for our nephews and the fabric is loads of fun. I just emptied my one project bin, had to get it filled up again!
As usual, May is our elections month. For those new to the guild, we call it elections as we optimistically hope to have numerous volunteers lining up. It is really first come, first to choose a position until they are all gone! There are still a few spots left. Once the executive positions are filled up in May, we will have membership renewals for next year at the June meeting. We typically have a draw for one free membership for anyone who pays at the June meeting, we have decided to be extra generous this year and have two draws.
Don't forget that the June meeting, our end of year pot luck, is on June 21st, the week after Quilt Canada. I am sure we'll have lots of stories to tell. I had been hesitating about going and just registered for a couple of classes. It should be lots of fun.
Ah spring and its conflicting demands - gardening, quilting, outdoor maintenance, taking down snowmen decorations which may have been forgotten!! Yes, I may have a few of those that hide in plain sight!! I will get to them eventually.
Happy Quilting everyone!
Quilting in the Valley Quilt Show - April 29-30, 2017
To visitors to our show, thank you for coming and we hope that you enjoyed your visit. And to our guild members who provided quilts for the show, volunteered over the weekend, or on the organizing committee, all your contributions were truly appreciated.
Show visitors voted for Viewer's Choice, Best Baby Quilt, and Best Other Quilted item. Prize winners are pictured below.
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!
Wednesday June 21 7 PM