President's Message - November 2017
The leaves are gone, the sun beds early, and the snow is not far away. I have selected my images for the Presidents challenge, “Sea Side”, my happy place. I’m gathering my fabric and my pattern which I hope to show you soon. Here is the image I have selected from a magazine to inspire my quilt. I hope many of you will participate as well.
We are very excited about our guest speaker this month. Sherri Hisey will be at the meeting to speak about settings and borders as well as present a trunk show. You can read more in the programs section of this newsletter.
We are pleased to see so many new members. Janet Brownlee has graciously agreed to take on the role of Ambassador to help our new friends get acquainted with the guild offerings and our group. If you see Janet with a new member, please introduce yourself to make our new friends feel more at home and find out about their interest in quilting.
If we need to cancel a meeting due to bad weather, we will send out an email around noon to advise the members. Since many of you arrive with a friend, if you see an email about the cancellation, help out others that may not check their email often and let them know. If you personally feel the weather is not good for traveling, your safety must be the first priority, do not venture out to the meeting.
Interested in Joining our Guild?
If you are a quilter, or you are interested in any type of quilting - traditional, modern, or specialties such as thread painting, please consider joining our quilt guild.
Read more about becoming a member and the benefits of membership, and do check out this web site for information about past and present activities.
You will receive a warm welcome to the Arnprior and District Quilters' Guild!
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.
Guild Meeting - Christmas Potluck
Wednesday December 13 7 PM
January 11-14, 2018
Wednesday January 24 7 PM