The absolute coldest night of the winter, thus far, and the warmth in our room couldn’t have been more evident! We are off to a resounding start to the year with many quilts that have a Wow Factor!
We had quite the catch up since it’s been 2 months since we last met. Quite a number of our members entered their modern quilts into QuiltCon but alas, none of them were accepted. On an upbeat note to this it should be noted that our Guild Challenge “Hockey,Eh” quilt has arrived for Quiltcon and is being warmly welcomed with many comments on Instagram.
As a Guild we all like to expand our knowledge and our skills and we discussed the topic of having guest speakers. We have been in contact with Sherri Lynn Wood, the writer of The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, and Shannon Brinkley. This will be an ongoing conversation, I am sure, since we have many options of Modern Quilters to draw on as guest speakers/workshop classes that we would like to have.
Saturday April 16th from 9:15-4pm Will be our next Sew-In at Bethany Church. Again it will be a pot-luck lunch day ( and we all know what wonderful and creative chefs we have in our Guild! ). There will still be a regular scheduled meeting on April 14th!! Please don’t forget to bring extension cords and your own plates, silverware and beverages to the Sew-In.
Also on the agenda for our meeting was a demonstration by Debbie Eccles using an Olfa circle cutter and the many uses/ways you can incorporate circles in your quilts. As part of our learning process we would like to have a mini demonstration by members of our own Guild. We feel that our members are our best asset and their skill levels in so many areas of quilting are outstanding. So the more we share our knowledge, the more we each gain a new understanding of how to expand ourselves into new areas of Modern Quilting. It was the general consensus that everyone would like to try more free motion this year so hopefully soon, perhaps at a Sew-In, we will have Tara and Dorothy do a mini-workshop on their free motion knowledge. Tara was mentioning Lori Kennedy as a FMQ resource
On May 12th we are hosting Corine Amory for a class on “Divine Proportion”. She will teach us how to combine colours, proportion and focal point in our quilts. Now this will be exciting!
Our Challenge for this month was an Urban Scene and we sure did have fun with this. Dorothy will be submitting her Toronto Skyline to Quilt Canada this year!
The March Challenge is something made from Scraps and since we like to be 2 months ahead on challenges (for those who are very energetic) the Challenge for April is ” Black & White”. (which equals Grey, so maybe someone will have a feature quilt in grey!)
**Bethany Community Church – Please use the first driveway, parking is available on the right and further to the back of the church. Just outside the main doors is handicapped parking. You can enter any of the side ( south facing doors ) and each will have a staircase leading to the upper level. Our meeting room is 204 **
Thursday March 10th is our next meeting!