Wow, what a meeting we had on Thursday night. It was one of the largest with 26 people in attendance. And it couldn’t have been at a better time since we had a demonstration by Michelle Denham of Kindred Spirits with Tori, already a Modern Quilt Guild member, who also works at Kindred Spirits. Who knew that cutting out pieces for a quilt could be so easy. Members were impressed with the ease of use and the many “dies” that you can purchase for different shapes. An accuquilt would certainly put my rotary cutter to shame! Thank you Michelle and Tori.
Susan brought up the subject of our Guild making another Charity Quilt for Quiltcon. The rules and colours of fabric needed are available online. The 2017 challenge is “Scale” ( and no we don’t mean weigh scales or fish scales….. although that is a thought! ). We have until July 31st, 2016 to respond to the Challenge and will be setting up a subcommittee to look into this. Also our 2016 Hockey, Eh quilt that we submitted for Quiltcon 2016 has finally returned home to Canada. The donation of this quilt will take place to Project Smile next month.
Next months speaker will be Corine Amory talking about the Fibonacci Sequence in regards to quilting on May 12th during our meeting. I am thinking that this will relate to the Scale Charity Challenge so it’s bound to be an interesting event!
On April 29th to May 1st, Friday/Saturday/Sunday, there is a quilt show in being put on by the Oakville Quilters Guild. A few people were discussing whether any members want to car-pool to the display of more than 200 quilts and the merchant mall. We are thinking of doing a Saturday the 30th road trip, the show is from 10-4 that day. If you are interested please send a Facebook message to Debbie Eccles or respond on this page in the comments field and she’ll get back to you.
Dorothy was also mentioning the Waterloo Modern Guild who are hosting a show during the Quilt & Fibre Festival in St. Jacobs community May 24-28th. You can read more at the website and perhaps we may set up a road trip for that weekend, too !
And last, but not least, we are preparing for our first Sew-In at our new location ( Bethany Community Church ) and our first one this year on April 16th 9:30 – 4 pm ( with a mini workshop on Free Motion Quilting On a Domestic Machine – with Dorothy Holdenmeyer from 10-12 pm ) We will have 5 spots open for non-members to join us. If you would like to join us the cost would be $15- which would be deducted if you did decide to join the Guild . It’s a potluck meal for lunch and please respect our meeting place by NOT bringing anything with a nut based products** If you would like to join us, please respond to this post and we will send you a note. We will accept the first 5 responders.
This looks to be a busy and fun day with along of laughter, sharing and quilting!
*** We had 18 people with quilts to share and I guarantee they will WOW you! The most interesting part of the night is that we had 3 different quilts and quilt makers who used the same line of fabric. Moda Reel Time sure is popular! ***