For many of us being back from our summer hiatus has been enlightening and exciting. Just being in the room with such talented, funny and creative women is enough to inspire the rest of us to create and sew Modern! It was wonderful to see 8 guests at last night’s meeting and added two new members with many saying they would be back while they mulled over all that they had seen.
We had a shortened meeting last night as the main focus was our Quiltcon Charity Quilt. More of which will follow in our closed group where full instructions, directions and hints will be posted for all to see.
Susan, our president, reminded us that our November meeting will be held in a different room, more details to follow on the exact location. Also Susan let us know that if you are considering entering a quilt to Quiltcon the latest you can enter, with a picture of your quilt, is Nov 30th and there are many challenges and categories that your quilt may fit into. Why not check out QuiltCon 2017 for all the information needed to showcase your wonderful quilting skills.
Lorna has done a wonderful job on a newsletter hand out that members received last night. It’s all about your Guild with pertinent information on meetings, Challenges, membership, Sew-Ins and what we have been up to and plan to “get up to “.
This months challenge was Canadiana and we had a wide variety of quilts in our Stitch & Reveal ( aka Show & Tell ) . As a reminder Octobers Challenge is Music, November is ” Orange”, December will be our gift exchange and will be decided and voted on during the October meeting, and for January the challenge is Trees. Trees in the quilt, Tree fabric, perhaps your quilt in the shape of a tree ? Lets get our creative juices flowing with thoughts of how you have branched out in your quilting and learned a new skill perhaps?
Heather, who is heading up our QuiltCon Charity quilt covered so much information last night it may have seemed overwhelming but just remember that instructions are included in each kit and more instructions will be posted if you need it. Also you could be sewing a block at our Oct 1st Sew-In where we will be designing the layout of the blocks and starting the construction phase of our project ! Just a reminder to practice with some of your own scraps before attempting the block, don’t trim your block just leave it as sewn together and we’ll trim it up when constructing it. Oh and the biggest thing is to save your scraps from the fabric we have given you because we will be making an improv Canada 150 quilt with this fabric at a future date. Please start thinking of where/who we can donate our Charity quilt too, also.
Oct 1st is our Sew-In in the same room that we meet in, room 204, from 9:30 to 5 pm. Potluck lunch and many conversations and laughter go along with the all of our sew-ins!
And now onto our wonderful Stitch and Reveal ( and Heather doing on a demo of our Charity Quilt Block):