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 Well the March meeting will be in a few days but we’ve had the luck of the Irish dealing with the weather and our meetings lately.  Of course we are very Canadian and love talking about the weather but snow and quilting don’t always go together! 

 We have confirmation now for our Libs Elliott workshop on May 5 to be held at First Grantham United Church in Saint Catharine’s  and the enthusiasm is sure building  because we also have Libs Elliot booked for an April 12 trunk show at our guild meeting. There will be an extra guest fee that night because of the speaker. 

 We are also currently in discussions with the Ancaster MQG about possibly having Cheryl Arkinson for a workshop in the fall.  Keep your ears tuned for our upcoming workshops. 

 Kathleen floated some wonderful ideas for advertising within our guild and we had quite the lively discussion about it so please keep coming up with your ideas and let us know at the next couple of meetings your thoughts.

 Tara has updated our member list and also wanted to be able to add peoples Instagram accounts and any other accounts they’d like to add to our master lists  so please let her know your updates. 

 The new badges and pins  are in from the MQG  and of course we’ve all been keeping an eye to be able to see the wonderful quilts that were at QuiltCon 2018.  Hopefully next year will see some of our members featured there!

 We had a wonderful discussion that hopefully leads to a lot more conversation  from Stephanie about possibly having a quilt show in 2019 and how can we prepare ourselves for that and get ourselves out there.  More discussion obviously to follow about this but we’ve got our minds working now !!  Everyone seemed to really enjoy the idea of a garage sale too.

 Terri  talked for a bit about our Sew-In day on Saturday April 14 where anyone willing can make a collage quilt.  She  has come up with the supply list and needs for that day and  Audrey reminded us she’s bringing the projector and we were talking about free printable patterns. 

 Tori did the most wonderful demonstration about Westalee Rulers and how they can be used on your domestic tabletop machine …..  there was a lot of discussion around her table and the examples that she had were outstanding.  I think we were all in a little bit of awe at what can be done and I could really see a lot of our members really catching on to these rulers. These are available for purchase at Kindred Spirits on Martindale Rd, St, Catharines.  Thanks Tori for the fantastic demonstration!!!

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Quilter of the month was Effie and we were sure in for a treat. Having started as a traditional quilter, as most of us were, you can see her conversion to Modern so well !!

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We look forward to March when our featured quilter will be Margaret!!

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 Even though I didn’t make a quilt or a wall hanging for this challenge I believe it is the coolest challenge we’ve ever had.  The promise was to turn to page 66 in any book read the page and pick something out of that page that made sense of  something you could be creative about .   While we only had four of these quilts there was a lot of thought that went into each of them .  

 Tara’s wall hanging is from harry potter and is the 3-D chair that she designed the pattern for ( fantastic free motion quilting around it too ) 


 Dorothy’s wall hanging was based on the book the Descendant.  I wish I could remember more of Dorothy story of why each of these is significant but it’s a beautiful wall hanging !!


 Heather’s wall hanging was from a book by Ann Taylor and on page 66 there was a funeral and a reunion 


 Susan’s wall hanging was done from page 66 from a book by Anthony Bordon and it was about fresh fish 


Our up coming Challenges are:

March – Hearts

April – Paint Chip Challenge –  use all of the colours on the strip of a paint chip and create something !!

May – With a Song In Your Heart ,  oh I can see this being an interesting challenge for everyone ! 

Show & Tell 

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