Oh the Anticipation of * Cheryl Arkison! *

Well this meeting night finally arrived after 6 months of anticipation and more planning, arranging and shuffling than it takes to set-up a G7 meeting of World Leaders ( ok that’s a bit of an exaggeration but you have to admit its funny! 😁) !! 


Yes the night we’d been anticipating was here and we were not disappointed. To be honest we were knocked off our socks with the warmth and knowledgeable Cheryl Arkison.

After our own announcements we dived right into her trunk show.

We have our Christmas gift exchange at the Dec. 13th meeting.  – its actually a mini battle over who gets which present ( of course all in good fun and so much laughter for everyone ) . A Christmas snack is always welcome at this meeting. Elections are also happening for our new executive. President and Secretary positions need to be filled, and Tara has been VP for 1 term and could potentially do another term before her commitment is up, yet if someone would like that position we can certainly vote. * Susan would like each executive member to do a small write up as a recap for the past term. * Membership Renewal is also in December and the cost is $45. Please see Stephanie at the next meeting. 

I believe that as a quilter this has to have been the most delightful 3 days of learning that I have ever had. The reason being that Cheryl did not come to teach us how to make her quilts but rather she taught us techniques. Many techniques actually that will be used again and again to create our own individual quilts. Because technique is the key to any quilt these basics will be applied for a long time to each person who attended the workshops and even from the information gleaned at her trunk show. 

Cheryl is a down to earth person who individualizes each quilt with a flair that pulls it all together in both colour and concept. These are the keys to making your own quilt that YOU created. 

I know I speak for our whole Guild when I say that we are inspired by Cheryl and when we grow up we all want to be a quilter like her !!! LOL  Thank you Cheryl for sharing your experience with us because we are all inspired now!! 

Cheryl Arkison Trunk Show

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Sew & Tell


Diane – This quilts name is “Houses” and I won the blocks in October from our House Lottery and put them together with my sister Donna’s bird blocks that she won from our Bird Lottery.

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Kathleen – My “Trader” quilt is a Lorna Costantini pattern with negative space and shattered quilting. The Amish blocks, which were orphans bought at a quilt show, worked nicely with the negative space! * Kathleen bought a shirt with a flaw in it, added some selvedge edges and voila…. instant funky new shirt !!


Jayne – I bought these batik fabrics in Kapuskasing many years ago and I’ve finally finished  this quilt !


Sylvia –  I made this to see if I really like this type of row by row style. These are blocks from Canada’s 150th. I finally finished it and confidently say ” not my think ” !

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Suzanne– “City Scene” I made this quilt from 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink!


Lorna –  “My Little Pony” My grandaughter wanted a My Little Pony quilt so I made this from a panel and added the improv stars. 


Gwen – “Sunshine Flower Quilt” I saw this quilt in a magazine and fell in love with it. The top was made 4 years ago but quilted in 2018 !!

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Karen – “What Cancer Can Not Do” This was a collaborative effort for a Fund Raiser in February in Florida for the local Breast Cancer Assist Programme. The Quilt top and back were pieced by a Florida friend but she hates to quilt! It’s a modern look for a Cancer /Pink Ribbon quilt.  “Random Angles” My first experience with HST’s this was begun last winter in Florida and finished in Niagara – 1 less UFO for me. It’s modern with no pattern and random placement – walking foot stitching to follow random angles. 

“Book Shelf Quilt ”  This was a request from my 40 yr old niece. She is an avid reader and aspiring writer. It’s not necessarily modern but it is one of a kind. No Pattern, i designed this! 

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Susan – I spent time in the summer sorting and refolding my stash and this is the result!!


Dorothy – Here is another self portrait of myself !!! 

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