Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 2011 Meeting

Our traditional December Potluck Lunch meeting was a wonderful way to kick start the Christmas Spirit......lots of great friends, amazing food, activities, information, and the usual inspirational Show and Share.  See you all in January....have a wonderful Christmas.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quilt Show 2013 - Raffle Quilt

Yes we have started..... It seems like yesterday we just finished the Quilt for the 2011 show but Pam Campbell and Donna MacDonald have been holding workshops at Pam's studio and at Appleseed Quilt Shop for the quilt to be raffled in 2013.  This quilt is going to be amazing!!  We are all learning so many new techniques during the construction of this masterpiece.  There is a lot of work to be done...so if you are interested in joining us at a workshop contact Donna MacDonald.  She will be setting up more sessions in the new year.  Here is a sneak preview of some of the squares..

Monday, November 14, 2011

Show and Share for November

Christmas and Winter was definitely the theme for this month's show and share.  Our ladies are ready for the upcoming festivities and the cold weather!!

November Speaker Sue Carmichael

Sue Carmichael the owner of the Quilters Cupboard quilt shop in Uxbridge was our guest speaker for November.  Sue's quilt shop was featured in Quilt Sampler magazine in 2010 (an amazing accomplishment for a Canadian shop!!) plus Quilters Cupboard was voted Shop of the Year 2011 by Fab Shop. 

During her inspirational talk Sue took us through the trials, tribulations, and joys of getting her shop to this level of excellence.  Sue's motto of Fun, Friends Food and Fabric is a great slogan for all quilters.  I can't wait for my next visit to the Quilters Cupboard.

There were also lots of goodies from the shop for sale.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quilt Raises $730

Doris Bamlett's beautiful quilt raised $680 for the Ross Memorial Hospital's Imagining Department. A big thank you to all of you who purchased tickets.  A special thanks to Mavella Smith from CQA who donated her "car mileage fee" to top the total raised to $730.  Way to go Doris!! 

BTW the winner of the quilt was Jean Moffit.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Show and Share - October meeting

Even with all "The Tea" activity...our members still had time for the monthly show and share.  My..... such multi-taskers!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hats, Hats, Hats

We asked for hats and we got them!!  All kinds - vintage, decorated, and originals.   Elsie Hall's challenge was a great success - and created a challenge in itself in determining  the winners.  However, with the help of her team of judges the winners were selected.  They were:

Vintage Hats
Winner - Joan Lindsay with an honourable mention to Jean Kyle

Decorated Hats
Winner - Linda Greer with an honourable mention to Vera Brown.

Original Hats
Winner - Jane Stewart with an honourable mention to Frances Emery and to Lenore Puffer.    Plus Elsie gave special mention to one of her judges Bonnie Payne for her paper mache hat.