Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tote Bag Workshop - February 24, 2011

 On February 24th the Cambridge Street Baptist Church turned into a "bag making" centre. Eleanor Plewes showed us how to make these useful and attractive tote bags. As you can see from the pictures each bag is was a great way to use up 5 1/2 inch squares.

Irene Dewar is our speaker in March

In 1983 Irene Dewar took a class and learned to quilt. Almost immediately she joined the Rouge Valley Quilters’ Guild and has been an active member ever since, serving on both the Guild and the Quilt Show Executives in many different capacities, including Program Chair and Quilt Show Convener. Irene has taught countless classes at local quilt shops, workshops at Ontario Quilting Connections’ 6 th Biennial Convention, and was a featured quilter in a Studio 2 production on TVO in March of 2005.

With the encouragement of friends and co-workers, she began to self-publish a line of quilt patterns in 2004 under the name Brambleberry Cottage Quilts.

Her presentation will be amazing!!

BTW....There are some spots left in Irene's workshop for Mar Lynn Mayotte if you are interested..this will be a great workshop!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Show and Share - February Meeting

Here are some examples of our February Show and Share.  Don't forget that next month Betty Ann has requested that we bring in something "old" to show.

Helping Hands

Our Helping Hands project for Haiti was the topic for our speaker this month.  Brenda O'Donahue told us how the children's clothing, made by our members, is so greatly appreciated by the relief groups.  Brenda told us about her efforts and experiences during her visit to Haiti last year. 

Her talk was very interesting and enlightening. Her overall message was to keep the sewing going!!

Merchants' Mall February 14th, 2011

What a better way to spend Valentines Day then to buy fabric!!  The Merchants' Mall was a great success with many of our merchant/members selling their beautiful fabric and quilting supplies.  It was great fun....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hat Challenge

At January's meeting Elsie Hall introduced her "hat challenge".  This challenge will be part of our October's  25th anniversary Victorian Tea.  The rules are simple.  Create a hat from scratch, find an original hat to wear, or decorate an exiting hat (ie straw hat).  Prizes will be given for the best one in each category.  Join in the challenge it will be fun!!