Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Heather Stewart

Our speaker for April is Heather Stewart. Heather has taught for guilds and shops in all Canadian provinces and several states. Heather began quilting as a child and has taken her hobby and turned it into a profession. She works full time preparing and giving workshops and lectures. She is a quilt teacher fabric artist, quilt restorer and judge. She also was voted as CQA teacher of the year in 2009. I am looking forward to her lecture at our April meeting.  Check out her site at

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Irene Dewer Workshop - March 15, 2011

Irene Dewer conducted her Cut One Make Two placemat workshop on March 15th.  The technique to produce a positive and negative image of a design was interesting and fun.  The results were fantastic.  Each person's placemat was so different - the material chosen made a big difference to the output.  It was a good day and we learned a lot from Irene.

Helping Hands

The Helping Hands contributors really out did themselves this month!!  Jennifer Currie received 42 dresses, 32 pair of shorts, 14 tops, 22 skirts, 37 pillow cases, and 6 blankets.  Wow! Thank you ladies - great work. We know all these items will be appreciated and used.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Show and Share - March 2011

There was a great response to Betty Ann`s request for old items to be the theme of this month`s Show and Share.  Our members brought in quilts made by parents, grandparents or made by themselves many years ago.  The stories that were told about the items were fabulous.  Who knows maybe a grandchild of mine will one day haul into her Guild something I made...yikes the thought of it!!!

Here are some examples of the treasures we saw today.

March 2011 Speaker - Irene Dewar

Irene Dewar presented her truck show at our meeting today.  Her beautiful work was admired by everyone.  Her presentation was fun and very inspiring.  Those of us taking her workshop tomorrow are looking forward to a great day.   I know we will learn a lot.

Past Presidents Honoured

Eleven of our Guild`s sixteen Past Presidents were present to be honoured at our meeting today.  As a token of the Guild`s appreciation Lorna Bawden-Smith, our current president, presented each lady with a special Past President pin.  Lorna also thank them for all the work they and their committees have done during the past 25 years. 

It is wonderful to have so many of these ladies still members of our Guild.