Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Luncheon

December 10th was the date of our Christmas Luncheon.  As usual the food was great, the craft creative, and the Show and Share inspiring.  The Secret Sisters exchange gifts and Donna made all of us an adorable tree ornament (I have already eaten the chocolate!!). Best wishes to all for a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Girls just wanna have fun!!

The block of the month group met today.  It was Claudette Lindsey's birthday and Chrissy Altelaar, Donna Starr and group decorated some birthday glasses for her.  The lunch was catered from the Panty Shelf (yum!!) and Chrissy made cupcakes with a special candled one for Claudette.  Happy birthday Claudette.
Just goes to show you the fun you can have at our workshops!!
Thanks for the scoop and the pictures Chrissy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Meeting - Carol Goddu

Carol Goddu an extraordinary fabric artist was our speaker for November.  Carol has been lecturing and teaching since 1985.  She has taught her classes in Canada, the US and Europe.  She presented an incredible slide and truck show to the Guild.  I was on vacation and am very sorry I missed it.  Here are some examples of her work.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Show and Share October Meeting

Some very striking art quilts were part of Show and Share this month. These quilts were a perfect tie in for Donna Fournier's annoucement that there will be an Art Quilt catagory at our Quilt Show.  Hope to see the items on dispay in May!!!   We also got to see some great traditional work from our members...

HRH Donna Mac and the bag ladies....

Martha Schellingerhoud

Our October meeting featured an amazingly talented quilter...Martha Schellingerhoud.  We were wowed by her quilts.  So much colour, detail and beauty.  Martha is a machine quilter and she sews every thing from piecing to quilting  on a regular household machine.  She showed us a couple of methods she uses to quilt and attached sections of the quilt....talk about the ultimate jigsaw puzzle. She is such an inspiration.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Show and Share September Meeting

Ten summer quilters brought in their creations.....while we were enjoying the heat of the summer they were heating up their machines and producing wonderful items....

Here are a few examples

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sept Speakers

Mary and Trisha from Harebrained Happenings  put on a wonderful trunk show of their whimsical and humourous quilted creations.  This was a great opening act for our new Guild year!!   The ladies also had many of their quilt patterns for sale.  I am looking forward to seeing these patterns made up and presented at a Show and Share.

Welcome Donna

Donna MacDonald, our new president, opened our season by announcing her charity for the year,  her Secret Sister program, and  The President's Challenge.

Donna has selected as her charity Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes - Transportation Services.  This service offers seniors and anyone with a disability or other special needs with transportation options.  This can include transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, errands and social events.  This helps the users of this service to maintain their independence. It also takes some of the burden off the city's ambulance services.

Secret Sister
Details  and sign up sheets for this  program were handed out at the meeting.  It sounds like fun.  Need info on this?  Contact Donna.  

President's Challenge
To make an item from leftover or newly made triangles. We all have tons of these!!

  • Traditional blocks using triangles or half square triangle
  • What were you thinking?  This can be anything - using triangles 
  • Mixed media.  This can involve using many different techniques with different embellishments to create your piece.
Donna has a detailed hand out on this project. 

Thank you Lorna

A big thank you to Lorna Bawden-Smith for her two years as president.  Our new president Donna MacDonald presented Lorna with a gift as a token of our appreciation for all her hard work and dedication to the Guild.

Lorna selling raffle tickets

Lorna raising funds..

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mystery Quilt

Betty Anne they are done!!!  Yeah!!!
The mystery quilts are finished!!!!  The results were revealed at our June meeting.  It always amazes me how colour choices can totally determine the outcome of a quilt.  Below are examples of the two quilts Betty Anne co-ordinated.  Thank you Betty Anne for all your effort....it was very appreciated by all participants.

Quilt # 1

Quilt # 1

Quilt # 2 - Scrappy

Quilt #2 - Scrappy - I love the borders!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 2012 Potluck Luncheon

Our season close out luncheon was wonderful...great food and great friends.  I can't believe the 2011-12 meeting year is over.  The year was full of good meetings, speakers, workshops, and incredible displays of our members' talent.  I can't wait to see what next year brings!! 

Hope you all enjoy your summer..see you in September.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Our Canadian Quilter

Eleanor Plewes's beautiful butterfly quilt was featured in The Canadian Quilter.  Another one of our talented members who's work has been recognized by CQA.  Congratulations Eleanor!!

Deb Beirnes - May Speaker

Deb Beirnes demonstrated with her fabulous quilts the joys and possibilities in creating scrap quilts.  The next day at her Scrap Magic Workshop she showed how to generate these wonderful quilts.   What a great way to use up our stashes!!!

Pictures by Eleanor Plewes.