Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Workshop Update

Workshop update from Karen Bright.
January 14th, 2014
FROM SQUARE ONE- this class is being taught by Faye Flood and still has some openings
She will be teaching
  • Use of rotary cutter
  • Maximum use of rulers
  • Strip piecing
  • Accurate 1/4" guide
  • Pressing
  • Basic machine quilting
  • Quilting in the ditch
  • Binding - 90 and 135 degree corners
  • Labels
January 29th, 2014
SCRAPTURES - this is being taught by Frances Emery
There are still 2 openings in this class
A great opportunity to learn just a little of Frances's technique

As per Donna MacDonald's  announcement at the December meeting place mat construction classes are being arranged for all members.  The goal is  to replace the present place mats used at our pot luck luncheons.  There is no cost to you, the Guild will supply everything except the sewing machines and labour.
The first class will be in January and there will be a class later in the spring.
Contact Karen Bright if you want to attend any of these classes.

December 2013 Christmas Pot Luck

The weather was a little stormy and icy, but we had a pretty good turn out for our annual Christmas Pot Luck Luncheon.  The food was amazing, the craft (a wreath made from Christmas patterned cotton strips) was fun to make, and the company and cheery conversation was great.  It was a good way to start the holiday season!!!!!
Not too many calories!!!

One way to use the Christmas Wreath - looking good!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Upcoming Programmes

Sue McConville has submitted the details about our spring programmes. Looking good!!!!

December 09, 2013:  Christmas Pot Luck:  The holidays roll around quickly!  Bring your favourite main course or dessert to share.  It’s a great time to meet new friends and catch up with those you know.

Please bring: your own plate, cutlery, a mug, a plastic bag to take home your dirty dishes and a small pair of craft scissors.

We have a great craft for you to complete as well.  Would you believe it contains over 14,000 strips of fabric?

January 13, 2014: Trunk Show:  What better way to start the New Year than with a little inspiration?  Sharon Galna from Ajax will share her love of quilting and design in a presentation called “ Inspiration and Design”. Sharon was taught to sew at the age of 11 by her mother. She started out by making simple garments and continued with her love of sewing throughout public and high school by making her own clothes.  She took that love of sewing to the next level by studying fashion design at college. It was while in college in 1983 that she made her first quilt to celebrate her grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary and was immediately hooked.

She has had pieces juried into the Grand National Quilt Exhibition (2006, 2007, 2010).  Her work has also been shown at the Joseph Schneider Haus, the Oshawa Fibre Arts Show, the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington and the Mclean Community Centre, Ajax.

February 10, 2014:  Are you ready for a challenge and some FUN? We all know that February is heart month and Valentine’s Day and Red is the colour of choice.  This is your chance to display your talents with a member’s challenge: “All Things Red”. 

The Rules: 
  • Items must be 50% red (excluding the backing)
  • Items must contain fabric although other media can be incorporated
  • Some quilting required – either machine or hand
  • All items must be presented for judging by 12:30pm on February 10th.
  • Members will vote on their favourite pieces.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the March meeting.

Help Please! We will need volunteers to accept the items as they are brought in and others to set up the displays.  Please contact Sue to volunteer:

Prizes!  Donations for prizes gratefully accepted.  Please contact Sue if you wish to donate.

March 10, 2014:  Wearable Art by Nancy Johnston.  Nancy creates her own fabrics and from them many unique and wonderful articles of clothing. 

April 14, 2014: Trunk Show:  Kay Boyd from the Brant Guild will present "Quilts, Clothes, and Other Delights from Recycled Material" 

May 12, 2014: Vendor’s Marketplace

June 14, 2014: Pot Luck Lunch

New workshops Announced

Karen Bright has set up two new Spring Workshops  They look great!  If you are interested in taking one or both of these workshops sign up at the next guild meeting.
March 20th, 2014Thursday
Sharron Coxon will be teaching the HONEYCOMB WAFFLE
class will cost $25 and there will be extra cost for the book and the ruler
The book is $32.98 and the ruler is just under $30 and Sharron is giving students an extra 20% off these prices

May 14th, 2014Wednesday

Louise Manning will be teaching GORDIAN KNOT
cost of the class will be $25
at this time I do not know if any special ruler or pattern is required

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Jan Anderson - November Speaker

Jan Anderson returned!!!  This time this highly entertaining speaker showed us her unusual and beautiful take on quilting.  Her use of dyes, waxes, rust, etc. sure produced great stuff.  Also some of her exercises helped us warm up since the furnace was not working.

 Very fun and upbeat presentation.

Big Brothers and Sisters

Donna's charity this year is Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes - Haliburton Inc. This charity promotes and monitors long-term supportive friendships for children through quality relationships with caring adults. Jane and Jim from the organization spoke and encouraged our members get involved with the In-School Mentoring Program.  This program matches a child between the ages of 6 and 12 with an adult mentor. They meet once a week for one hour during school hours with the purpose of raising the child's self-confidence and self-esteem.  If you are interested contact their office at 117 Kent Street 705-324-6800.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Roger Kerr Foundation Piecing Workshops

Karen Bright sent in these pictures from the Roger Kerr October 29th and 30th workshop.  With the heating not working she said it was a little chilly...but they carried on like true quilters and created some wonderful looking designs.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

February Challenge

From our amazing program convener Sue McConville:

Are you ready for a challenge and some FUN.  We all know that February is heart month and Valentine's Day and Red is the colour of choice.  This is your chance to display your talents with a member's challenge: 

All Things Red

The Rules:
  • Items must be 50% reed (excluding the backing)
  • Items must contain fabric although other media can be incorporated
  • Some quilting required - either machine or hand
  • All items must be presented for judging by 12:30 pm at the February 10th meeting
  • Members will vote on their favourite pieces.
  • Items can be taken home at the end of the meeting
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the March meeting.

We will need volunteers to accept the items as they are brought in and others to set up the displays.  Please contact Sue to volunteer:

Donations for prizes gratefully accepted.  Please contact Sue if you wish to donate.

Cheque Presentation

President Donna MacDonald presented a cheque for $1,363.23to Steve Karpazis, representing Community Care Non Emergency Transportation.   Good work for a great charity.

October 2013 meeting

The 65 Project Adventure turned out to be a big success.  During the meeting, project or hostess gift ideas were presented by the following ladies.

Donna MacDonald: flying geese
Laurie Griffin:  Xmas Star
Barb Liffering:  Xmas Bargello
Suzanne Meyer:  Xmas ball decoration
Sandra Falconer:  60 degree Centerpiece

Great work Ladies.  Thanks for the info and pics  Lorna

PLUS I hear there were cupcakes for tea!!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 2013

The September meeting kicked off our new season.  The speaker was Stasia Ceglarz.a self taught fiber artist. Stasia makes all her own patterns which are so unique.  Her machine quilting is amazing.  her presentation was very amusing and informative.  Her quilts defiantly reflected her colourful personality.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fall Programs

Our program coordinator Sue McConville has supplied the following information on our fall programs.  They sound amazing!!! Looks like we are in for an other great year. 
September 9:  Truck Show by Stasia Ceglarz:  Stasia is a self taught fibre artist who is inspired by her flowers and gardens. When she emigrated from Poland twenty eight years ago she could not understand our patterns so decided to just make her own!  Using her own designs, she hand dyes and paints her fabrics before assembling the next creation.  We will all be inspired by her outgoing personality and love of fabric.
October 21, 2013:  The 65 Project Adventure: Our October meeting is 65 days from Christmas and the holidays.  Often we are looking for that last minute or small gift to give to a hostess, a grandchild, a teacher or a friend. To help us prepare, we are going to experience the 65 kilometre project adventure! Six talented presenters will spend 10 minutes each demonstrating a project that meets the following criteria:  It must cost 65.00 or less; all materials must be available within a 65 km radius of our meeting hall; if it can be done in 65 minutes or less - so much the better!  We will provide you with note taking paper so that you can jot down your ideas.  Join us and be inspired!

November, 2013:  Truck Show: November sees the return of Jan Anderson.  Many of you will remember her amazing "quilt exercise" program that she did in the spring.  Jan spoke at that time about her love of creating unique quilted items so she is coming back to share her work with us.  Jan is a great speaker and this will be a lot of fun.  She has also promised to take ten minutes from her trunk show to review a few of those exercises!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Workshops needing participants!!

Notice from Karen Bright - Workshop Convener

Wednesday September 18th
Taught by Mary Hyslop
Here is your chance to learn another new technique
There is pre class work that needs to be done so if you are interested, let me know.
The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members

There are still a few openings in the Block of the Month, Simply Christmas with Chrissy Altelaar and Donna Starr.
I have the picture and the list of supplies so that you can use the rest of the summer to get organized
It is never too hot to shop for fabric.
The cost is $70 for the class and $12 for the pattern.
Contact Karen Bright if you are interested in either of these classes.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Raffle Quilt Raised $8,080 for A Place Called Home

Jean Kyle presented Lorrie Polito, representing A Place Called Home a cheque from $8,080.  Kudos to Jean's Raffle Ticket Committee and to all of our members who sold tickets.  Also to Pam Campbell and Donna MacDonald for choosing an amazing quilt pattern/materials and to all the ladies who spent countless hours piecing, appliqueing, and hand quilting.  What a great achievement!

June Wrap up Meeting

Can't believe another quilting year has come and gone.  Today we had our pot luck luncheon - and as usual lots of good  food and great conversations.  Key points of the meeting

  • Through our monthly coin donations Donna's selected charity Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes - Transportation Services raised $1,162. 
  • The Secret Sisters were revealed.
  • Our very own Mini Pearl entertained us.
  • The Guild Executive and committee groups were announced.  See side bar for the list of members on these committees.  A big thank you to all the ladies volunteering to help keep our Guild great. Big job well done Ann.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Anne McKinnon wins the Raffle Quilt

Our lucky Anne McKinnon won the Raffle Quilt!  It was so fitting for Anne to win since she graciously offered the use of her home as the "quilting site" during the hand quilting of this beautiful quilt.  So good deeds do pay off...

Esther Graham wins Viewers' Choice

For the second show in a row Esther Graham won the Viewers' Choice award at our Quilted Treasures Show.  Esther's hand quilted and hand appliqued masterpiece is called Butterflies and Flowers.  It really shows off Esther's amazing talent.  Congratulations Esther.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ladies doing lunch at the Quilt Show

What could be better than having afternoon tea with friends at a wonderful Quilt Show.

Quilt Show Day 1

The crisp cool weather certainly helped send people to our Quilt Show.  The turn out was really good.  The quilting displays, vendors' booths, members' boutique, and tea room were, as usual, fantastic and busy.  With all the great quilt submissions it will be hard to pick the Viewers' Choice...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

President's Challenge

The participants' creations for Donna's triangle challenge were on display at the meeting.  They were so well done and creative.  Donna presented prizes to the winners.  All of the entries will be on display at our Quilt Show.  This is yet another reason why you must attend the show!!