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.