Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kay Boyd - April Speaker

Kay Boyd from the Brant Guild presented her "Quilts, Clothes and other Delights from Recycled Material" trunk show.  Her quilts were a delight as was she.  Very enjoyable presentation.

Show and Share April Meeting

Some examples from our talented members:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Workshop Update

Karen Bright has sent the following Workshop updates:

A reminder that there is a FREE CLASS to make Placemats for the Guild on Thursday, April 10th.
There is still room for  you to sign up and join us. The materials and patterns will be provided and you will also have the opportunity to make one for yourself.  I believe, Donna is going to show us how to make the placemat that allows you to can carry your dishes and cutlery.

There are still openings in the KATHY WYLIE class, Flourish Table Topper. on Wednesday, April 9th.  She is going to have kits available if you would like one.  If you are interested in a kit, you can either contact me at home or see me at the meeting

Still a few openings in the KELLY  DUMARESQ class Scrap Queen to be held Tuesday, June 3rd

The CHATELAINE class for new members is $5 and is being held on Tuesday, May 27th.  There are quite a few signed up so please come see me and confirm your spot in the class

I have started to arrange classes for the 2014 - 2015 season.  If you know of someone who should be teaching us a class, please contact me so I can start bugging them!!!

The following are some 2014 - 2014 classes already organized

September 17th - Wednesday
KAY BOYD will be teaching us a class as yet unnamed.  The subject will be decided by us once we hear the oohs and aahs.  Let me know if there is something specific you want to learn from her.

October 21st, Tuesday
CATHY MILLER THE SINGING QUILTER will be teaching a class called Mock Mola.  She is our guest speaker at our meeting, so sign up so you can have a Cathy Millar unique experience

November 11th,  Tuesday
HILARY RICE -   will be teaching Funky Tricks and Techniques
Now is the time to get Funky and learn how to do these methods

examples of Hilary Rice's Work

NANCY JOHNSTON will be teaching in November.  Date and subject yet to be decided

MARY HYSLOP  will be teaching Radiant Star ion January 14th, Wednesday 2015

BARB LEFFERING will be teaching how to Chenille on February 25th, Wednesday 2015

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nancy Johnston - Wearable Art

This month we were treated to a show of wearable art by Nancy Johnston.  Nancy is a graduate of fashion design and textiles from Fanshawe College. An international award winning quilter, fiber art teacher, lecturer and designer, she has traveled throughout Canada and the US.  Nancy creates her own fabrics and from them makes many unique and wonderful articles of clothing.  The samples she showed us on Monday were amazing.

Our models looked looked pretty good in them too!!

Show and Share

Here are some of the great show and share items shown at the March meeting.

Winners of the Red Challenge

The winners of the Red Challenge are:

1.  Teresa Magill
2.  Linda Greer
3.  Olga Johnson

Kodos ladies!!!!!

Pick up Show and Share pictures and membership cards

Don't forget to pick up pictures of your Show and Share submissions plus your Membership Cards.  They are usually on tables at the back of the auditorium during the Guild meetings.  Jean Paton (photographer) and Jeannette Millar (Membership) put in a lot of effort to get these items ready for you.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 2014 - Red Challenge

The submissions for the Red Challenge were amazing.  I was not surprised...we have so many talented and creative members who just love challenges.  The votes have been cast and the results will be revealed at the March meeting.  Here are just some examples of the submissions.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Second Scrap Queen Class

Karen Bright has arranged for a second Scrap Queen Class with Kelly Dumaresq.  The date is Tuesday June 3rd, 2014.  There are quite a few ladies already on the waiting list but there is still room for more participants.  If you are on the waiting list please contact Karen to confirm.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Quilt Show 2015 Raffle Quilt

Well the quilt has been mounted on a frame at Anne McKinnon's house and is being quilted by a group of very dedicated Guild members.  I spent an afternoon there a few weeks ago and found it most enjoyable.

The quilt is beautiful but it needs lots of quilting.  So if you are interested in being part of this project please contact Lorraine Roddy.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sharon Galna - January 2014 Speaker

Sharon Galna presented her Inspiration & Design lecture and shared with us her sewing journey. The main take away from her talk was to use the colours you like and to incorporate various techniques to create your own unique designs. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Place Mat Classes

From Karen Bright
Donna MacDonald is going to be holding classes to make place mats to replace our existing ones that are used during Pot Luck lunches.
All we need from you is some time, energy and your sewing skills.
There will be a sign up list available on the Workshop Board. This Session is AT NO CHARGE to you and is a good way to get together with fellow quilters and have some fun!

Sign up now.

The dates both Thursdays, are
March 13th and April 10th

Classes to be held at our usual spot

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year

News from Sue McConville Program co-ordinator 

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.

Sounds like this will be a great meeting.  Hope to see you all there.