Monday, 10 April 2017

Necessary Clutch Wallet Class with Wendy!

This weekend at our guild Spring Retreat we had a special guest Wendy van der Walt from Fabriculous, who set up a shop and taught the Necessary Clutch Wallet to our group.  It was a fun class and we had 17 members participate!  Most of the wallets were finished in the class time and I hope that everyone that made one will bring them to Aprils meeting so we can get a group picture of all the wallets with their makers!

I loved seeing our members work together to help each other out!  

Here is Wendy helping us get the clasp installed.  We had a great assembly line going!

Thanks you Wendy for coming up to our Retreat and showing us that we can make something that looks so complicated!  You're an excellent teacher!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

March 2017 Meeting Highlights

We are starting to get the Paper Pieced blocks back and they are looking great!

We had a very special guest at our March meeting.  A big congratulations goes to Sheri and Sean on the arrival of their daughter Darby!  Those of us that were there in the afternoon got to hold this precious bundle, she is such a sweet baby!  We are all looking forward to having her visit our sewing days and watching her grow!

Our Guild Retreat will be on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th.   We will have our usually Pot Luck supper on Friday at 6pm.  If you were not at our March meeting to sign up for an item please feel free to bring any dish.

Wendy from Fabriculous will be at our retreat and setting up a small shop. If you need anything from her shop please call Wendy to see if she can bring what you need.  The shop phone number is 204-734-5662.   She will also be teaching the Necessary Clutch Wallet Class on Saturday.  The guild is covering the cost of teaching and you just need to buy your own supplies, pattern and fabric. If you are interested in taking her class please let Kathy know ASAP as Wendy needs to know how many kits and patterns to bring.  You will be able to shop for fabric for the wallet on Friday and the class starts at 9:30 am on Saturday so please be there to set up at 9am.  

Wendy will also be doing a fun Nifty Notions demonstration for us Friday night.

We are also planning on trying a new game so if you want to participate please bring three 2 1/2" x WOF (wide of fabric) fabric strips.  Lets make them colourful!  The winner of the game wins all the strips of fabric, winner takes all! 

Audrey had new quilt labels made for our comfort quilts and they turned out very nice.  They include our logo, location and washing instructions.

The evening Program was the Dresden Plate and Audrey was showing us how to use the EZ Dresden ruler that is in the guild library.

 Now to our Show and Tell.

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

February 2017 Meeting Highlights

We had a great response to our call for quilt blocks that will be sent to the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild for their Quilts for Quebec project. Thank you ladies, they look great!

We also finished the quilt that will be donated to the Creighton School for a Playground fundraiser.

Our next Quilt Show is now booked with the Community Hall. Mark Sept 21 and 22, 2018 on your calendars!

Our program for the evening was a Paper Piecing Workshop lead by Evelyn Black.

Now to our Show and Tell.

I also received a few pictures from our snow birds in B.C heading to a quilt retreat and also bottling wine!   If you are away for the winter and would like to share a few pictures of what you're up to please email them to me and I'll share on the blog.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, 2 February 2017

January 2017 Meeting Highlights

We had a great day sewing and worked on making the Four Patch Posy quilt in Black and White fabrics ( no pictures yet).  The center is put together and we just need to add the borders next month.
We also finished putting the borders on the Hexi Flower quilt which is looking great!

The program for the evening was the Circle of Squares block demonstrated by Audrey.  This will be our Comfort block to bring back in February and March.  If you haven't returned your Sister's Choice blocks from Dec and January you can still do that in the next few months as we know many are away for the winter.

We discussed the idea of a new Mystery project or challenge for 2017. If you have any ideas please share with the executive.  I might have a lead on a Mystery Project!

We also discussed having teachers come in to teach and Wendy from Fabriculous has agreed to come up for our Retreat on April 7 and 8th and teach the Necessary Clutch Wallet.  I'll get more details from Wendy as to what she will charge and what supplies we need for the class. I think this would just be a one day class and it could be run on Saturday so those that work during the week can attend.
Now to our favorite part Show and Tell!  Look at how happy these ladies are with their projects!!  Love it!

Happy Stitching!