No Sewing Week

This is our guild's quiet week, with no sewing session. So everyone has time to work on their projects, ready to bring to our Christmas meeting.

Our December meeting is one week early, on Wednesday 10 December. There will be a Christmas dinner at 5.30 pm. Please let Heather Campbell know if you plan to attend.

Then the meeting will begin at 7.00 pm. Santa Claus will visit - if you wish to participate, bring a wrapped gift with a value up to $10.00 that has something to do with quilting.

Hope to see everyone next week!

Newsletter November 2014

Here is the newsletter from our November meeting.

October 2014 Newsletter

Here is the newsletter for October 2014.

Panel in Attic Window workshop

Janice d'Eon will teach a workshop on Wednesday 12 November from 9 am to 3 pm. This will be a panel in attic windows. If you have signed up for this class but are not sure of which fabrics to use, you are welcome to attend the next sewing session on Wednesday 29 October. Janice will be there and will be happy to offer some guidance on choice of fabric.

Extra Sewing Day

There is a fifth Wednesday in October, so there will be a sewing day next Wednesday, 29 October from 10 am to 4 pm. Come one, come all!

Sewing Session 8 October

We will have a sewing session on Wednesday 8 October from 10 am to 5 pm. Bring a lunch - for yourself or to share. Looking forward to seeing you there!

September Newsletter

Here is the link for our September newsletter.

Upcoming Events

There will be a sewing session on Wednesday 24 September, 10 am to 5 pm.

Janice d'Eon is giving a workshop "String Star", also on Wednesday 24 September, 1 pm to 4 pm.

Then on Saturday 4 October, Shelley Tye is giving a workshop on "Quilt As You Go" from 9 am to 4 pm.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Show

Sunrise Quilt Guild is holding their show on Friday 26 September and Saturday 27 September. Here is their poster for the event.

Sewing Day Wednesday 10 September

We will have a sewing day on Wednesday 10 September. So come and start the new quilting year with other guild members! Sewing will start at 10 am. Bring a lunch if you wish. The Executive will hold a meeting from 4 to 5 pm. See you there!

Executive Committee

For 2014 - 2015, the executive are:

President - Kate Anderson (2014-2016)
Vice President - Jane MacDonald (2013-2015)
Treasurer - Marlene Langille (2014-2016)
Secretary - Isabelle Mason - (2013-2015)

Program - Anne Mattie (2013-2015)
Workshops - Janice d'Eon and Gloria Turnbull (2013-2015)
Lunch - Maureen Roddick and Dot Kelly (2014-2016)
Library - Sharon Smith (2014-2016)
Fundraising - Maria Benoit and Claudette Campbell (2014-2016)
Newsletter - Jeanne Dorie

Happy Summer Quilting

Our June meeting is over so we are now into the summer quilting season. Meetings and sewing sessions will recommence in September.

Becky Daley was congratulated on winning the Viewers' Choice at our Quilt Show. It was such a beautiful quilt - well done Becky!

Next season, we will have a block of the month, so look out for the details at our September meeting. There will be two blocks each month and the samples will be in Christmas fabrics, however, it does not have to be done in Christmas colours. it is up to you!

Janice d'Eon will offer a workshop on Wednesday 24 September - String Star. Janice had a String Star quilt at our quilt show which was much admired. Sign up at our September meeting.

Shelley Tye will offer another Quilt As You Go workshop, as her first one was so successful. This one will be held on Saturday 4 October. The String Star quilt would be a good candidate for this method. Again, sign up at our September meeting. We already have several people who have signed up so it may come down to whoever pays their money first!

The UFO challenge was won by Rita Baudoux - she won $34. Well done. And congratulations to everyone who finished some UFOs.

There were many door prize giveaways at our June meeting and many people went home with an extra something.

The draw was held for our Guild Quilt - the winner was Dale Walker, who is Carol Francis' sister. Congratulations.

And once again, the member who sold the most quilt raffle tickets was Rita - where would we be without you, Rita?

New executive and committee members were elected:
President -- Kate Anderson
Treasurer -- Marlene Langille
Lunch -- Maureen Roddick and Dot Kelly
Library -- Sharon Smith
Fundraising -- Maria Benoit and Claudette Campbell

Miniatures workshop

Here is the newsletter from the Miniatures workshop by Linda Hubbard.

April newsletter

Here is the newsletter from our April meeting.

Our May meeting is approaching

Our May meeting will be next Wednesday 21 May. There will be lots going on!

Finally, we will have the big reveal of our BROWN BAG CHALLENGE. Members are encouraged to bring the items that they have made from the fabric that was in the brown bags. We will present these items to the owners of the brown bags. This should be a lot of fun.

Members are also encouraged to bring in the items they have made for the two Quilt Show challenges - pin cushions and Christmas ornaments.

A reminder of the workshops that were held over the past year:

Travel placemats (Janice d'Eon)
Lap It Up Quilt (Anne Mattie)
Screen Tote bags (Janice d'Eon)
3 D Christmas wall hanging (Wilma Jenkins)
Christmas Table runner (Gloria Turnbull)
Sewing Kit (Anne Mattie)
Seminole piecing (Janice d'Eon)
Summer Flower Garden (Kate Anderson)
Miniatures (Linda Hubbard)

Programs over the past year included:

Christmas gift card
Photo frame
Teabag carrier

For May, those on Sandwiches are:

Heather Campbell
Becky Daley
Julia Dorrington

Those on Sweets are:

Violet Cameron
Laureen Chisholm
Janice d'Eon

BROWN BAG AUCTION - we will hold a brown bag auction at the May meeting. These auctions are always so much fun. Bring an item (related to quilting) worth up to $10 hidden in a brown bag so it can be auctioned off in a blind auction. You don't know what you are bidding on until you earn the right to open the bag!

Anne promises to offer a workshop in the Fall on Pictorial Quilts. So be on the lookout for big beautiful prints over the summer.

Hope to see everyone at the May meeting.

Poster for 2014 Quilt Show

Here is the poster for this years's quilt show (2014)

Notes from March meeting

It was reported that $820 had been raised by members to donate to Roots for Youth - well done,everyone!

Quilts for veterans are being organized by Joyce Eaton - please see Joyce for further details.

Gloria is in charge of this year's Quilt Show. There will be two vendors with lots of goodies for sale. There are two challenges for the Quilt Show - pin cushions and Christmas ornaments. We also need lots of items for the Tea Room.

A workshop on miniatures will be given by Linda Hubbard on Saturday 26 April. And Linda will also do a Trunk Show on Friday 25 April and we are combining this with a dessert party.

Members made and donated 10 wine bags which have now been sent on to Quilt Canada.

Raffle tickets on our Guild Quilt have been handed out to members. Please return all ticket stubs and money by the May meeting.

The nominating committee - Carol Francis, Eileen Betts and Kate Anderson, will meet soon. So if you would like to take an executive position with the Guild, or if you have a suggestion of someone who would be good, please contact one of the nominating committee.

Please come and help quilt our guild quilt at our Wednesday sewing sessions.

If you have any UFOs, register them with Shelley Tye for a chance to win the pot of money!

Several members are sending postcards to Hawaii and others are sending postcards to New Zealand. We look forward to receiving postcards from those far off places.

March Meeting

Our March meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 March at 7 pm in the Westville Recreation Centre.

WINE BAGS for Quilt Canada - if you have any wine bags to be sent to Quilt Canada, please bring them to the March meeting so that we can mail them all together.

WORKSHOP FEE - if you wish to take Linda Hubbard's miniature workshop, please bring the $35 fee.

TRUNK SHOW AND DESSERT PARTY - tickets will be available for $6 to members.

NAME TAG - remember to wear your name tag.

TRUNK SHOW AND DESSERT PARTY - tickets for this event will be available for $6.

QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS - bring your money and ticket stubs if you have sold all your tickets. Request more tickets if you need them!

LUNCH - Sandwiches: Donna Thompson, Mary Wadden, Kate Anderson
Sweets: Gertie Anderson, Shelley Tye, Joan Watters

Linda Hubbard will visit our guild and offer a Miniature workshop on Saturday 26 April. Linda is an inspiring teacher and this will be a great learning experience. She will cover many techniques which can often be applied to full size quilts. Cost for the workshop is $35 and the fee is due at our March meeting.

On Friday 25 April, Linda will give a trunk show (starting at 7 pm) and we are combining this with a dessert party. Cost is $6 for members and tickets will be available at our March meeting. This will be a fun evening filled with food and quilts - what could be better? We would like to decorate the tables with table runners so please contribute what you can.

A reminder that for our Quilt Show on Saturday 31 May we are looking for items to decorate the Tea Room and we have two challenges - pin cushions and Christmas ornaments.

Joyce Eaton discussed a project to provide quilts for the Veterans Unit in Pictou. Many members have volunteered to provide quilts. We are looking for members to machine quilt these quilts. Please talk to Joyce about her wonderful idea.

Tickets for our raffle on our Guild Quilt are now available. There is a prize for the member who sells
the most tickets.
Here is the newsletter for Janice D'Eon's recent workshop on name tag holder and snips bag: workshop newsletter
Here is the newsletter from Anne Mattie's recent workshop: Sewing Kit Workshop newsletter

Guild Dates for February 2014

Wednesday 5 February - Anne Mattie's class for Sewing Kit rescheduled to this date
Wednesday 12 February - 10 am to 5 pm - Sewing session and Janice d'Eon's workshop on basic sewing and seminole piecing
Wednesday 19 February - 1 pm to 5 pm - Sewing session, Pot luck supper 5 pm to 6 pm, Business Meeting at 7 pm
Wednesday 26 February - 10 am to 5 pm - Sewing session with pot luck lunch 12 noon to 1 pm

For the February business meeting, bring the following if you wish to participate:

Donation (cash suggested) for Roots for Youth (please note that this is totally voluntary)
BROWN BAG with your fabrics and name inside, totally anonymous on the outside
Money to sign up for any workshops
FABRIC STRIPS for strip draw - strips should be 2 1/2 inches by width of fabric, you may bring up to 5 strips: Please, FALL COLOURS only!
List of UFOs to register with Shelley Tye

January newsletter

Here is January's newsletter.

Notes from January meeting

Members took a brown bag home in order to participate in the Brown Bag Challenge. If you did not get your brown bag and wish to participate, please see Janice D'Eon or Anne Mattie. Instructions are included with the brown bag.

Upcoming workshops:

Wednesday 29 January - Sewing Kit - teacher: Anne Mattie
Wednesday 12 February - Basic sewing and seminole piecing - teacher: Janice D'Eon
Saturday 8 March - Summer Garden folded fabric applique - teacher: Kate Anderson

Our February meeting is normally when we collect donations to a local charity. This year, it has been suggested that we donate to "Roots for Youth". Anyone who wishes may bring a cash donation to our February meeting and all donations will be forwarded to Roots for Youth. Receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. This donation is totally voluntary.

Register your UFOs with Shelley Tye. So far, you would have a great chance of winning the pot! Each item registered is $1. For each item completed by our June meeting, you have a chance to win the pot.

Quilt Canada will be held in Niagara, Ontario, in June this year. The area is well known for beautiful scenery, many lakes, the St Lawrence seaway, Niagara Falls and also for many wineries. Gift wine bags will be presented to the delegates. If you wish to contribute a wine bag, a pattern can be found on the Canadian Quilters' Association web site:

If you make a bag, please bring it to our Guild meeting in March so all our wine bags can be sent in one parcel.

Our February meeting will see us holding a Strip Draw. Fabric strips should be 2 1/2 inches wide by the width of fabric, so roughly 2 1/2 inches by 40 inches. You can bring from 1 to 5 strips. For each strip that you bring, you will receive one ticket to win all the strips. Fabrics should be fall colours - no white, no Christmas colours - you get the picture! The winner of the draw will take home all the strips plus a pattern to use the strips.

Gloria Turnbull is our Quilt Show chairperson. She has issued two challenges:
Pin cushion challenge
Christmas tree ornament challenge

Every member is encouraged to make a pin cushion and a Christmas tree ornament and bring them to our May meeting and also, of course, to our Quilt Show on Saturday 31 May 2014.

See you at our February meeting on Wednesday 19 February.

December Newsletter

Here is the December newsletter.

Guild Dates for January 2014

Wednesday 8 January - 10 am to 5 pm - Sewing, with pot luck lunch from 12 to 1 pm
Wednesday 15 January - 1 pm to 5 pm - Sewing, pot luck supper 5 pm to 6 pm, Business Meeting at 7 pm
Wednesday 22 January - 10 am to 5 pm - Sewing, with pot luck lunch from 12 to 1 pm
Wednesday 29 January - 10 am to 4 pm - Workshop by Anne Mattie "Sewing Kit", includes seminole piecing and sharks teeth

At the Business Meeting, the first part of the Brown Bag Challenge will occur.  You get to take a brown bag home.
Make sure to register your UFOs with Shelley Tye - if you did not finish them last year, sign them up again!
Sign up for the postcard exchange with Sheila Munro - always a fun, small project.

If the weather is iffy - use your common sense!  If school is cancelled, so is quilting.