Happy Spring everyone!
Mother Nature seems to be confused about which season it is this year, so if we keep saying "spring", maybe it will happen. I too may be slightly confused as I still have all my winter decorations up and am only replacing them because of the date on the calendar.
We are only about a month away from the quilt show. There's lots of quilting to be done between now and then. If I bind a few quick projects, they'll be done. Then onto quilting some projects that I would like to have in the show. Don't forget about your red and white president's challenges.
A great big thanks to everyone who was at the February meeting and who helped us get the quilt tops done for the CQA Big Quilt Bee. It was loads of fun, and very productive too.
A reminder to arrive early and bring lots of small bills for our garage sale this month. The folks selling should be set up by 6:30 or so. We are still starting the meeting with our speaker at 7:00, you'll have an opportunity to shop before the meeting and we'll have a slightly extended break where you can shop then too.
We have lots happening, it's very exciting!
I better get sewing, that binding does not attach itself! Imagine, self sewing binding instead of, or as well as, self driving cars!! Hehe
Anna Cornel recently taught this Caryl Bryer Fallert pattern to 10 ladies. Our bright background fabrics varied so we were anxious to see how the colours would play across the backgrounds. We came with most of our cutting done, so we were able to start our sewing almost right away. This is always a great workshop when one can do that! The second last step is to turn the tucks so one get to see the results, and only one student was able to do this before going home but it was very encouraging for all of the rest of us to see her results! We are looking forward to our April guild meeting and the quilt show to see the class' "show and tell."
-- Gwen Pennings, Programme
Quilt Show Update
Eight awesome completed High Tech Tucks projects are at the quilt show!
Our annual "garage sale" was a great way to start off this meeting with many interesting items to choose from to fill those inevitable gaps in our own stashes! Many members wore happy smiles as they loaded up on new goodies.
Lana Dean gave us an update on the charming log cabin quilt with the creative farm scene on the back which she showed us at our February meeting. She made the quilt along with a number of other quilters for auction at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show in mid March. It was sold for a whopping $7,600 which was all donated to CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.)
Barb shared many tips with us including:
Barb's son is fascinated by wolves as evidenced by these 2 quilts in her collection.
Barb finished off her captivating show with her personal Canada 150 quilt project in which she included the crests of the 3 provinces in which she's lived: Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.
Barb owns the Quilters Inn quilt shop in Cameron ON where she also teaches classes and does long arm quilting for others. See Barb's Facebook page for more information. www.facebook.com/QuiltrsInn
Enjoy these many more photos of Barb's quilts and other items that she shared with us.