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October 2022 Meeting
We had a fun evening learning about 5 types of appliqué from 5 of our own very knowledgeable and talented guild members, and viewers' choice voting for our favourite 2021-2022 BOM challenge quilt.
For more photos and information see the October Meeting Blog post.
September 2022 Meeting
Our kick off guild meeting for the new guild season featured guest Paul Leger who entertained and informed us with his very interesting stories and his stunning quilts!
We also heard all about this year's upcoming activities including Block-of-the-Month, Charity strip quilts, and an upcoming mystery quilt and the associated challenge. What a treat to see so many familiar and new faces in person!
For more photos and information about the meeting see the Blog.
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We welcome new members to our guild!
If you are a quilter, or if you are interested in any type of quilting - traditional, modern, or specialties such as thread painting, we invite you to consider joining our quilt guild.
You will receive a warm welcome to our guild!
To register for the 2022-2023 guild year click/tap here.
Emma's Terry Fox Quilt
Guild member Emma Russell and her Terry Fox quilt, were recently featured in a story in our local Inside Ottawa Valley news in conjunction with the upcoming return of the annual Terry Fox Run in Renfrew on September 18th. A long time supporter and participant, Emma made a quilt from Terry Fox T-shirts and ribbons from previous runs. She has generously donated the quilt for a raffle with the proceeds going to the Terry Fox Run. Raffle tickets are available at Sew Inspired in Arnprior, from Emma and at various locations in Renfrew.
Our guild members saw this stunning and unique quilt at our March Show and Tell and heard its story then.
Read the Inside Ottawa Valley story here
We finally finished off our guild year with our June meeting in the park on a the beautiful evening of June 28th (after 2 postponements due to inclement weather).
We enjoyed seeing our fellow guild members and lots of quilts including the challenge quilts, show and tell, and preemie quilts and touch quilts for our Charity initiatives.
For more photos and information about the meeting see the Blog.
After many, many virtual guild meetings via Zoom, we finally got back together in person for our May guild meeting.
Our special first "back together" program featured a big yard sale of our quilt related stuff and a short business update as this was our Annual General Meeting. There was also Show and Tell, updates on our Charity projects, a 50-50 draw, gift basket draw, Library prize draw, door prizes, and much more.
Read more in the Blog
Our March Charity night featured several guests from local charities that we support through our donations. It was a very informative evening with touching stories about the impact our quilts have on their recipients. Read more in the Blog
Guild Facebook Group
Our guild now has a private members-only Facebook group so members of the guild can share, learn, and keep in touch with each other.
January Guild Meeting
Our first meeting of 2022 featured Krista Hennebury as our guest presenter. From her we learned a lot about accurate piecing and why this is important for all quilters in both traditional and modern quilting projects. An excellent presentation enjoyed by all.
For more about Krista and her quilts see http://poppyprintcreates.blogspot.com
Walking Foot Quilting Workshop
Our Walking Foot Quilting workshop with Melissa Marginet was sold out and enjoyed by all who participated in it on January 20. Read about it in the Blog.
December Guild Meeting
At our festive December meeting we enjoyed our guest presentation by Melissa Marginet who did entertain and inform us with her trunk show of quilts and interesting stories. We are looking forward to our January Introduction to Walking Foot Designs workshop with Melissa. See http://melissamarginet.ca
November Guild Meeting
Our guest speaker at our November meeting was Brandy Maslowski who shared her amazing and inspirational journey from fire fighter to full time professional quilter with us.
Brandy Maslowski is a fibre artist and teacher known for her pursuit of more joy and less overwhelm in the classroom. She loves quilting, hiking, travel and tea. From clumsy beginner quilter to showing her fibre art in galleries, Brandy has had a 30 year passion for fabric, stitch, colour, and texture. You can find her as the Quilter on Fire online and listen to her weekly podcast at www.quilteronfire.com.
October Guild Meeting
Our featured guest Cheryl Arkison presented Make Time to Play at our guild meeting on Wednesday October 27. What a treat!
Our first meeting of the 2021-2022 guild year was Wednesday September 22
Our accomplished, informative and entertaining guest speaker was Lise Bélanger http://en.libexpression.com
Read more about the meeting in the Blog.
If you are a quilter, or you are interested in any type of quilting - traditional, modern, or specialties such as thread painting, please consider joining our quilt guild.
Read more about becoming a member and the benefits of membership, and do check out this web site for information about past and present guild activities. See the Blog for highlights and photos from our meetings and much more. And read about our Challenges and Charity projects, and see photos of Show-and-Tell projects.
Our guild meetings will continue to be held remotely over Zoom during the fall and into the winter 2022 until the Covid-19 situation improves sufficiently for us to meet in person again. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation our membership fee for the September 2021-June 2022 season is at the reduced rate of $15.
You will receive a warm welcome to the Arnprior and District Quilters' Guild!
To join our guild click/tap here.
Summer 2021 Scrap Challenge
The 16 guild members who participated in this challenge each received a paper bag of scraps in late June, to which they could add 1.5 m of a background fabric, and sashing, binding, and backing of their choice. The guild is providing batting and optionally backing, for these projects, many of which will be donated to a charity for distribution to their clients.
The participants submitted photos of their completed projects by August 27 and the big reveal of all of the quilts to the participants was on a Zoom call on September 1.
What a fun way to pass these hot summer days!
Previous Guild Meetings
At our June 2021 meeting we welcomed a very unique and entertaining guest speaker, Joan Statz from Alberta. Check out her patterns on her web site Joan’s Own Creations
We welcomed back a longtime favourite guest at our guild, Patti Carey Catch up with Patti's latest patterns and news on her web site Patti's Patchwork.
At our April meeting Elizabeth DeCroos introduced us to Pojagi, a traditional Korean textile art. Read more from Elizabeth on her web site Epida Studio.
Karen Brown of Just Get It Done Quilts was our awesome guest speaker at our February guild meeting where she inspired us to become better quilters with lots of practical tips and a better understanding of recognizing our quilting strengths and weaknesses.
Our guild members have made 499 face masks for community members to wear when they're in the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital for essential visits such as blood work, and for The Grove Nursing Home. Thank you to our guild members and others in our community who have dug into their fabric stashes, and overcome earlier elastic shortages to contribute face masks to these Arnprior Regional Health institutions.
Face mask instructions
Read about the amazing projects of individual members of our guild for other charitable causes in our May and June newsletters.
Our Quilt Show
Congratulations to Sharon Huffman whose beautiful Dance of the Dragonflies quilt won the Viewer’s Choice award and the CQA ribbon.
And congratulations to Ann Hunter for her stunning Christmas Wedding Sampler quilt which was awarded the guild ribbon.
The lucky winner of the stunning raffle quilt is Lianne Wojuk of Renfrew!
Next Meeting December 14
Wednesday December 14 7 PM
Christmas Potluck Dinner Party
Wednesday January 25, 2023
Wednesday February 22 7 PM
Wednesday March 22 7 PM
Wednesday April 26 7 PM
Our Long Awaited Quilt Show!
April 29-30 2023 in Arnprior
Wednesday May 24 7 PM
Wednesday June 21 7 PM