Tuesday, September 11, 2012


On of our "local" quilt stores is having an online sale as well as an in store sale.  What a great opportunity to pick up fabric for the upcoming mystery quilt!  Here is the link to their online store.

KickAss On-Line Birthday Sale

Beat the rush - shop the on-line sale BEFORE the in-store madness!

at least 20% off on almost everything !!!! All fabrics - both yardage & pre-cuts - all books and patterns - and gift items and notions.

The on-line sale starts now and ends September 21st.


KickAss In store BIRTHDAY SALE!!!!!

Tuesday Sept 25th to Saturday Sept 29th

10 AM to 5 PM

Hundreds of sale fabrics at $5/yard; all other regular width fabric at $10/yard
Large selection of precuts, kits, notions, and gift items
marked down to clear
Free gifts with purchase

Can you say road trip to Plumas anyone???

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 2012 meeting highlights

We had a wonderful turn out of 26 ladies for our first meeting of the fall.  It was great to see some new faces and some returning faces.

We are going to be trying something new for our next meeting on October 4th.  For a very small additional fee we can rent the Old Firehall for the entire day rather than just the evening.  We know not everyone is free during the day, but for those who are available it can be a time to work on your own project, solicit help or opinions from other quilter or work on one of our group charity projects.  Karen P. will be there is the morning.  She would love to know if you plan to join her.  I will be joining her in the afternoon.

The Crocus Quilt Guild will once again be hanging quilts in the Watson Arts Centre gallery in October-mid November.  Members are asked to bring items to the October 4th meeting.  No specific theme this year, please bring something that hasn't been hung there before.

If you are interested in participating in a challenge outside of our guild one check out the Trend Tex challenge.  More info here and here.  Some us have participated in the past, why not give it a try?

Here is the show and tell for the evening.

I had fun playing with my longarm over the summer and here are some of the results.

Sandra used here mebroidery and quilting skills to complete this adorable wall hanging way ahead of schedule!

Brenda made her 4th "baseball bears" quilt.  So cheerful!

Karen did some extraordinary quilting on this UFO.  This picture does not do it justice at all!

Gloria finished her "Rowdy Bunch" quilt.  Again sorry for the picture quality.  Thread work and quilting is stunning.

That's all for now.  Please let Dawn know if you have an idea for a program this year.  If anyone loves taking pictures and wants to help out at the meetings please let me know.

Happy quilting,


Thursday, September 6, 2012

News from Fabriculous

Fabriculous has their new fall newsletter out today.  Check it out here.  They have moved to a new location in Swan River and are sure to be bigger and better than ever.  Check the info about their classes and Open House and Sale happening September 29th.  Road trip anyone???


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September is here!

Where did the summer go?  Our first meeting of the fall will take place this Thursday, September 6th at the Old Firehall in the Watson Art Centre beginning at 7:00 p.m.  We will be discussing plans for the upcoming year and renewing our memberships.  If you know of someone who might be interested in coming and learning more about quilting, or a past member who hasn't been around for awhile - give them a call and invite them to join us.

Did you make any of these over the summer?

We will be collecting ice cream cone blocks at our September and October meetings.  If you need the pattern, or help with paper piecing, just let Lori know. WE are collecting one for the guild for our group project and one for the draw.

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone has been working on over the summer.  Don't forget to bring some show and tell. See you Thursday!