Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Quilt Show was an absolutely fantastic success.  It was a lot of work but we had rave reviews from all who came through.  It was amazing to the see the variety of layouts that people came up with for the Alternate Routes pattern that members of the guild did from a pattern created by Highway 10 Designs.  The soup, bun, vegetables, and coffee lunch was also a huge success and everyone enjoyed the variety of homemade soups and then the great desserts.
 This was the quilt made by Winnie with her winning squares from the charity block for the month.
 This is the bedrunner made by Gloria Nicholson.
 This is Karen Pryce's Schoolhouse which won second place for viewer's choice.
 This is Gloria Nicholson's  Rockin Roosters which won the Viewer's Choice Award
 This is the table runner made by Pat Milburn which we will be holding a workshop for on November 16, 2013. 
 This was made by Reneta Angus

 This is made by Lori Suss and was the quilt hanging at the top of the stairs as you entered the Art Centre Building where the quilt show was held.
This was made by Cindy Hamilton and is her grandson Asher. Each piece is 1/4 inch in size. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

UFO Day!

Just a friendly reminder that there is a UFO day being held TOMORROW, October 19th at the Old Fire hall in the Watson Art Centre.  Doors open at 9:30.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 7, 2013

October Meeting Highlights

Our October meeting was held on Thursday Oct the 3rd.  It was wonderful to 25 faces, with some new ones mixed in.

Some highlights from the business meeting were:

October 19th will be a UFO day in the Old Fire Hall at the Watson Art Center.  9:00 a.m.

November 16th will be our Poinsettia Table runner workshop and UFO day at the Ochre River Hall - 9:30 am.

With heavy hearts it was noted that Carol Wright from Kickass Country Store passed away on Sat., Sept. 28th.  Carol and Wayne attended many of our June Windups as vendors and their store in Plumas was a popular road trip destination.  It was Carol's wish that quilters make a block in her favorite colors (teal and purple) and have a quilt made to be raffled with proceeds to further cancer research.  The blocks should be 8 1/2" unfinished with a light background.  At the end of December any blocks made can be forwarded to Winnipeg as a group collection.

Show and Tell:
Brenda finished piecing the split leaf quilt top with the fabric that was purchased a mere 4 days earlier at the show.  We are planning to donate this top to the Watson Art Center to assist in the BIG ASK fundraising campaign to raise $1.5 million dollars.  hopefully we will see completed photos of it next month.

Sherry showed her charm square shadow box quilt.

Sandra shared her quilt-as-you go quilt she made for her nephew.

And our program for the evening was some good old fashioned basic tips about 1/4 seams, pressing and thread led by Gloria and Karen.

**I am unable to attend for both the November and December meetings, so if someone would be willing to take pictures so I can post them, or would like to try their hand at the blog, please let me know.  Blog posts are not the same without a few pictures!