Thursday, November 25, 2010
Janice was working on Christmas aprons for the men in her life. She seems to have quite a few - men AND aprons.
Lynne was making blocks for the guild Block of the Month. She knows there are prizes involved.
Charlotte is so far behind on the quilt shop's $10 quilt she may never get caught up.
Helen was showing off her fancy socks that were hand knit by her friend's mom. Nice eh?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
No phones, no kids, no sink full of dirty dishes. Just you and your sewing.
9 am until 4:30 pm. Cost is $5 to pay the rental fee. Bring your lunch or plan to take a drive over to Timmies.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
For our October 13th meeting we have Denise McKenna of Meadow Lily Bridge quilt patterns coming for a lecture. The
As usual, those who are able will be sewing all day (any time after 9 am) and there will be a catered supper by the church ladies. The meeting will start at 7:30.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Christine will be talking about what sewing supplies are necessary when you attend workshops.
And, of course, there's always the tea & treats!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sue (L) and Lydia (R) are hamming it up for me.
Eleven of us made the handbag and all were complete by day's end except for (I think) two.
Here is a closeup of my bag, which is a very bad example. I was so determined to match the pattern on the pocket I didn't realize just how far off center it was placed. Oh well, I'll do a better job next time, right? And by the time I have it jammed full of stuff it likely won't be too noticeable.
Afterwards a few of us came back to my house for a summer pot luck. One roast beef on the BBQ, six salads, one dessert. Wow - what a perfect mix of food.I'm not sure what we can do for our August sewing day that will compete with the perfection of today.
Monday, July 5, 2010
On July 14th we will have a sewing only day, from 9 - 4:30. The cost is $5 to cover the rent. If you would like to partake, Lydia will be leading us in a handbag workshop. Send an email to Sue R. if you want the yardage and prep instructions.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Members of the Caledonia Grand River Quilters’ Guild made a quilt based on the Red Dress motif of the Heart & Stroke Foundation. The quilt was made in memory of Barb Lister. Barb was a member of the guild at the time of her sudden death due to heart disease. A presentation of the quilt to the Heart & Stroke Foundation was made on Wednesday June 9th. Pictured in the photo from left to right are Bernadette Forbes (top) the designer of the quilt, Tanya (Barb’s daughter), Glenn Lister (Barb’s husband), Penny Weir (Program Co-Ordinator Heart & Stroke Foundation, and Jessica Lalonde (summer student working for the H & S Foundation).======================================================
Also at the June meeting we voted on the Ugly Fabric Challenge. Wow - every single person who signed up completed their project.
I must have been pouting over not winning in any of the categories because I seem to have misplaced the list of winners. YOU know who you are, you dirty rascals!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
We will be presenting the Red Dress quilt to the Heart & Stroke Foundation at 7:30 pm.
We will be voting on the Ugly Fabric Challenge creations, with prizes for some lucky winners. If you signed up for this challenge and you do not bring your completed item there is a $10 penalty. Hmm - pretty big stick. Maybe your Program Committee next year will use carrots to encourage completion.
There is also a large prize drawing so bring some $$ for tickets.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This quilt was Bernadette's brainstorm. After Barb Lister passed away so suddenly, Bernadette drafted the pattern from the Red Dress design featured by the Heart & Stroke Foundation. This was partially machine quilted and partially hand quilted. It's all finished except for binding and a label.
Our Program this month was presented by Sue - she taught us all about quilt binding. There were lots of samples of binding and she explained how she chose her fabrics, and her favorite methods of cutting & making bindings. After we had a chance to peruse her handouts she did some hands-on Q & A with the members.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A: I am avoiding work and home responsibilities. It's the only way I can get any sewing done.
Q: Charlotte, you are obviously enjoying yourself. Why are you here today?
A: I hate my dungeon at home - I can't see anything. I come here to sew. And I get feedback on lobster colour from the other girls.
Q: Lydia it's good to see you back at sewing days. Why are you here today?
A: I am escaping from family and friends who bug me all day long. I want to frikkin' sew!!
Q: Ann, you always bring your lovely hand applique with you. Why are you here today?
A: This is a forced social outing for me and my Ott light. We are avoiding the Howard Hughes syndrome. And it's a bit of dedicated time for sewing.
Q: Janice now that you're retired we see you more and more. Why are you here today?
A: I like the company - I come to socialize and sew. And I have to collect the cash, you know?
Q: Helen, you seem to be talking to yourself as the interviewer and the interviewee. Why are you here today?
A: I am avoiding work at home, since I work at home. Also, I needed fodder for the guild blog. And I wanted to converse with someone who walks on two legs for a change.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Here is a sneak peek at our Red Dress quilt for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Hand quilting was started at our meeting on March 10th and will continue in April.
The Three Sisters gave us a great trunk show at our March meeting and kept us giggling for an hour. These are some of the quilts they shared with us.
Monday, March 8, 2010
The show will start at 7:30 and our business portion will follow.
Bring your thimbles to put a few stitches in the Red Dress quilt.
YouTube has some fun videos about sewing machines, if you want to kill some time.
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Friday, February 26, 2010
Let's remedy that for the March meeting. Here is a link to Three Creative Studios - they have an EXCELLENT tutorial on their 'free projects' page. Turn your orphan blocks into placemats! You will see it near the bottom right hand corner of the projects page.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Happy sewing gals, see you next meeting
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Afterwards we will have a lesson on quilt battings by Helen. What goes in between the layers really does make a difference.
Hopefully the snow does not keep too many gals home. 7:30 - see you then!
Monday, January 25, 2010
This week we are having an EXTRA sewing day to clean up those UFO's.
Wednesday Jan. 27th, from 9 am-ish until 4:30-ish. Bring $5 for your share of the church rental, and your current UFO.