Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December News

Executive News
Wow, December is peeking around the corner at us, just about here! Busy times ahead, very busy.
   I'm breathing a little easier now that the retreats are over - a great time was had by all, lots of fun and great company and good food. Many thanks to Sally, Walter and Bud for all their help with everything, and many thanks to everybody for being such good sports about cleaning before and after! Also thank you again to Heart 'n Sole for the wonderful prizes.
   This coming Tuesday Nov. 29 is our Work Bee to complete comfort quilts under Rae's guidance. A reminder, please no personal projects that day. It's entirely devoted to the comfort quilts so bring your machine, lunch and spirit of giving ... many hands make light work and there are lots of folks out there who will love their comfort quilts. Beginner or experienced quilter, there's something for everyone to do and coaching will be given if needed.
   Saturday Dec. 3 is the FOFA open house from 10 am to 3 pm. Some Guild members will be there working on projects to show the community what we do and it's not too late to let Mary Cadman know if you can also attend and help out. There will be Guild items for sale too, not just our Guild's stuff but beautiful items from the other Guilds we share space with. A great chance to pick up some gorgeous and high quality Christmas gifts!
   Tuesday Dec. 13 is our own Christmas party. Come one, come all! I hope you've let Diane know if you're attending the lunch at Omega or not. Bonnie Popoff is getting some games ready for us, the Christmas wallhanging project is fun and easy, and don't forget to rummage through your sewing/craft rooms and bring along those things you don't need anymore for the silent auction benefitting the Christmas Hamper fund - items do NOT have to be new or quilting related but should be something you think other folks might want. 100% of the auction funds raised go to the Christmas Hamper fund locally. We won't have an evening business meeting in December but will have a few quick items to take care of during the party day. This will be a day of seeing the building packed ... shared tables ... elbows everywhere ... full design walls ... oh what fun!
   The response to the Dancing With Thread guild-self-teaching for machine/free-motion quilting has been terrific. The books have been ordered from Heart 'n Sole and will be here soon. If you signed up but haven't paid your $15 yet, please do so as soon as possible - only those who have paid will get their books, and the book is your ticket to take part in the group! I'll take your money whenever you like, please don't leave it with anyone else unless absolutely necessary. Rae has kindly volunteered to coordinate the group for us so if you've got ideas on how to make it work feel free to talk her up. We're hoping to get going early in the New Year.
   The Dear Jane ladies are going to get busy again soon. If you've never seen or heard of a Dear Jane quilt, google it. They're beautiful quilts and every quilter makes their own masterpiece their own way. Learn about the history of the original Dear Jane quilt and one woman's fascination with it that has resulted in an entire Dear Jane movement of quilters.
   Beginners' lessons continue into the New Year under the very capable direction of Diane and her squad of instructors and buddies. Lovely pieces are coming out of this group ... our new quilters are building excellent skills.
   Before we know it, the West Kootenay Quilt Conference will be upon us. As hosts for the 2012 Conference, it means work for the Guild under the direction of Cathy and Rae, but I know you'll all pitch in to help make it a big success and a lot of fun for everyone attending. There will be a Work Bee day or two before April to make the little fabric boxes for the gift bags - more info on that and other WKQC things to do will come from Rae and Cathy. Please save your pop and water bottle plastic caps for me ... I'm going to host a group of finger-pin-cushion makers to put in those gift bags as well. I need about 100 caps.
   In the works for some time in the New Year are invitations to other Guilds and groups to join us for tea and goodies on a few Tuesday afternoons. We can share what we're doing, see what they're doing, meet new people and re-new old acquaintances and friendships. A field trip or two of some sort would be nice too - if you have ideas for that, bring them forward.
   Remember to put your thinking caps on some time between now and the January business meeting and come up with some fundraising ideas. While we have money in the bank, more means we can do more which means more fun and skill-building and sharing for everybody.
   I'd also like a few people to step up to the plate and volunteer to shadow the executive positions, as Laura Jean has done with the secretary position. It's great if more than one person shadows a position and nobody is obligated to stand for election just because they shadowed a job. Feel free to shadow more than one position too. It's all about learning and experience. It doesn't matter if you're new, either. New is fresh, a good thing! Besides, by the time positions need to be filled, new members won't be new anymore. Ladies, the future of the Guild is in your hands.
   .Looking back at what I've written here, it's easy to see we're a busy Guild. All this activity is great. We're using members' ideas to give as many members as possible what they want out of the Guild. If the Guild isn't giving you what you want, please speak up ... there's always room for more ideas and always room for more learning, sharing and giving to the community.

December Events
Business Meeting/Christmas party - Dec 13, 2011
Irene's annual Christmas tea
Dec. 16th at 1:00 pm to ?. Please come and enjoy and leave all your stress behind for a few hours. My address is 5070-graham st. For those that do not know where I live I am by the Danville border.

There will not be an in-guild in December.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nov 29 work bee day for comfort quilts

Ladies ... we're going to put the 5th Tuesday of this month (the 29th) to use working on comfort quilts under Rae's direction. Day begins at 9 am.There are lots to finish, and they sure can't give anyone any comfort if they sit in those bins unfinished. These quilts are in various stages of done-ness - from quilt tops only to sandwiches to partly-quilted. A couple are partly tied so here's a chance to learn how to properly tie a quilt. All are welcome, any skill level, coaching provided if needed.
To accommodate this work bee, I'm asking that ONLY the comfort quilts be worked on that day - no other projects please. Bring your machine, your lunch and your willing hands ... together we'll get 'em done.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November News

Executive News
November is almost here, closely followed (coming up too fast!) by Christmas.
   The first retreat is over and, by all reports, everybody enjoyed it immensely. I hope the second one goes just as well. It's November 11 to 13 and doors will be open for you at 1 pm (not noon ... 1 pm) to start your weekend. Registration for the retreat is full now.
   Other dates to remember are Tuesday November 8 for our business meeting at 7 pm sharp, and Tuesday November 22 for our in-guild at 9 am sharp. Around those dates, every Tuesday the FOFA building is open as usual - bring your projects and lunch and enjoy a day out.
   Please bring a pen and paper to all future business meetings - there seems to be a problem with people forgetting when things are happening, etc.
   November's business meeting will focus on the future of the quilt show, raffle quilts, fundraising and the budget; we can not delay these any longer for people to think about. Decisions will be made by vote at that meeting so if you don't attend please don't complain later! We'll also be making a decision about what to do fo our Christmas celebration. There are five Tuesdays in November so we could have an "extra" in-guild sort of celebration on the fifth Tuesday, the 29th. Or we could have it instead of the regular business meeting on December 13 (there won't be a December in-guild as that would be too close to Christmas Day). Or...? I've taken on the task of selecting a project for the Christmas party; more details later on that.  Further agenda items for this business meeting are not being accepted unless they're immediately urgent.
   November's in-guild is a bit of a departure for us. Gail will be showing us how to make greeting cards with paper and fabric - a supplies list (if necessary) will be handed out at the November business meeting. Should be fun!
   So put your thinking caps on for the November business meeting if you haven't already ... it's your Guild and therefore your future activities.
Happy quilting

November Events
Business Meeting - November 8, 2011 7 p.m.
In-Guild Day - November 22, 2011 9 am
Retreat - November 11-13, 2011

In-guild nov 22, Gayle will be showing us how to made quilt cards. They are very pretty, she will bring samples at the next meeting Nov 8th.
Caba's  Quilting Cottage
We have the best sale price on PFAFF expression 4.0 regular $2200.00, for Nov.$1600.00

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October News

Executive News
Here we are headed into October already. Good grief. Is anyone counting days until Christmas yet? October will be a busy month for us. Our business meeting at 7 pm on Oct. 11 will focus around three issues: our budget for the next two years, a discussion around fundraising (quilt show, raffle quilts, sales, etc.), and a review of last month's questionnaire responses. The agenda will also include the West Kootenay Quilt Conference (Rae) and tying up the loose ends for the first Guild retreat Oct. 14 -16 (Stephanie and Marj Clark). If you have a nifty new product to demo or a quick technique to show, you're very welcome to bring it along and as always we'll have show and tell. And psst, there'll be another door prize just for showing up as well as some sort of yummy treat at coffee break. The Guild retreats are shaping up to look like a lot of fun. I've had a quick glimpse of the door and game prizes Heart 'n Sole has put together for us....all I'm saying is "ooooooh" and "aaaaaah"! There are still a few spaces open for both of the retreats so the deadline for registering has been extended to the Oct. 11 business meeting, after which the folks waitlisted for their second choice may be able to sign up. Then there's also our next in-guild at 9 am on Tues Oct. 25. Irene doesn't have anything set up yet (maybe I'm wrong? if so I'll bet she tells me) so I'll be hounding her to get something/someone going before the Oct. 11 meeting. The September in-guild - Irene's crazy log cabin-ish block - was a lot of fun and more than half our members turned out for loads of laughs, great company, and a quilt block that's quick, fun and easy.
     I must especially mention all the planning and work Diane Pillet has put into the instruction for our new quilters. Diane is doing a fabulous job organizing everything and everybody, and our "newbies" are in great hands. Way to go, Diane, everyone appreciates your efforts!
     Some things for all of us to spend a little time thinking about future-wise:  What would we like to do for our Christmas party? Do you have an idea for or are you willing to lead a future in-guild day - don't feel restricted to quilt blocks, we can make "things" too. For example, I'm going to talk Rae into doing an in-guild on a zippered handy-dandy purse/makeup bag/whatever, and Irene was wondering if people would be interested in a departure from quilting and having an in-guild on card making. Are guild members interested in a shophop? What elements would guild members like to see in the open houses we plan for this year? How can we advertise ourselves at little or no cost (to attract new members, raise community awareness about our Guild, and raise funds through activities). Don't forget your ideas are what make the guild work and your suggestions are always welcome!
     Lastly, don't forget the FOFA building is available to us every Tuesday. Even if there's nothing "formal" going on, all members are welcome to bring a project and lunch. Hanging out together is part of what it's all about!

Membership in the Sunshine Quilters runs from September to August annually. If you have not already done so, please renew your membership as soon as possible so you contine to receive communication and updates from the guild.

October Events
Business Meeting - October 11, 2011 7 p.m.
In-Guild Day - October 25, 2011 9 am
Retreat - October 14-16, 2011

Caba's Quilting Cottage
100% wool batting  108" wide 10 -20% off

Heart 'n Sole
Although Cathy and her husband are holidaying in Australia for a few weeks, Heart 'n Sole is open for business as usual. Drop in and see the gorgeous new fabrics - sure to give you ideas galore!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September News

Executive News

Another new season already! Didn't we just have a quilt show or something??
Welcome back everybody, and an advance welcome to new members. It's going to be a full, fun year. We even have new-to-quilting folks joining us so we'll be a Guild in the true meaning of the word - passing on our skills and knowledge to those wishing to learn. Plans are under way for the retreats, teaching beginners, in-guilds, short clinics, open houses, etc.
Our first business meeting is going to be a busy one! Here's a sort-of agenda for you:
- welcome addresss by the president (oh, that would be me! I'll keep it short)
- introduction of members
- thought box introduction
- September in-guild
- membership payments/issuing member cards
- retreat registration
- writing thank you cards re the quilt show
- filling in a short questionnaire
- filling vacant volunteer positions (please be prepared to volunteer for something)
- treasurer's and secretary's reports
- committee reports
- show and tell
- there will be a door prize or two (yay, we all love a prize!)
and anything else that falls into my brain or you offer up by Sept 13 - I'm at 442-8493.
Evelyn will be bringing a snack and I'll be putting the coffee and tea on.
Two big items will be held over until the October business meeting - our 2-year budget (it has to wait until October as we are in the process of dealing with the quillt show money ins-and-outs) and a discussion around the quilt show, raffle quilts, fundraising, etc. Put your thinking caps on now though ... don't wait until the meeting in October to start thinking about these things or we'll be there a week.
I'm very excited about the coming year. I hope you will be too. Bring your ideas and suggestions - it's your Guild!
Cheery quilting

September Events
Business Meeting - Sept 13, 2011 7 pm
In-Guild Day - Sept 27, 2011 9 am

September In-Guild
September's in-guild, on Sept 27th,  is a patternless random-scrap crazy quilt block. All you need to bring is your sewing machine, etc., and lunch. We have a huge assortment of scraps to use so there's no need to bring your own. Enough new muslin for the base of the blocks for two or three 12" blocks per person will be provided by the guild. These blocks are quick and easy (and can be made in any size you want) so if you think you may want to make a bunch please bring along some more muslin in case the guild's supply runs dry. Sample blocks and a quilt top will be shown at the September business meeting.

Caba's Quilting Cottage
New Season brings BUY OF THE YEAR Janome Horizon with two tables $1999.00. Bring a friend and buy two another $ 100.00 off each machine. Offer good for September only

Heart 'n Sole
Heart 'n Sole will re-open Saturday Sept 10 after Cathy's return and she will be extending her shop sale just for Guild members until Friday Sept 16

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall Fairs Raffle Ticket Schedule

SATURDAY, September 10th
First Shift: (set up, be there for 8:00 a.m.)
9 a.m. to 12 noon............ DIANE and SALLY
Second Shift:
12 p.m. to 3 p.m............ RUBY and MARG K.
Third Shift:
3 p.m. to 6 p.m............ GAIL and MARJ
SUNDAY, September 11th
First Shift: (set up, be there for 8:30 a.m.)
9 a.m. to 12 noon......... HILDA and SHIRLEY
Second Shift:
12 p.m. to 3 p.m............ STEPHANIE and RAE
Third Shift: (take down everything)
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.............. STEPHANIE and SALLY
1. first shift on Saturday please pick up everything awning, table, chairs, quilts, money, tickets,
etc at Marg’s house;
2. Security Officers on site (24/7) we can leave our awning , table, chairs, rock bags, rack
stands, etc. on the Fair grounds over Saturday night ;
3. last shifts on both days please drop off anything valuable, quilts, money, tickets, at Marg’s
house. The third shift on Sunday you will be dealing with awning, table, chairs, etc., so all of the
stuff will be returned to Marg’s house.

SATURDAY, September 17th
First Shift: (set up, be there for 8:30 a.m.)
9 a.m. to 12 noon................ CATHY and SHARON C.
Second Shift:
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.................. RAE and MARIETTE
Third Shift:
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.................... RAE and LESLEY
SUNDAY, September 18th
First Shift: (set up, be there for 8:30 a.m.)
9 a.m. to 12 noon................. MARG K. and STEPHANIE
Second Shift: (take down everything)
12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. DIANE, MARG K. and STEPHANIE
1. first shift - we are inside the building, so just need quilts, money, tickets, banner, rack stands,
etc., pick them up at Marg’s house, we DO NOT need the awning, chairs, table etc.;
2. last shifts on both days - drop off anything valuable, ie quilts, money, tickets at Marg’s house;
***NOTE - Irene has emailed me and can not do her shifts at the Fall Fairs. I have taken over
both of her shifts. Thanks for your help ladies.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quilt Retreats 2011

First, thank you so much to Sally for hosting the potluck meeting tonight - we all appreciate it and (speaking for everyone) it was great to see faces we haven't seen for a while!
For those who were at the potluck this is a re-cap of the retreat information. For those who weren't there, there were enough members present to make a quorum plus a few more so we held the vote to decide on the fate of the retreat(s). As presented at the potluck and in this email, the retreat(s) were passed unanimously. This allows more time for planning and prepping, which can only mean better retreat(s). So here's the info:
First retreat will be held Fri to Sun Oct 14-16
Second retreat will be held Fri to Sun Nov 11-13
We will be hosting ourselves. Which means we clean the place up at the beginning (will be looking for a 3 or 4 person pre-retreat cleaning crew at the September meeting - those volunteering for the pre-cleanup will not need to stay for the Sunday evening cleanup). We keep the place clean during the weekend, and we clean the place again after Sunday dinner before going home. Anyone unable to stay after Sunday dinner is invited to see Sally or I during the weekend and we'll give you a chore (vacuum threads, tidy the bathroom, tidy the snack table, collect and wash mugs, etc). These "pre-cleaning" and "as we go along" cleanups really make the final cleanup a lot quicker and easier. And many hands make light work, as we all know.
And for crying out loud, everybody please take food home with them on the Sunday evening as there's sure to be leftovers!
Cost will be $40 per person per retreat and the retreats are only open to Guild members. Here's how to register:
- pay your Guild dues for 2011-2012 ($30) at the September 13 business meeting
- then show your dues receipt and register for ONE of the retreats by paying the $40 - if you want to attend both retreats, your name will be put on a wait list, first come first served, for your second choice. This will ensure each member will be able to attend at least one of the retreats as we're limiting partiicpation to 20 people per retreat.
- wait lists will not be used until after each member present at the September business meeting has been given the opportunity to register in at least one retreat
- if you can't attend the September meeting but want to go to a retreat, please contact me ASAP to arrange payment of your dues and registration fee
- as always, cash or cheques are accepted for dues and will also be accepted for the retreats
We'll have some kind of assembly-line style thing set up for dues and registration fee payments so it doesn't turn into a madhouse rush! Remember, there are enough spaces for everybody to attend at least one retreat, given our current/projected membership.
Sally and I, as organizers, will be attending both retreats and yes, we'll be paying for them so we can join in all the fun too! 
Besides your sewing stuff and projects, every participant will bring:
- a potluck dish for Friday evening dinner (please don't take the leftovers home Friday night - see below about lunches)
- a contribution to the group snack table (nutritious or semi-nutritious is always good but a bit of junk food is always fun, too)
- one fat quarter to be used in a prize basket for a winner-take-all game
- there will be paper plates, etc. but feel free to bring your own dishes and cutlery if you prefer
Start time for Friday is yet to be determined, depending on what time the building is available to us.
Hot and cold breakfast will be available from 8 to 9 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. Bud will be manning the bbq and side burner for eggs, bacon, ham and sausage, and there will be an assortment of cold breakfast items (yogurt, cereals, milk, fruit, juices, etc.).
Coffee and tea always available - if the pots are empty, please make some more.
Lunches will not be provided - between as much breakfast as you want, leftovers, the snack table, etc., it wasn't felt necessary to provide lunch. You could bring a bag lunch or go out to eat if you like, too.
Saturday evening dinner will be a chicken and prawn bbq with side dishes - bbq'ing will be done by Bud and Wally and we'll be giving those nice gentlemen dinner on us. We swear the prawns will be peeled and not bbq'd in their shells.
Sunday evening dinner will be ordered in or take out - undecided as to what yet - please think about it so we can decide at the September meeting. Options are kind of limited here, but we hope we can get something in everyone will enjoy.
There will be an ugly fabric contest - details will be revealed at the September business meeting.
There will be a door prizes.
We'll have a few goofy games with a few prizes, too.
Sleepovers are OK, make your own arrangements and bring your own stuff. BYOB if you like but please, if you plan to indulge make sure you have a safe way home or stay over - car keys will be taken away if it means saving a life. (Or preventing someone from spending a night in the drunk tank supervised by my husband the RCMP jail guard !!!!).
Estimated cost to the Guild for each retreat is $920 ($1840 for both) based on 20 people per retreat. Yes, we can afford it.
These are shaping up to be really fun retreats! Planning has been fun too! Got an idea to make it even more fun? Let Sally or I know, we'd love to hear it.
If you have any special dietary needs, please let Sally or I know - we don't want anyone going hungry or feeling they need to provide their own food.
For those who've never attended a retreat, there is really only one rule to follow:  ENJOY YOURSELF!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

May News

Executive News
My last meeting as the president, time for a change for me and the guild.  New people and new ideas are good.  I hope that you will support your new executive with  ideas and suggestions for guild activities.  It is your guild and it is only as good as you, the members make it.
The suppy list for the wind up will be at the next meeting, which the AGM and elections so hopefully there will be a good turn out.

May Events
Business Meeting - May 10, 7:00 p.m.
In-Guild Day - May 24, 9:00 a.m.

Hardyview Tea
Shirley Franz informs me that Hardyview Lodge is planning a tea and would like to have about 6 ladies come over to show some of their quilts. Tentative dates are May 13 or 31. Please contact Shirley at 250-442-2332 for more info and/or to participate.

Caba's Quilting Cottage
all of May all fabric with floral print will be 30% off

Friday, April 1, 2011

April News

Executive News
I have to start with big THANK YOU s  for the info that actually made it to the paper this week.  Hilda wrote a great thank you letter which I send in its entirerty to the editor.  He then butchered it but better than nothing. Thank you Hilda for writing a great letter.  The picture was great!  Thank you Karen for organizing the picture and getting it to the Gazette.  And also thankyou to all the participants in the photo, you looked great! 
We have a couple of extra events coming up.  On Monday April 4th we are going to have a 'hanging' party.  Hopefully I will not be the one being hung but the design walls will be, with the help of all who can come. 
Also, there is a open house for the FOFA building for Arts and Culture week.  Our obligation is to have some people doing 'stuff'  at the building on April 12th, Tuesday, but in the afternoon from 1-4pm.  We can be there all day but for sure in the afternoon as that is when the open house is scheduled.  So bring your projects and join us.  We have a meeting that evening so it will be a full day.  Hope to see you there.
Do you have your thinking caps on about our wind-up meeting and what you want to do for our wind-up meeting?
Any new gadgets, books or ??? to report on to your fellow quilter?  Is your mystery quilt finished for show and tell, they should all be there????  ( I better get to work!)
Hilda's Article as it was submitted...
On behalf of the Grand Forks Sunshine Quilters Guild, we would like to thank the Regional District for providing the fibre artists in our community with a home.  This building which we share with the Woodworkers Guild has been enjoying a new facelift with the members of the various fibre groups joining forces and turning this unused portion of the building into our new clubhouse.  The ladies including  help of a few gentlemen, namely husbands have put in a lot of time cleaning, painting, installing cupboards and laying flooring. 

This building will be named  The Focus on Fibre Building and will be utilized with great frequency  by many people who's talents include quilting, spinning, weaving, knitting, rug hooking.  The grant that we have received is being used for the finishing of the flooring, window blinds, signage and insulation of the existing garage door and is much appreciated.

It is because of the foresight of a few people with a good idea that there are in excess of  100 people utilizing this clubhouse and when the word spreads of its availability for the fibre arts, we are sure that there will be many more interested people.

Once again we say “Thank You” to our community for caring and making this possible.  We are truly grateful.  You have given us a home and in turn we will be able to return the favour through our money raising efforts to help our community. We provide an annual bursary to the high school, contripute annually to the Christmas hamper fund and every two years we make a raffle quilt with all the proceeds going to a local charity. Let us not forget "What Goes Around, Comes Around".

The Sunshine Quilters Guild
(witten by Hilda McDaniel)

April Events
Business Meeting - April 12, 7:00 p.m.
In-Guild Day - April 26, 9:00 a.m.

April 26 In-Guild - 9:00 a.m.
I need help with the next in-guild work shop. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, could someone come forward with an idea and teach it. please let me know................Irene

Goodie Schedule
Reminder to those who have sign up to bring treats for the meeting.
April 12th - Mariette Jacobs and Lesley Matthews

West Kootenay Quilt Conference
April 30th - Moody Lake guild hosting at Christina Lake Community Centre 8 am to 4 pm at Community Hall. Bring a lunch. Door prizes, snacks, house block lottery, possibly merchant mall. Admission $4 plus fat quarter (and optional house block). House block can be any 10 1/2 inch house block

CABA's Quilting Cottage
Pffaf Bobbins and Feet 30% off

Heart 'n Sole
Just got home. New fabrics and new patterns.
Reminder: Quilt conference April 30th
                Rae's Border classes starting, so register soon.
Come see all the lovely new things!
See you all.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March News

Executive Report
Another month and another meeting but still in the grips of winter. Will Spring ever come? Time to start thinking about a new executive for next year; with Spring will come elections and the welcoming bacck of our snowbirds. I wonder how warm their winter has been.
If you have decided to begin a 'Charm Quilt' then bring your pattern and/or scrap sizes you need to the meeting and we will make a list of them all so we can share scraps. I expect it could be Fall before we see these projects done. But I hear that someone has finished their UFO challenge already and it is not me!!!
If anyone has a short demonstration to share with us at meeting please let me know or just be prepared to show us.
See you Tuesday.

March Events
Business Meeting - March 8, 7:00 p.m.
In-Guild Day - March 22, 9:00 a.m.

March 22 In-Guild - 9:00 a.m.
We will be putting our mystery quilt together. At our February 22 in-guild we decided to have a vegetarian pot luck, it was so delicious and so much fun we thought about doing it once a month on in-guild days. Any feedback?.....Irene

Goodie Schedule
Reminder to those who have sign up to bring treats for the meeting.
March 8th - Sally Godfrey and Mary Todoruk
April 12th - Mariette Jacobs and Lesley Matthews

West Kootenay Quilt Conference
April 30th - Moody Lake guild hosting at Christina Lake Community Centre 8 am to 4 pm at Community Hall. Bring a lunch. Door prizes, snacks, house block lottery, possibly merchant mall. Admission $4 plus fat quarter (and optional house block). House block can be any 10 1/2 inch house block.

Heart 'n Sole
More new fabric! and more arriving next week. Come take a look....fabric, patterns, me, oh yes and Rod hitting the show trail beginning with Red Deer, April 1st.
Amy Bradley, Jill McCloy, Maple Island, Big Fork Bay(arriving next week) all new designs.
Incredible huge flowers....lilies, iris and sunflowers are here. I love them, can hardly wait to work with them.
Borders with Rae -          April 11, 18, 25
                                     more great ways to do borders...
                                     suitable for all wanting something more.
Curved Attic Windows   - Cathy
                                  -  June 13th 
                                  - don't let the "curves" bother you. Together we can do it!
                                  - one of the first classes I taught in Grand Forks...Shirley, Irene....
Stack n' Whack           - Cathy
                                  - July 11th & 18th
                                 -  revisiting an old favourite Bethany Reynolds design
Any other class requests, please let us know
That's it for now. See you all soon.
Cathy, Rae , Rod, Shirly and Fran
Heart n' Sole Quilts

CABA's Quilting Cottage
March is the start of BLOCK OF THE MONTH - starts with 4 blocks for $5.50.
Janome bobbins .25 each.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February News

Executive News
Welcome to February...what happened to January?
If anyone missed joining the UFO challenge last month you can still get on the list. Bring your UFO to this month's meeting to have it documented.
This meeting will be "Helpful Hints Night" Bring any helpful hints of tips that you have discovered or read about and share them with the rest of us. We can all learn something new.
If you have any requests for in-guild projects or ideas then please let Irene know what YOU would like to have happen.
See everyone on Tuesday.

February Events
Business Meeting - February 8th, 7:00 p.m.
In-Guild Day - February 22nd, 9:00 a.m.

February 22 In-Guild - 9:00 am
I have a few ideas I will share with you at our next meeting. I will need some input.
Thanks, Irene
Dear Jane
The Dear Jane project will start Feb 8 at 9:00 am at the Focus on Fibre building for anyone who wishes to participate. At that time we will make decisions on how often and when we will get together to work on this project.
There are a couple of Dear Jane tools out there that would be handy to have - they are both rulers, one the size of the centre blocks and one the size of the border blocks. The book and the tools are available at several places on line including amazon.com. You may wish to have your own book.
If you have not yet checked it out there is a web site
http://www.dearjane.com/ that gives tips for the blocks.
Planetary Party Raffle Quilt
Please bring your completed blocks to the February 8 meeting so they can be collected and sent out for the embroidery of the alien's names.

Goodie Schedule
Reminder to those who have signed up to bring treats for the meetings
Feb 8th - Marg Koide and Gail Beaudet
Mar 8th - Sally Godfrey and Mary Todoruk
Apr 12th - Mariette Jacobs and Lesley Matthews

Heart 'n Sole
Tons of new fabric, patterns, books, batting. We will soon be carrying Wool Batting. Classes are well underway. Check in and see what's new. Happy Valentines Day.
Heart n' Sole Quilts