Tuesday, December 28, 2010

January News

Executive News

Happy New Year to Everyone!
Mary's e-mail requesting newsletter information brought me back to reality with a thump! I was enjoying the very randomness of the holidays with no schedules and no meetings. A bit of work and a bit of sewing and lots of down time. I hope all of you have enjoyed the Christmas time and your 2011 is off to a good start.
I would like to thank Irene for having us all over for tea, it was fun. I delayed my trip so I could make it this year, glad I did.
We are off to an exciting start with our meeting in the new building and new ideas. Should I put a notice with directions at the former meeting place in case we can't retrain our vehicles to go to the new building on Donaldson? The building has been nice and warm and there has been no trouble with snow removal, so far so good.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at 7 on the 11th.
I would like to challenge everyone to bring a UFO to the first meeting. We will record each of them and then challenge ourselves to finish them for our quilt show this year. We can have a special section in the show for these UFOs and rewards.

Focus on Fibre Building

We have the building booked for Tuesdays so how about we kick the new year off with a work party. Worker bees are needed for a bit of painting and to lay the flooring that we have so far. Then it will be ready for our first meeting on the 11th. We could use 5 or 6 people for this bee. Please RSVP to Rae or Mary.

January Events

Work Day at Focus on Fibre - Jan 4, 1:00 pm

Business Meeting - Jan 11th, 7:00 pm

In-Guild Day - January 25th 9:00 am

January 25th In-Guild
We will be working on our second raffle quilt. If you have scraps please bring them. Or bring your own work to work onl We will be in our new location, starts at 9:00 am. Hope to see you then...

Dear Jane...
Ever thought of making a Dear Jane quilt? Mary Relkov and Mary Cadman have and would like to invite you to join them as we make our own Dear Jane quilts. We plan to meet Tuesday mornings (?) at the Focus on Fibre building to work on them. More details at the January business meeting.

Gallery 2
is having Brown Bag Theatre again, dates are January 20th, 21st, and 22nd. These short plays are awesome, I have taken the time to see most of them. I plan my downtown shopping around them, they average about 15 to 20 minutes and the cost is only $5.00. The same play is held over the 3 days. The are called Brown Baf cus they are held during lunch and you can bring you lunch and watch the play while you eat. There is coffee and tea to purchase. The main front door of the building will be open for the plays.
Lesley Matthews

Caba's Quilting Cottage

HappyNew Year One and All

Our biggest sale ever on Pfaff Expression 2.0 - 48% off while they last.

January while sale $3.99 per meter.

Heart 'n Sole

BQ3 - reminder of the BQ3 class Jan 17 & 21. Feature your favorite fabric surrounded by 3 more sumptious pieces. Okay, so you need 4 fabrics. Supply list in the shop. Sample out for quilting, will be back soon.

X Block Class February 8th
Learn to design your own heart or XBlock, figure out stratas, calculate yardage using XBlock ruler and technique. Make a runner, lap quilt or ??? XBlock sample and sign up at Heart 'n Sole, $40. You will need approx. 1/2 metre of 3 or 4 co-ordinating fabrics and all the regular supplies.

Happy New Year everyone...see you soon.
Heart 'n Sole

Monday, November 22, 2010

December News

Executive News

Merry Christmas to everyone!
The Fall season seems to have flown by, here we are near the end of the year with the snow on the ground and the Christmas season beginning. American Thanksgiving always starts the flurry of advertising for Christmas which makes it feel closer.
Our Christmas party will be on Dec. 7th, Tuesday evening. It will begin with dinner at the Honey Dew restaurant at 5:30 p.m. We will be ordering individually off the menu as we were a few short of the 25 in order to have the buffet. After dinner we will move the party over to the hall for a silent auction, games, coffee and tea. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to the Community Hamper Fund.
So bring anything from your sewing room that you are finished with and you think someone else could use for the silent auction.
If any of you are inspired to bring some sweets for dessert that would be nice to have with our coffee.
Bring three fat quarters for a fat quarter exchange and three (more) fat quarters if you want to buy into the dice game. Stephanie has another game that you can play for free.
A fun way to end off 2010 so make sure you put it on your calandar, see you there!
If you have any requests for meeting activities and/or projects for our in-guild days then make sure you let me know so we can include it in our plans for next year.
Happy New Year,

December Events
Business Meeting - Tuesday, December 7, 5:30 p.m. at Honey Dew restaurant followed by a party at the Slavonic Hall.
In-Guild Day - no in-guild in December

Irene's Annual Tea Party
December 17th at 1:00 p.m. Come over and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

January In-Guild
We will be working on the raffle quilts, hoping to get them finished up.

Caba's Quilting Cottage

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Along with the 2011 Christmas draw, our in store prize is 5 metres of Robert Kaufman fabric.

Heart n' Sole Quilts

Simply reminder for classes. List is at the shop as well as samples. Shop will be closed from Dec. 18 to Jan 3, 2011.

Thank you for all your support during 2010. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Heart n' Sole Quilts.

Corrections to the Pattern for the Guild Name Label: Sunflower Dresden Plate
When you became a paid member of the guild, the directions and pattern for the Sunflower Dresden Plate guild Name Label were handed out to you.
Unfortunately the pattern that was scanned became reduced in size when it was printed. The pattern for the petal (Template A) should be 1 3/4" total height and 1 3/4" wide at the top edge. The centre for the Dresden Plate can be left as is or just increased by 1/8" all around.
A new page will soon be loaded on the blog with the complete instructions.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November News

Executive News

We are trying to make the evening meetings less business and more fun.  November 9th meeting will feature three 'technique stations' that everyone will get a chance to learn something different at.  If you have any request for activities or ideas for the new year please let me know, thanks.

 There are only two pieces of business to discuss:
 1.  a vote on what to do about out meeting place, this will be done by written ballot.
2.  to think about and decide is what to do for our Christmas party.  We have the evening of Dec 7th booked at the hall.  A silent auction like last year has been suggested with the money going to the hamper fund so start deciding what you are finished with from your sewing room if this is what you want to do.  I have a fun game we could play with fat quarters. Do we want food? pot luck?  go out to eat before the fun??????? bring all your ideas and we will decide. 
That’s it, the rest of the news is elsewhere in this newsletter so keep reading!
see you Nov.9th 7pm


November Events
Business Meeting - Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.
In-Guild Day - Tuesday, November 23, 9:00 a.m.
November In-Guild
In guild day is November 23rd. Marg Koide and Mary Cadman will be instructing in some creative surface design techniques. They will do a demo followed by hands on creation of your own fabric pieces.

Supplies will be available for your use. Bring tools to make interesting shapes on fabric, an old potatoe masher or cookie cutters are a couple of examples. We will be working with PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabric but if you want to play on top of commercial fabrics you could bring some of your own along. You might want to bring an apron...

We will play in the morning and you can do your own projects in the afternoon.


Guild Meeting Place

At the November 9th business meeting there will be a discussion, followed by a vote on where we should hold our guild meetings. The choices are a) the Senior’s Hall in the park b) Fibre Focus building on Donaldson or c) stay where we are.  Members who cannot make the meeting should advise the executive of their vote by emailing Rae at rayele@telus.net.

Comfort and Rotoplast Quilts 
We have several tops ready to be quilted.  You can machine quilt, hand quilt or tie them.  I hope that several of you come forward to help finish these quilts.  Thanks

Beryl, Ruth, Evelyn and Lynne
Caba’s Quilting Cabin
Give yourself a lasting Xmas present - Liz Faminoff is doing two classes at Cabas Quilting Cottage in January. " Summer Song" dates are January 18,19,20 or January 21,22,23. For more information call 250-442-2875.

Heart n’ Sole Quilts
Long time in coming…..a little news and a class schedule.
 Wow! A busy summer and now it’s November, how can this be???
Thank you to all who participated in our 10th Anniversary Quilt Challenge. Dayenne Davis won Viewers choice for her “Dancing Chickens” Never thought of turning roses into chickens. It is amazing the different ideas. They were all terrific.
Watch for the next challenge coming in the New Year…….
New fabrics, patterns, books arriving on a regular basis. Beautiful and inspiring fabrics.
Classes for November & December
All classes will be held in the shop. Payment required at time of registration.
Rae has been busy:
Nov 15th : Easy Clamshell Table runner. Looks difficult but isn’t at all - 1 day, $35.  Sample and supply list in the shop
Dec 6th & 7th: Poinsettia placemat & napkins. Love them!  A little different shape and beautiful.  Sample & supply list in shop. $60
Cathy not so productive:
 Jan  17th: BQ3 I love it! Two days and you’ve got it.  A different twist on BQ1. Great way to show off those special fabrics. Sample and supply list in the shop. $60                                                                       
Feb 1st(?): Reflections……….1 day. Samples in the shop  shop                    
More details coming

Coming Events
10,000 Villages Sale at Gospel Chapel, Saturday Nov 13, 9 am – 3 pm.
Lots of great ornaments and ideas for gifts from all over the world. 100% of the proceeds are returned to 10000 Villages and the artisans who produce the crafts. Rae puts on this event annually and could use some volunteers – please speak to her if you can help.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October News

October News
Executive News
Happy October!
It is with great sadness that we greet this month with the passing of our dear friend and member Willa Reams.  We will miss Willa a great deal.
Our October 12th evening meeting will begin at seven sharp with a trunk show by a guest from Vernon as she would like to drive home that night.  Not a lot of business stuff to do.  Maybe bring a friend and don't forget your show and tells.
If anyone has come across an interesting technique that you could share (or you want shared) in 5-10 minutes at our Nov. "round robin techy night", let me know.
Spokane quilt show is Oct. 15,16,&17  anyone one interested in doing a day trip to Spokane? Maybe we can get a group together, carpool and save gas.
Castlegar quilt show is Oct 22 & 23rd same goes for Castlegar.
The Vernon show was very good.  Lots of very beautiful quilts.
October Events

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

October In-Guild

In guild day is Oct 26th and June Bell will be teaching free motion quilting. 
Bring a quilt 'sandwich' approx. 15-18" square.  It can have an applique on it if you wish or plain black fabric
Also bring a selection of different threads to play with, quilting gloves, metalica and/or topstitch needles size 12 and/or 14, sewing machine with flatbed table and reg sewing supplies.

Quilt Show Sale Table

Quilt Show 2011 Sale Table Suggestions
Runners                               Hot Pads                              Wall Hangings
Placemats                           Pot Holders                        Tablecloths
Coasters                              Tea Cozys                            Tablecentres
Aprons                                 Bags                                       Purses
Christmas projects / Stockings/ Banners
Books and Patterns (Complete only)
Thread Catchers
Comfort Quilts
There are lots of comfort quilts that need to be quilted and bound. Everything (batting, backing) is supplied. Please call Lynn at 250-442-0011 to arrange to do one (or several) of these.

Upcoming Quilt Shows
October 9-30, 2010
Osoyoos Quilters Art show
Osoyoos Quilters' Guild and Osoyoos & District Arts Council
Osoyoos Art Gallery
8715 Main St, Osoyoos
Tue-Sat 12-4
Opening Reception on Saturday October 9 1-4pm
Contact: Pat Schaffer 250-495-2254

October 15-17, 2010
Women's Voices - Washington State Quilters, Spokane Chapter
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center
Spokane, Washington

October 22-24,2010
A Bloomin' Affair - Castlegar Quilters' Guild
Castlegar Community Complex
2101 - 6th Ave, Castlegar