Monday, January 30, 2012

February News

So there goes January ... it's a blur. It's been quite a month and here we are already moving into February. The next few months will be busy ones!
   Tuesday, January 31 from 9 am to noon - I'm showing/teaching curved piecing - open to everyone. Don't forget a couple of pieces of contrasting fabrics or some scraps about 8 x 8 inches, as well as some scissors that will cut thin plastic and a fine marking pen (for tracing templates). You'll also need your usual equipment. All else supplied. After the curved piecing session, we're having a potluck lunch so bring along something to share and your plates/cutlery if you don't want to use disposables. After lunch you're on your own to work on whatever you like.
   Tuesday, February 7  at 9 am - Irene will be showing/teaching Blocks Made Simply, three blocks you can use in whatever project you like - open to everyone. Bring your fabrics and equipment.
   Tuesday, February 14 - Treasure Box making day for the West Kootenay Quilt Conference - for everyone - bring your equipment, all materials supplied. These are really easy and quick to make and we should be able to get them all done in one sitting starting at 9 am. Please no other projects this day as we're devoting the space and time to the little boxes. This is also business meeting evening at 7 pm sharp. If you have anything for the agenda please contact me at 250-442-8493 or email me.
   Tuesday, February 21 - An open day! Bring a project and lunch, spend the day or just drop in to see what your fellow quilters are up to. We haven't seen much of some of you, would love it if you came along.
   Tuesday, February 28 - In-Guild at 9 am. Irene is teaching Trip Around The World for everyone. If you don't already have your fabric requirements or need help with your fabric, please call or see Irene before the in-guild.
   Shirley Wold has asked if Guild members could bind some quilts for her since she can't do them herself at this time. Cathy will have more information about that soon to pass on to you.
   The West Kootenay Quilt Conference isn't far away so Rae and Cathy will soon be asking for our help with a few things. Please do help out! It isn't "The Rae and Cathy Show" - our Guild is hosting this event with Rae and Cathy as the event committee, so we're all in on it. It'll be a fun day and a great opportunity to meet people from other Guilds, see what they're doing, show off our own stuff, shop with the vendors ... and the more people get involved, the better it will be.
   A reminder that any time we get together is show and tell day, no need to wait for a meeting! Bring anything you'd like to show anytime, we'd all love to see it.
   Kim Boyd needs a picture-taker/historian helper as Bonnie P has quit the post. It's not a big job - take pictures, print them, put them in an album, occasionally send something to the newspaper, etc. Contact Kim if you can give her a hand. Even two helpers would be great as we seem to be missing a photographer at many of our get-togethers lately! Camera supplied, printing and album costs paid.
   We still need a Quilt Show convener and a Raffle Quilt Committee chairperson. Nobody at the January business meeting volunteered. I would like to point out that as members, you voted to have a Quilt Show and Raffle Quilt again so it shouldn't come as any surprise that someone needs to take these on. It's time these two jobs went outside the small group of members who have always done them in the past, sometimes because nobody else would. There are experienced people behind you if you take one of these two jobs on, plus a book of "helps". You would not be put out to sea and cast adrift on uncharted waters. A few members have volunteered to be on the committees already so you won't be working alone, either. Come on, be brave .... we've done it, you can too! You'll be amazed how easily it all comes together and how much help you'll have. All you need is a love of quilts, the rest happens as you go.

Monday, January 2, 2012

January News

Executive News
Welcome to 2012! I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday season.
   Did you make any New Year's resolutions? I was going to resolve to get all my UFOs caught up by the end of June ... until my daughter and I went quilt shop hopping in Edmonton and added 5 more projects to my list. Quilters' joy - always something new and different out there!
   Our first business meeting of 2012 is Tuesday, January 10 at 7 p.m. Bring paper and pencil for note taking, and be prepared to volunteer yourself up to help out with something. We'll be looking for fundraisers, quilt show organizers and raffle quilt ladies (committee heads as well as members). And don't forget your Show And Tells!
   2012's first in-Guild is Diane's string quilt on Tuesday January 24 at 9 a.m. See Diane on Tuesdays for your copy of the pattern if you want to take part.
   I don't have an update for you on the Dancing With Thread books since I'm away from home until January 4. I'll check on it when I get home for everyone.
Happy quilting

January Events
Tues Jan 10, 2011 - business meeting 7 pm
Tues Jan 24, 2011- in guild 9 am

See post below

CABA's Quilting Cottage

CABA'S Quilting Cottage is starting off the 2012 quilting year with a class by Liz Faminoff on February 24, 25 and 26th titled "TURK CAP LILIES".  This sparkling design will brighten any day!  The class size will be limited to 8 spots so hurry in to sign up and not be disappointed.
We are very excited in having Anne Rayner-Gould agreeing to do an instructional class for 3 days in March.  Anne will be offering guidance in learning how colours work together.  This class will be doubly useful because it will show us how we can make use of fabrics from our stashes!  Don't miss this one!  We'll be confirming the dates in March soon.