In June we will get to marvel at the efforts of our quilters who took part in the 52 blocks in 52 week Quilt Along challenge formed in January 2019 by CQA/ACC and Jackie White. “The goal was to promote quilting across Canada and to encourage new quilters to become more confident. All the blocks were 6 1/2″ and designed with easy to follow instructions that would create a pieced block. A facebook group was also formed. Little did anyone know that the quilt along would gather international attention, with the facebook group exceeding 7,500 participants and posts of blocks were being shown from around the world!” If you would like to see pictures of the quilts that have been created so far or would like to get started on this challenge yourself, go to http://canadianquilter.com/52–blocks-in-52-weeks-quilt-gallery
May is our Guild’s anniversary month. We’ll be celebrating 26 years of quilting adventures and fun. In addition to festive goodies, we’ll have a chinese auction so remember to come with cash to buy your arm’s length of tickets (10 for $5.00).
In April we will be hosting the very talented Mary Hopkins, Fibre Artist and Teacher. Check out her blog at www.marykayhopkins123.blogspot.com to see examples of her work and to learn her techniques.
In March we will be treated to quilting book reviews by three of our Guild members–Robbie Siebert, Joanne Bent and Kathleen Monaghan. They are sure to provide lots of inspiration for new projects.
At our February meeting we will focus on taking care of ourselves. We will have a local yoga instructor lead us in a restorative yoga class of strengthening and stretching designed to help us quilters with sore muscles and joints. No previous experience, no mats, no special outfits needed!
At our January meeting, we invite you to share your marvelous Christmas quilts/creations before they get packed away for the season. Because we expect you will all want to bring something, we ask that you limit your presentations to a maximum of two quilts/creations each and just a few brief details about each item.
Christmas Social – a meeting for fun and games and good food and giving back!
Block of the Month Reveal – This meeting is a time for our members to show off their quilt tops and finished quilts from last year’s Block of the Month program. Finished quilts will be eligible to win the viewers’ choice rosette. Come and be amazed to see the wide array of colours of quilts all made with the same patterns.
Arlene Nicholas — http://www.thequiltersbouquet.com — A local teacher and published quilt pattern designer and avid quilter will tell us about her work.
We have an exciting program this month you won’t want to miss. Our speaker will be Noshi Gulati who will invite us on a “humourous journey through life to India and back”. The new Guild Executive for the coming year will be introduced and we’ll have our membership early-bird draw for a free Guild membership and our “2018-2019 Perfect Attendance” draw as well. Fabulous treats and “Show & Share” will round out the evening.