- 4 coordinating fat quarters
- 7/8 yd of fusible fleece or batting
- 7/8 yd backing (can match one of the fat quarters used above)
- 5/8 yd binding
- Freezer paper (optional)
- usual sewing can cutting supplies
We are pleased to support The Quilting Trunk’s Stash Bash. Here’s Joanne’s description of how The Stash Bash works.
“You go through your stash and find fabric you won’t be using. Donate the fabric to The Quilting Trunk Stash Bash. We then price it and resell it with the money going to a local charity. We are accepting all kinds of fabrics. Prices for the fabrics will be between $ 1.00 and $ 5.00 per piece.
All donated fabrics will be priced and ready for sale Friday, October 4th and Saturday October 5th.
The charity we have chosen to donate to this year is The Shake your booty hospital charity. 100% of the money raised from The Stash Bash will be donated to the renovation of one of the palliative care rooms at the Dryden Regional Hospital, new windows, new bed, new TV, fresh paint and of course local artwork, also the purchase of a new anaesthesia monitor to monitor patients going under sedation, as well as the purchase of a new disinfector for the hospital We will accept any fabrics or cash donations for The Shake your Booty fund beginning Friday September 27, 2013.
Drop off your fabrics no later than Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 so we have time to mark the prices on the fabric and are ready for the sale on Friday andSaturday.
Don’t forget to come in on Friday October 4th or Saturday the 5th to purchase The Stash Bash fabrics.
Thank you for participating,
The Quilting Trunk is located at the Kusnick Electric building beside Dairy Queen on Highway 17.
Doors of the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre will open at 6 pm Tuesday, June 25th for our season wind-up (no early birds please as the Go-Getters have their own meeting until 6 pm in the facility).
Bring a potluck dish, show and tell items and lots of cash! Regional quilt shops are invited to participate in a mini market!
Many executive positions terms will be up and open for elections. Consider how you can participate. Memberships ($25) for next season will be accepted with a chance to win back your membership by draw if paid up this June. Checks are to be made to Sunset Country Quilters Guild.
“Quiltingal” Barbara Cline, published quilter, will instruct her Pinwheel Pizzazz technique for our guild Saturday, May 4th & 5th from 9:00 to 5:00 (doors opening at 8:30 am) at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre. For information contact Heather: firstname.lastname@example.org or 807-223-5643
Our quilting neighbours to the east in Thunder Bay, ON host their bi-annual quilt show later this month. From their website, here are dates and times:
Friday, April 26, 2013 – 12 noon to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2013 – 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Coliseum Building, Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Grounds, 425 Northern Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Admission: Special Pre-Show Weekend Promotion: $8.00 for all three days / Pre-Show Wrist Bands will be on sale during the March Thunder Bay Quilters’ Guild meetings. Regular Prices: $10.00 for a three day pass / $ 5.00 for a single day pass
Saturday, April 27 - Dawson Room of the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotels and Suites
Guild Members: $35.00 / Non-members: $40.00
A list of participating vendors and demonstrations are posted on their website thunderbayquilters.org
Saturday Morning Quilts with Cheryl Arkison
SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE…Now Open to Non-Guild Participants!
This year the Thunder Bay Quilters’ Guild is excited to announce a special two-day workshop experience with recognized Canadian quilter, designer, teacher, foodie and mom extraordinaire Cheryl Arkison. An accomplished individual Cheryl’s quilt work has been featured in magazines and websites such as Fat Quarterly and A Needle Pulling Thread. As a “foodie” Cheryl has also contributed to the Edmonton Journal, the Calgary Herald, and Christmas 365. In addition, she is the former Food Editor for What’s Up Families magazine and has been published online at delishmag.com, simplebites.net, babble.com and foodnetwork.com.
The workshop will be based Cheryl’s first book, Sunday Morning Quilts (2012, Stash Books) which she co-authored with Amanda Jean Nyberg. The book reflects her interest in scrap management and improvisational quilting. Topics also covered by the workshop and book are fabric confidence and selection, basic techniques and design.
For more information on Cheryle Arkison, visit her website at: www.cherylarkison.com
Dates: Friday, April 26, 2013 and Saturday, April 27, 2012
Times: 10:00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m. both days
Location: Cardinal Room, Coliseum Building, CLE Grounds
Materials: A materials list will be provided with registration
Cost: $165.00 for full workshop*
- Registration will start in October 2012
- $50.00 non-refundable deposit required at time of registration
- Remaining balance must be paid by the February TBQG Meeting
- After November TBQG Meeting, empty spaces will be made available to non-guild members
If you are interested in this amazing opportunity to learn from one of Canada’s rising stars, please e-mail email@example.com for registration information.
Our Sewing Saturday April 6th will include the class “Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing” in which Karen Greaves will demonstrate foundation peicing using (and reusing) freezer paper while making a feathered star block. Advantages of using the waxy paper include no need for pins, ease of removing paper after sewing and ability to reuse the foundation papers.
Cost to participate is $11. To register, contact Hellen firstname.lastname@example.org or use the ‘contact us’ page of this site. Course description and supplies list can be found here.
Sewing Saturdays are held at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre on St Charles St. Doors open at 8:30, instruction begins at 9 and runs until 4 pm. Lunch is pot-luck and participants are asked to bring their own cutlery and plates. For participant guidelines, click here.
Correction: Sewing Saturday March 16th was supposed to be March 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Change: Sewing Saturday project “Buggy Barn Quilts” will be unavailable for March 23rd. The Sewing Day will be ‘Bring Your Own Project” If you plan to attend, please confirm with Hellen, email@example.com before Wednesday, March 20th so we can determine if we have enough participants to proceed.
How will you celebrate Sewing Machine Day this March 16? Join Dryden region quilters at the Go-Getters’ Senior Centre as Phyllis Johnson of Crazy Ladies Fabrics, Fort Frances shares instruction from Buggy Barn Quilts. Contact Hellen (807-937-6798) for more information.