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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Whether March comes in as a lion or a lamb, we should think spring. If you need some sheepish inspiration, visit this Pinterest ’sheep quilts’ search page and see what people are finding on the world wide web!
Warning, Pinterest can be addicting!
The Sunset Country Quilters Guild next meeting is on Tuesday, February 26 and will start at 6:30 p.m. with “dessert and punch” being the first item on the agenda.
Each member is asked to bring something sweet (and preferably homemade!)
Members are asked to invite a guest (or more) who is interested in the art of quilting, but may not presently be a member of our Guild. Guests are encouraged to bring an item(s) that they have made for “Show and Tell”.
Each member is requested to also bring their favourite quilted item(s) even if they have brought it previously.
There will be gift draws throughout the evening……come out and enjoy our Valentine celebration!!
Bring (2 1/2″ x WOF) Christmas strips of green, red or beige (not blue) to donate for the guild’s 2014 Quilt Show project.
See you there!
Saturday, Feb 16, Dori Hopko of Dori’s Sewing Studio, Sioux Lookout, ON will be instructing a class called Braid in a Day. This technique combines traditional designs and modern colors in this beautiful new pattern. Braids are easy as can be, using pre-cut 2 ½” strips or cutting your own 2 ½” strips of fabric from your own stash. Make it co-ordinating or scrappy. Your choice. One Jelly Roll (40 strips) is enough to make the Braids for sizes ranging from Baby to Kings size quilts. Of course other fabric will be required for the borders. Braid in a Day contains no “set-in seams” and allows you to sew your quilt right away! Each booklet contains yardage and cutting charts for all sizes, making this pattern ideal for all skill levels. An acrylic template is included that saves time and minimizes fabric waste. Cost is approximately $15.00 for the Braid in a Day pattern (including template). This project is guaranteed to sew up beautifully and catch any quilter’s eye!
6″ x 12″ Ruler, 6″ x 24″ Ruler, InvisiGrip, Stiletto, Shape Cut Pro (optional), Braid in a Day Template (included)
Registrations must be made by Feb 2nd. Contact Hellen Stafford: email@example.com or 937-6793.
A Quilted Jacket Retreat will be held Friday Jan 18 trough Sunday Jan 20, 2012 at the Dryden Go-Getter Senior Centre. Doors open Friday at 6:30 pm; Sat & Sun at 8:30 am. Cost is $15. Choose your own jacket pattern and quilt the pieces for jacket sections ahead of time; group assistance with tailoring advice provided.
For more information or to register, contact Heather at 1-807-223-5643 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Doors at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre will open at 6:00 p.m. for a half hour of social time. Lunch will start promptly at 6:30. Following our sweet and savory meal you will be entertained by local talent and a well known celebrity. Gifts will be shared and we will end the evening with many beautiful Show and Tell items.
Please bring the following to the party:
- A gift – could be handmade or purchased – (about $10.00) (wrapped any way you like)
- Sweet or savory food item to share – cutlery
- Show and Tell items
- Singing voices
- Christmas spirit
Sunset Country Quilter’s Guild Christmas Cheer Committee Chair, Joan Schneider
The Sunset Country Quilters Guild next meeting is Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Go-Getters Senior Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Quilt Show Chairs, Kathy & Cindy, request that members please bring 2 1/2″ x WOF (width of fabric) Christmas print fabric strips in green, red, beige, etc. (not blue) for a quilt project that they would like to get started on for the 2014 quilt show.
Also, Cindy is collecting 9″ blocks of plain or tone on tone cotton fabric for Princess Court if you have any please bring to the meeting.
Remember to bring your completed Block of the Month (Pieced Star
or Apron Blocks
) for show and tell along with all the other projects you have worked on.
Our project this Saturday Nov 17 is Mexican Tile placemats with instructor Hazel Mills of Serenity Quilts, Sioux Lookout.
To make 6 placemats, you will need:
6 fabrics, A to F, 1/2 yard each (3 light and 3 dark)
Batting: 6 pieces 13″ x 17″
Backing is included in the 1/2 yard pieces.
The workshop will cost the $10.00 rental fee, plus $1.00 for coffee, and $1.00 for the pattern if you did not order a book. The book is around the $22.00 mark.
Please contact Hellen Stafford email@example.com if you plan to attend.