Mark your calendars for the change in our regular meeting date for this month. Tuesday December 10 will be our Christmas Party. Bring sweets or savouries to share starting at 6:00 pm.There will be a re-gift exchange for those who wish to participate.
Saturday, Nov 16, Dori Hopko from Dori’s Sewing Studio in Sioux Lookout will be instructing what she calls “the fastest quilt top ever to do!” Josephine’s Knot is the project. The class begins at 9 am and runs until about 4 pm. Lunch is potluck or brown bag. The event will take place at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre 84 St Charles St in Dryden. For information about this class, contact Marg at 807-938-1113.
The quilt show committee will be meeting Monday, Nov 18 at 6:30 pm at 161 St Charles St.
Don’t forget our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, Nov 26 at 7:00 pm at the Go-Getters Senior Centre.
This past Saturday, a number of our members met to sew. Many participated in creating placemats for Meals on Wheels. Marg, our Sewing Saturday chair, described the technique:
“The pattern is a quick, simple method of making 4 placemats from 4 fat quarters. (Is similar to the mosaic method we did several years ago). The 4 F.Q.’s are stacked up, 3 angled cuts are made and then each stack of cut fabric has the top one, two or three pieces moved to the bottom of their piles. The pieces are sewn together and each has the fabrics showing up in a different spot than the one before. After pressing, the placemat tops are ready to have batting and backing applied. These can be quilted and finished with a binding or pillowcase turned, then quilted. ple method of making 4 placemats from 4 fat quarters. (Is similar to the mosaic method we did several years ago). The 4 F.Q.’s are stacked up, 3 angled cuts are made and then each stack of cut fabric has the top one, two or three pieces moved to the bottom of their piles. The pieces are sewn together and each has the fabrics showing up in a different spot than the one before. After pressing, the placemat tops are ready to have batting and backing applied. These can be quilted and finished with a binding or pillowcase turned, then quilted.”
We look forward to seeing these and more at our regular meeting Tuesday, Oct 22nd! Meeting starts at 7 pm and will be held at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre on St Charles in Dryden. Join us!
- 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.