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.
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-6793.