Concentration! The Block of the Month quilts are in the background.
Big News We have a time, place and title for the Quilt Show.
The Show will be held on October 25 and 26, 2014 at the Maple Creek Middle School in Port Coquitlam (north from Lougheed Highway on Hastings Street).
The show will be called “Quilts from our Chequered Past”
The raffle quilt will be Debby Maddy’s pattern – Migration. We will be starting to put it together at the November 30th Drop In. Come along if you would like to help!
The Show Committee is still looking for someone to help with Publicity and to coordinate the volunteers!
Jenni and Julie at the Donation Table - get your backing and batting here
Start working on items for the boutique at the show. Jenni and Julie will be looking after the boutique so if you have or want ideas – please give them a call or talk to them at the meetings. You will find them tucked behind the backing and batting for the preemie donation quilts. Also remember we need items for the gift baskets – not necessarily quilting stuff, but door prizes items.
The Ioco Ghost Town Days have come and gone, and once again we had a few quilts and quilters on Display. Keep it in mind for the first weekend next October and join in the fun
The LaConner Quilt museum is showing a group of quilts by Fibre Art Network – a group of fibre artists from Western Canada. This show is called Abstracted and features two quilts on the same theme – one representational and one abstract. We saw some of these quilts at Sun Peaks this summer and they are really wonderful. At the same time, there is an exhibit by Elizabeth Barton, and the winning quilts from the LaConner Quilt Festival.
Speaking of quilt festivals – Ionne McAuley is the Canadian Coordinator for the World Quilt Competition. We need more quilts at the world level. Check out Ionne’s website to details
Our presenter for the evening was Maureen Woods - showing us her wonderful Judy Niemeyer quilts. Maureen is a certified instructor for Judy’s quilts and will be teaching a couple of classes this weekend. She showed us about 30 wonderful quilts she has made from Judy’s patterns.
Maureen Wood and one of her early Judy N quilts
Also – GUILD LABELS FOR DONATION QUILTS. Jenni and Julie have had reports that the ink on the labels are running when wet. Please do not use any older labels - throw them out and get new ones at the next meeting – or the Drop in.
Don’t forget the Martha Washington Square for the Community Quilt. The first pattern had a mistake, but I have put the corrections on the Patterns Page.
Bring a Preemie Donation Quilt to the February Meeting – with hearts or pink or red on it and you might win a prize. Start working on the design now so it will be finished in time.
See you at the Drop-In, November 30th 10:00 – 4:00 pm Douglas and Norland in Burnaby