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Quilt Show
The coordinators are looking for a scrapbooker to assist them with a project for the quilt show. Please contact Brenda or Gail if you are able to assist.
The Flyers and Post Cards are now available – please get some copies and deliver them to Guilds, Quilt Stores and other places where you think people will be interested in attending the Show!
Cathy will be handling the quilts for the Paint Chip and Heart Preemie Challenges Display. Please let her know if you have quilts to show in this section.
Kari is still in need for items to fill the prize baskets – look for items over the summer and get them to her as soon as possible.
Workshop for Boutique items. Come to the Drop In Location on Saturday June 14th to work on items for the boutique – Jenni and Julie will have some kits to sew – or bring something that you want to work on. This will be a fun day and make lots of goodies for our sale.
The Block Raffle is still looking for about 38 small quilts, one block quilts, or others from postcard to small wallhanging size. These blocks will be in daily raffles at the show. Spend a day and show off some of your best work in a small quilt to grace someone else’s house.
Finally – Please use the registration form here to register your quilt for the show as soon as possible. Note that the picture doesn’t necessarily need to be the finished product – a picture of the quilt top will let the hangers know what is coming and they can establish where the quilt will be hung at the show.

The Community Quilt still needs more blocks – how about doing one or more and taking them to the Summer Retreat. Shirley will be there to receive the blocks and would like to have them all in by the October meeting. The pattern is here.

Hawthorne Lodge, a Seniors Care Facility in Port Coquitlam asked the Board if someone would be interested in making a quilt for a new room in their facility. The room is a family room for end of life patients that is due to open very soon, and the staff had been very impressed with the quilts done by the guild for Crossroads hospice. It happens that a quilt was being finished that seemed to fit the bill and was looking for a good home – the center is a butterfly – the symbol chosen to represent the room. So, by serendipity – Hawthorne will have its quilt in time for the official press release about the room – June 10th at 4:30.

Peggy Gelbrecht gave a wonderful trunk show after the business meeting. Her quilts were mostly traditional, and very varied. Her classes on the weekend were well received.
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It was a good end of season meeting – and it will probably be my last meeting with the guild. Edna and I were wonderfully surprised by the beautiful quilt and the book we were presented with on your behalf. We will miss the guild when we move to Armstrong, but we will keep in touch. Thanks to everyone who provided a block, have their picture in the book, or worked on the quilt!
Sorry – my pictures don’t want to upload today – I’ll keep trying!

Maureen’s final retreat was a wonderful Christmas one – luckily the weather did not cooperate, and although we had some rain, overall it was a great weekend.   We had a Christmas tree with presents, greatfood including a turkey dinner on Saturday, many draws for prizes, lots of time for sewing and a great show and tell.

Ann took pictures of all the show and tell, and I am sure that we will all see the finished projects soon, but here are a few scenes from the weekend.

Note the wonderful quilted Pointsettia over Tricia's shoulder.  That's Annie's project on the wall behind

Note the wonderful quilted Pointsettia over Tricia’s shoulder. That’s Annie’s project on the wall behind

Lots of work done in this corner!

Lots of work done in this corner!

Wonderful light from the large windows at the end of the room - but it's a little chilly at that end!

Wonderful light from the large windows at the end of the room – but it’s a little chilly at that end!

Time for show and tell - Renelle tried out a new ruler!

Time for show and tell – Renelle tried out a new ruler!

Brigitte finished her quilt from the BQ Class a couple of years ago (it was a sample!)

Brigitte finished her quilt from the BQ Class a couple of years ago (it was a sample!)

Janet's almost ready for the borders on her Retreat quit (only been working on it for two years - but only at Spring Retreats).

Janet’s almost ready for the borders on her Retreat quit (been working on it for two years – but only at Spring Retreats).

Many thanks to Maureen and her helpers for organizing the Retreat for the last few years. She is passing the baton to Lynn and Annie who have started working on next year! Meet you all at the same place in April next year!

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Here are photos of the two girls sponsored by the Blue Mountain Guild.  The first is Mellon and the second is Lillian.  They both started at Alice’s Sewing School (in Uganda) last year.  They are learning how to make clothing and are practicing on paper sacs from cement.  They will have patterns for children and adult wear that they will take home to their communities when they finish.  The sewing machines that the guild donated will go home with them when they finish.

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