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Drop in

Just a reminder that the drop in is open 10-3 tomorrow Apr 28, 2018

Please use the link if your are interested in making a quilt for the Broncos

Quilts for Broncos

There is a BC drop off for the any quilts, tops extra

Nanaimo, BC Drop-off:

Snip & Stitch Sewing Centre – 1-4047 Norwell Drive – will be accepting blocks/tops/quilts.

Drop in

Drop in is open this Saturday. Please come and join us for a day of quilting.

Information regarding this years summer challenge will be found under Program/Workshops

Examples of some fabric garden signs

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There will be an extra drop in on Mar 10. Come and join other members for a fun day of quilting.

The 2018 quilt show registration form has been posted on the Quilt show page

The World Quilt Competition XXII will be judged August 16-18, 2018 at World Quilt New England in Manchester, New Hampshire.  I am the Canadian Coordinator for the competition and ask if you would pass this information onto your membership.

The deadline for contest entrants to postmark or email completed entries is May 14, 2018.  You may mail your entry and images (on a CD), or scan and email your entry form to me at quiltluverdebbie@netscape.net along with the full view and close up images of your quilt.

There are many talented quilters living in Canada and I would like to encourage more people to enter.  As well as the potential to earn prize money, quilts will include an extended tour of the USA increasing visibility among fellow artists.

Canada_2018_Entry Form

Congratulations to  Joanne Nelson for winning First place at Lorna Shapiro’s challenge. 

You had to buy a grouping of fabrics from Lorna and make something from it.   Joanne worked on this at the fall retreat.     Lorna had a sale on Saturday and everyone that came, had to vote on their favorite out of 12 participants.

To view 12 participants works. The first 3 are the winning quilts.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/h6TyJOK4y0X2o7q13

1st Prize…. Joanne Nelson

 

2nd Prize…. Carol Pettigrew

 

3rd Prize….. Nadine Nelson.

Information regarding the Fall retreat has been posted under Retreats.

There will be No free table at the Dec 1 meeting. Please do not bring any free stuff until the January meeting.

Christmas Party Info

We are having an Auction.

  • We want to thank everyone the donations to the Auction –  Wow!  We received so many AMAZING kits, jelly rolls, charm packs, blocks, quilt tops and lots of notions.  We have some wonderful items to auction at our Dec. 1st meeting.   We had such a over whelming response of GREAT stuff, we are keeping some stuff to do another auction in June 2018 at our year end party. We will auction about 40 items Dec and June meetings. We have combined items, so if you don’t see your specific donation, it might be for June’s meeting or hiding with a kit, quilt top in a Lot as we combined items together.    We will display the auction items early in the evening on tables, so you can write down which items you are interested in bidding on.    You will not be disappointed with the great donations we received.
  • When purchasing for the Auction – Please make cheques payable to Blue Mt. Quilters Guild (BMQG) or cash ONLY. No credit cards!  We cannot give you your items until they have been paid in Full.
  • Food Bank cheques – payable to Share Food Bank, or also we prefer cash or cheques over food, but anything will help.  Let’s try to beat last year’s total of $350.00 and 178 pounds of food we donated! Thank you, we all know it is appreciated!
  • Please Bring Fabric Strips 42″ in length by 2 1/2″ in width in the Mexican flag colours red, white or green. They can be printed, solids, anything goes.   You will get a ticket for each strip you bring to win a jelly roll.
  • Pot Luck –   A-M letters  – something Savory or N-Z Sweets.    Please label your name on each, plate, bowl, dish, forks you bring.  Finger food only please.  (We will supply plate/napkins).
  • The Party is a Mexican Theme – so wear your finest Mexican outfit to win prizes. We have some really great prizes to give away.
  • We will have music, entertainment and hope to have some fun, as always.
  • Also: Don’t forget your Secret Friend gift/Christmas present and card! We will have a table for you to place your gift.   If you know your friend isn’t coming to the meeting please take their gift for them.  Much appreciated!

Hope to see you at the Meeting December 1st at 7 pm.   See you there

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