Friday, October 16, 2009

Oct. 20th Trunk Show... Reminders...

The days are flying by as quickly as the leaves are falling... Next Tuesday Oct. 20th is FQG meeting night! Remember, we are not at our usual location. Instead we'll be treated to a wonderful show of work by award-winning Karen Henry, CQA's 2008 Teacher of the Year. Karen is travelling from Dartmouth to spend a few days teaching workshops for us. Karen's Trunk Show will be held in the Auditorium of Marshall D'Avray Hall (Educaton building) at UNB. Start time is 7:30 p.m. and admision is $2.00. Come and bring a friend or two...
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase on the "Colours of Recovery " quilt for Kofi Ampong- see a photo below in previous post. We heard Kofi's story at our September meeting and I'm sure many of you will want to support this worthy cause- just picture that beautiful quilt on YOUR bed!!

We are hoping that Tuesday's weather will co-operate and Mary Brown (our member who travels the furthest!) will be able to join us from Grand Manan. She will be bringing the raffle quilt "Let It Shine" made by the Tidal Threads Guild of Grand Manan. (Many of you will remember donating strips of blue fabrics in response to Mary's plea last year.) This is your chance to see the results- and you won't be disappoonted! This quilt won a Red Ribbon at the KV Guild Show last month and it is a beauty! It is machine pieced, hand appliqued, embroidered and hand quilted (twice, no less!) by the Tidal Threads Guild who are just in their second year. The centre medallion features Grand Manan's Swallowtail Lighthouse which turns 150 years old next year. The Guild has donated this quilt to the Action Ministries group, to be raffled in support of their work with the Food Bank and other Island projects. Mary hopes to have some tickets with her, $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

There will be a small Show and Tell by our own members after the Trunk Show so bring along any recent projects, especially if you will not have them for our Nov. Meeting. Those attending the November Retreat, please attend a short meeting before the Trunk Show in Room 143 of Marshall D'Avray Hall. And lastly, Jane Gunn has new nametags ready for pickup. If you have not yet paid for yours, exact change ($6.75) will make Jane's job much easier.. thanks. (Nametags can still be ordered too, it's not too late!) See you all on Tuesday night!

1 comment:

  1. Linda. That is a beautiful quilt. I have the pattern but never got around to making it yet. Will you buy me $5.00 worth of tickets. Thanks

    Have fun at the Karen Henry Show. It's 7am Saturday morning so I am thinking of you guys and Wendy and Karen will be pareparing for the first workshop today.