Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reminders and Updates

Hello gals! Just a few reminders and "updates" for you. If you are planning to make (or have already made) a Leaf bowl for CQA's Quilt Ontario in London ON, we need them turned in at the March meeting as they must be quickly sent off to London. Thanks to all who have participated already - look at the lovely ones shown here. Very nice indeed. We know the Local Organizing Committee in London will be very pleased and grateful to receive our bowls. They will be given to each attendee at the Closing Banquet.

We are hoping many of you will take an hour or two to do a Spring placemat or two as well- we will use these in our Spring "decor" at the April Show, then they will be donated to Meals on Wheels. We are suggesting a cut size of 12" x 16" to finish at 11.5" x 15.5". Just have fun- use up some fabric, make it cheerful and "spring-y" and know that it will brighten someone's day...

We have received info on an upcoming Bus Tour (originating in Moncton) to Keepsake Quilts and the Vermont Quilt Festival. The dates are June 22-25, 2011. Cost per person is $515. for a twin room, $465. for a triple and $415. for a quad. This includes 3 nights lodging, all breakfasts, 1 brunch and 1 dinner, admission to the Vermont Festival and tip for bus driver. There is a $100. non-refundable deposit and full payment is due by May 15. We will have more details at the March meeting but if you are interested and want further info before then, contact me and I can email it to you.

The Call for Entry is out for Art Hits the Wall in Liverpool NS. Art Hits the Wall is a non-juried exhibit of quilts and hooked rugs, made by permanent residents of Atlantic Canada. The show is held at the Rossignol Centre in Liverpool, July 8-August 28, 2011. This years' theme is Tides of Time and pieces must be created specifically for this exhibit and this theme, not having been previously exhibited elsewhere. Applications will be accepted May 1-31 and each artist may submit up to 2 entries. Entry fee is $10.00 per submission. Again, details will be available at our March meeting, but if you would like the form before then, get in touch and I'll email it to you.

We hope you are getting your entries ready for OUR show in April. I'd be happy to receive your entry forms as soon as possible, by mail, by hand at our meeting, or preferably by email. An e-form, which you can type on and return by email is on it's way to you today.


  1. Those bowls are nice. I plan on making some placemats while South. The Vermont bus trip sounds like a blast.

  2. Great updates to the shows and the various long arm quilters. I never heard of the Lansdown Studio. Must check her out.