Sunday, November 20, 2011

Successful "Fun Day"...

If you were not at the Guild "Fun Day" yesterday, you missed a good time!! A good number of members turned up to share a day together; a few worked on their own projects, the rest of us happily sewed the day away on one of the five projects presented. Lots got accomplished and everyone left with a smile on their face. Some worked on table runners Christmas-y and otherwise, snowmen, strip tubed and pieced blocks.... all were presented, demonstrated and notes given so we could do them later if not then. We even got a cute little fast and easy stocking stuffer /gift idea. There were door
prizes and yummy treats....What a great day!! Thanks to the Workshop Committee for putting this day together and offering such a wonderful variety of projects and ideas. There may be another such day offered in the New Year- why not plan now to attend? It's a great day to sew with friends and also get acquainted with other members you may not know well... What more could you ask for? You know what they say- any day spent sewing is a GOOD day....

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meeting Time Again

It's time again for our monthly meeting. Don't forget to bring your list for the UFO Challenge- unfinished projects and new projects you would like to complete this year. I have my list all ready.. and it's long!! Maybe this Challenge will spur me on to get moving and whittle down the list. That's the whole purpose, after all...
Jean Burtt will be anxious to collect more quilts for babies at the DECH . It's not too late to turn yours in. Remember backs must be flannel, and all fabrics must be prewashed. It doesn't take long to whip up something that's only 18" x 24" and it's a great opportunity to try out a new pattern or colour combination.
Of course Christmas placemats will be accepted at this meeting too, as well as at the December Christmas Social. They should be approximately 12" x 16". The Meals on Wheels recipients are certainly cheered by these colourful mats with their meals over the holidays.

See you tomorrow evening! Remember your mug, your nametag, any library books you have out, your Show and Tell items and why not take a minute to speak to a new member, or someone you don't know well? It doesn't take long to make a new friend....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Ladies with the Curves!

Our October meeting program was great- we learned a lot about sewing curves. Although a daunting prospect to some, I'm sure we all left with much more confidence for tackling curved seams. A big Thank You to the five "presenters' - Gail Butts, Jean Ketch, Gail Mitchell, Linda Glassford and Donna Young. Among other things, we learned how to sew a basic curve, how to add piping to a curve, how to "face" a curve so it could be appliqu├ęd, how to use glue basting to sew a circle into a circular opening, and how to use the curved two patch system. Here are a few photos, if you missed the meeting.

I will soon be posting some reminders for our November meeting, so come back soon for the details on  1. our UFO Challenge,  2. Christmas placemats for Meals on Wheels, and 3. our continuing Community projects - due at Nov. meeting: quilts for babies. See guidelines here.