Sunday, October 14, 2012

Meeting reminder and Announcements

Original, by Juliet Nowlan 2011, made for River Valley Batik Challenge
Our October meeting is only a few days away now. Can't wait to see you there. I know our program with Juliet Nowlan will be wonderful. Her original creations are always so amazing! Please bring along one or two original wallhangings that you have done, for a special addition to Show and Tell.

Also don't forget about the "Stitch Across Canada Challenge". In the first month, Canadian quilters stitched all the way across Newfoundland and are now into Nova Scotia. Each month, Guild members add up the "distance they have stitched" by measuring the perimeter of their finished quilt projects. These inches are added up and converted to miles to see how far we can stitch across Canada. I am keeping track of our total inches per month, and we'll see how far we as a Guild have stitched by the February deadline. Do you suppose we could get across our own province?  So please measure the perimeter of each and every finished quilting project that you are bringing to Show and Tell on Tuesday night and tell me your total, so your inches will be counted in!

Several Guilds have informed us of vacancies in upcoming workshops which may interest you:

October: The Akerley Area Guild in Cambridge Narrows is hosting Karen Miller, a quilter/fiber artist/teacher from Nova Scotia. She will be doing a Trunk Show on Thursday October 25th at 6:30 pm and a two day workshop on Wed.-Thurs. October 24- 25. The workshop is titled Landscape with Lupins and is an introduction to landscape techniques and an original method of making 3D lupins. Cost of the workshop is $50.00. Contact Brenda Dunsmore at 488-3418 for more info.

November: The Keswick Ridge Guild is also holding a Trunk Show and a workshop, with a few spaces available. Juliet Nowlan will be teaching Beginner Fabric Dyeing on November 3 at Riverside Resort, Mactaquac (9-4) in which you will dye a Color Wheel and a simple gradation of one color. Workshop fee is $20.00 and materials fee is $38.00. Juliet will also be presenting a Trunk Show on Nov. 2 at 7pm at the same location. For further info call Darcy Anderson at 206-0518

Lastly, we are taking a 2 hour tour of the Quilt Collection at Kings Landing on the morning of October 23. Our tour group is full with 20, but if you might like to join us in case someone cannot make it, let me know. I would like to have a name or two "in reserve", particularly if you could go at the "last minute". The cost is $14.00. You need not be an FQG member....  Leave a comment here or contact me by phone or email....

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