Monday, September 23, 2013

In the News

Look who was in Saturday's paper... what a lovely article on Jeanne Kaye Speight, our new Community Projects Co-ordinator. She is indeed kind and generous as the article states, and her involvement in the community is to be applauded. We all know Jeanne Kaye as "the energizer bunny" who never fails to have lots of Show and Tell to share with us at the end of each meeting. She has more energy than most of us put together! She is the perfect person to head up our Community Projects  team and keep us organized and on track with our charity projects. There is something for everyone who would like to participate- if you want to work on a large project, she is looking for 60" by 80"- 85" quilts for the beds at the Veterans Unit, and if you want to work on something small and quick, there are placemats to be made for Meals on Wheels... and if you want a "medium sized " project, Goldilocks, I'm sure she'll have something in mind for that too! She also has fabric at the meetings if you need to add to what you have, for whichever project. If you have more fabric than you know what to do with, Jeanne Kaye would welcome donations of some brightly colored strips 2.5" by WOF (width of fabric). If like me, you don't have a lot of full width yardage, JK is happy to receive 2.5" wide strips off the long side of your fat quarters as well. Please, good quality fabric only, that has been pre-washed. These bright strips will be available for pickup for use in future Community Projects.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Log Cabin Revisited - KV Show and Sale

Just a reminder of the KV Show this week - all the info you need is on the above poster. Hope to see you there! I know of at least two of our members who have entered quilts...
EDIT: You can see some photos from the show on my personal Blog here and here.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Only 3 more sleeps! September meeting. Sept. 17th

Are you ready for our first meeting? It's only "a few sleeps" away now! Tuesday Sept. 17th! Woohoo! I hope you are as anxious as I am to get back to FQG and see everyone, not to mention diving back into this wonderful hobby for another exciting year! There are lots of good things planned for the upcoming year - some interesting meeting programs, some great workshops and workdays which we are calling "Quilty Pleasures", new books in our library, the Fall Retreat, fewer "business" meetings, and coming up in October - a fun "social" day with our sister guild from Sussex.
Most important we are open to new members so if you have a friend or neighbour who is interested in learning about quilting, bring them along to our meeting this coming Tuesday night. Or if YOU are someone new to the area and/or  are looking for a Quilting Guild to join, we'd love to have you. Come along and check us out. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, at the Johnson Avenue Seniors Centre on the northside - see map on the sidebar.
On Saturday Sept. 28, our first Quilty Pleasures Day is geared to new quilters and new and prospective members. We're calling it Intro to Quilting and there will be lots of useful demos and info provided to help you get started. We need an idea of how many might be attending, so come to our meeting Tues. night to let us know, or leave a comment here (at end of post) with your name and email or phone number so we can get in touch. Leaving a comment is very easy- just click on the word "comments" below, type your message in the white box that opens up, remembering to add your name and contact info too, then check "anonymous" if you don't have a google account and hit the "publish" button. Simple as that ! We're hoping to hear from you!!
Returning members- remember to wear your nametag, bring your mug for a beverage at break and return any FQG library books you might have out. Of course bring your Show and Tell items to show us what you've been busy with over the summer, and remember the Program Committee is still looking for participants for the program - please bring a quilt you have made from one of our Library books. Let Donna Y, Marijke H or Susan D know if you can help them out.... See you soon!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Open House!

This Saturday, Sept. 14th, there will be an Open House at the new quilt shop in town at  572 New Maryland Highway. Shop owner Jo-Anne opened The Christmas Crab Quiltery earlier this summer and the response so far has been wonderful. This Saturday she will hold an Open House with a "Meet and Greet" from 1-3p.m. This is an opportunity to check out the line-up of upcoming classes, see class samples, meet the teachers and get info on classes, as well as see all the new fabrics and products. (Double punches [ie 20% savings] on your customer rewards cards all day long, with class registration too!) There will be refreshments and a lovely door prize as well - a kit for a quilt - the pattern and all fabrics for top and binding!! Woohoo! Jo-Anne lives more than an hour away and is committed to travelling to Fredericton to make this new endeavor a success so let's show her lots of love and support by turning out to the Open House!
Beginning next week, The Christmas Crab Quiltery will have new business hours: Tuesday to Friday 10a.m. to 6p.m. and Saturday 10a.m. to 3p.m.

Remember we have to support our local shops if we want them to be there for us. As much fun as it is to travel and visit new shops, we need our local shops too! They depend on us to keep them going, so please support them. Country Crafts and Curtains at  334 York Street is our other local source of  quilting fabric and supplies. Both these shops are small, but jam-packed with wonderful fabrics, patterns, threads and all other things "quilt-y". Make these shops your first stop when you need supplies for this wonderful hobby we all enjoy so much...

Saturday, September 7, 2013

FREX Winners!

by Jane G.
Congrats to Jane Gunn, Gwenda Mattinson and Jeanne Kaye Speight on their wins at the Fredericton Exhibition. If I missed any other members who were ribbon winners, I apologize! Jane, Gwenda and Jeanne Kaye all had first place ribbons on large quilts and Gwenda and Jeanne Kaye also had a few ribbons on smaller pieces too - I lost count!! Jane and Gwenda both had Grand Champion ribbons!! Well done, Ladies!! Did you get to the Frex this year to see the quilts and other displays? The Elm City girls were there hand quilting as they have been the last few years. I'm fairly sure
I bought the winning ticket on their raffle quilt- I'm just waiting for the phone to ring...

by Gwenda M.
by Gwenda M.
by Jeanne Kaye S.
by Jeanne Kaye S.