Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Just a quick reminder- tonight is our October meeting. Remember your nametag and your mug, Show and Tell items and count up those inches for CQA's Walk to Brock challenge. Measure (in inches) the perimeter of your finished quilted items for this month and give your total to Trudy Corey our CQA Rep. See you tonight!
Tonight's program will be a Trunk Show by Nancy Elaschuk of Moncton.
See you tonight!
Monday, October 14, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Earlier this summer I started a series of posts on the differences among threads, reprinting, with permission, the educational portion of the Superior Threads newsletters from Bob Purcell. Here today is part 3. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
Used with permission from Bob Purcell, www.superior threads.com
| This is Part three in a series discussing the differences in threads.
A generation ago, there were very few thread choices. It was almost is if one type of thread was used for every project, whether that was piecing, quilting, clothing construction, upholstery, and so on. Times have changed and much better quality products are available today. Thread has become more specialized to enhance and improve our sewing projects.
There are differences between quilting, embroidery, bobbin, applique, serger, upholstery, and, construction threads.
Although some applique techniques call for a medium or heavy thread to show off the thread, most applique techniques intend to hide the thread and therefore use a fine, blending thread. We will discuss the blending applique threads.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
|Photo from iStock|
Oct. 7 EDIT: All items below have now been SOLD.
Just passing this info along for a local quilter who is moving away.. She must downsize her "stash" considerably, and asked if I would pass this along to local quilters who might be interested:
MOVING SALE –
· Quilt Fabrics - quality cotton
· Crazy Quilt fabrics – yardage & squares & odd sizes - silks, satins, velvets, cotton threads, etc
· Art quilts - various non-conventional fabrics
· Patterns for bed quilts, wall art quilts, picture quilts, totes, etc.
· Quilt books
· embroidery books
· Gold work & metal-thread
· Crazy Quilt books
· Fabric Painting books
· Needle Felting, Punch Needle.
You can contact her to set up an appointment to view her "goodies"...
Contact: Esther Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org; 471-4696
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
We saw a few changes...for the good... our new microphone system with both floor mike and table mike which can be hand held, provided great sound. We encourage everyone to use the mike when they are speaking so all can hear well... The decision to reduce the "business" portion of the meeting to just three times a year met with no opposition, and will allow us more
It was great to see so many familiar faces and some new ones too! We welcome our new members, and hope that those who were visitors "checking us out" will decide to join us! During our break, I overheard a visitor say: "I'm overwhelmed! I'm definitely out of my league here..." That is a common response and I reminded her that we ALL start as beginners, and progress. We all have strengths which we must discover, and build on. Many of us in the Guild have been "at it" a long while so we have learned, improved our skills and grown as quilters.But we LOVE to help new quilters learn and grow too!
Prospective new members are welcome. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm, at the Johnston Ave. Seniors Centre. If you are heading upriver from the bridge, towards Nashwaaksis, Johnston Ave. is just after MacDonalds at the intersection of Main and Brookside, on your left - 777 Chinese restaurant and Na'sis Memorial School are on the corner.