Tuesday, September 30, 2014


A huge THANK YOU to those who attended the workday on Saturday to work on Community Projects. A good number of pillowcases for Transition House were completed, as well as a few Christmas tablecloths for Wheels to Meals. So thank you to all who attended and worked hard all day, as well as those who could not attend but dropped by to turn in what they had done at home. I could not attend as I was teaching on Saturday, so thanks to Monica W. who sent me this photo, showing some of the pillowcases that were completed.
EDIT - Wed. Oct.1.- 70 pillowcases have been delivered to Transition House and Gignoo House - they were gratefully and joyfully received!   :)

Again, I apologize for not being able to photograph the program and Show and Tell at our September meeting. Thanks to Lee M. who sent me this photo from her phone of Mary B's beautiful Storm at Sea quilt. Mary does such lovely work and we are so happy that she continues to travel from Grand Manan to attend our meetings! (She gets the prize for travelling the furthest distance!)

If anyone who brought projects for Show and Tell in September has a good clear digital photo of your piece(s) please send me the photo(s) and I will add them to our Show and Tell Gallery.

There are some new quilts listed in our "Quilts for Sale." Be sure to check them out, and if you know of someone who is looking to purchase a quilt, please consider directing them here!

I hope you've been able to attend a Quilt Show or two in the last few weeks- there have been several nearby- KV's annual show, and both Sussex and Calais this past weekend. If you are travelling to Nova Scotia this coming weekend, you might be able to take in one or both of the following shows - one in Halifax and the other in the Mahone Bay area. I cannot get the IWK Show poster to load here but the info is all on the sidebar. Below is the poster for the Mahone Bay Guild's show.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Meeting tonight!

It's finally here- the day we've been waiting for! Tonight is our first meeting of a new year. Remember we have a new start time - 7p.m. Don't forget to wear your nametag if you have one, and bring your mug for refreshment at break. I know tonight's program will be wonderful- Geraldine Gordon does beautiful work and is always full of tips and helpful hints. We are certainly looking forward to her presentation!

Check out the list of Upcoming Shows on the sidebar. There are a number of shows in the next 10 days- the amazing annual show by the KV Guild in Quispamsis opens this Thursday at noon and runs for three days. Next weekend you have your choice of which direction to travel- Sussex, Antigonish NS or Calais Maine. You'll find a show in each location! Check the listing on the right for all the details. I recently added another Show which did not make the newsletter deadline. (Wouldn't you know it? I received the info the day the newsletter went to print...) If you are heading to Halifax between October 2nd and 4th, check out the quilt show and sale at the IWK Health Centre - again, the details are on the sidebar. Also that weekend is the Mahone Bay QG Show  - sounds like a good reason to head to Nova Scotia for a few days!!
If you know of any other upcoming shows this fall that I have not listed, please let me know and I will add them to our list.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Congratulations to two of our members who won prizes in last week's NB Exhibition! Jeanne Kaye S. had ten entries... and won TEN ribbons!! Well done Jeanne Kaye!!

Can you believe this? She even had color-co-ordinated ribbons!!! A blue ribbon on a blue quilt... a red ribbon on a red quilt....  You are too much JK!!!!

Jane G won the Grand Champion ribbon on her Spools quilt!!

Wow- awesome Jane! Such an impressive ribbon on an impressive quilt!

Well done ladies! You have made us all proud!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gearing Up and Hilary Rice!

September is here! We'll soon be back together - won't it be great to see each other and "catch up" on summer news and quilting projects! Your Executive has already met and there are some exciting things in store for you all this year! Remember our meeting night is the THIRD Tuesday of the month (the date will always fall between the 15th and the 21st) and also remember our new meeting start time is 7p.m.
If you haven't renewed your membership for this year yet, our Registrar Linda G. would love to hear from you.

One of the first exciting things on this year's schedule is a visit from Textile Artist Hilary Rice of  Stirling, Ontario. There are still a few spaces left in each of her workshops. Info and contacts for registration follows below:

October Workshops with Textile Artist Hilary Rice

Be inspired, learn something different and challenge yourself to be innovative with new techniques under the guidance of fibre artist and professional teacher Hilary Rice when she visits New Brunswick in October.  Sponsored by Fredericton Quilters’ Guild, these hands-on workshops will build confidence in using the techniques while exposing participants to broader possibilities.  Definitely a fun opportunity!  To see examples of Hilary’s work, visit www.mestudios.ca. 

Easy-Peasy Curves — The Basics of Top-stitch Curved Piecing
No more sewing only straight lines!  For confident beginner & beyond, produce a small landscape and be introduced to embellishing ideas.  Tuesday, October 21.  Kit fee: $50 


Imagine & Create — Embellishment Techniques for Art Quilters
With the mastery and exploration of an assortment of embellishment techniques, you can design and create anything!  For anyone with an adventurous spirit, emphasis will be on an imaginative approach to the creation of innovative works with input from an experienced fibre artist.  Wednesday-Thursday, October 22 – 23.  Kit fee: $10 


Funky Tricks & Techniques — For Textile & Mixed Media Artists
Learn a smattering of fun techniques applicable to a variety of artistic endeavours, such as transfer foiling, silk paper making, metal work and toner transfer.  For all people, all ages.  Friday, October 24.  Kit fee: $20



Quilting with Metal/Mettle or Everything you wanted to know about metal appliqué but were afraid to try
Instruction will be given on the entire how-to involved when working with metal as an appliqué accent - anneal your chosen metal, see demos of embossing and colouring, use a blowtorch!  For those with an adventurous spirit.  Saturday, October 25, 2014.  Kit fee: $20


Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are being held at Willie O’Ree Place.  Cost is $60 for FQG members and $65 for non-members per day + kit fee. 

To register, contact LaVerne or Lee.