3 members will be doing demonstrations
Beatrice: free motion quilting
Pat B : quilting with rulers
Lyn R : Mitred corners
MARCH 18 2019
Jean Jones a quilter from Langley gave an excellent presentation of some Tips and Tricks to make our quilting more accurate. Jean particularly hi-lighted the iportance of having an accurate 1/4" seam allowance.
230 Business meeting
February 11th 2019
Local Chiropractor Craig Robinson spoke on the importance of good body positioing when we sew. He also demonstrated several exercises that would assist us when we are sewing.
January 21st 2019
Laura Peters from the organization DAYS FOR GIRLS spoke to us
This organization provides reusable sanitary napkins for girls and women in 3rd World countries. Because the women often have no products to use during their menstrual cycle they usually have to miss school and work. By providing sanitary products to these girls and women it changes their life significantly
Days for Girls is able to use any pieces of cotton and flannel larger than 9" square. If you would like to doante fabric bring it to the guild meeting and it will be forwarded to them. They also accept cash doantions.
click on above for direct link
Business Meeting Hi Lights
The guild chairs have been sold and delivered to the Chillliwack Alliance Church.
The name for our 2019 Quilt Show was chosen.
It is OUR FABRIC GEMS
Our annual Christmas Potluck was held with lots of delicious food shared by the members. Christmas Carols were sung and small handmade ornaments were exchanged.
132 quilts from our We Care were donated to various local community organizations. Several of these organizatiosn were able to send a representative to accept the quilts, they told us how much these quilts mean to the people who receive them.
Business meeting hilights
We are still looking for someone to purchase our chairs. All the tables have been sold
November 19th 2018
5 guild members deonstrated ideas for making small Christmas Decorations from leftover fabric.
Christmas bells…… www.meadowsidedesigns.com NOTE: scroll way down past the quilt patterns
Folded star ….. www.katrinastutorials.blogspot.com
Folded pinecone ......youtube folded pinecone
Yoyo’s .....Connecting Threads.com. (it is one of their Freebies or go directly to Pinterest and key in YOYO ornaments
Santa ornament..... Pinterest -search "fabric log cabin Santa Ornaments"...the video is in Italian, but the pictures are very clear on how to make this ornament
Business meeting hilights
3 patterns have been chosen as suggetions for the We Care Quilts
Quilt Show chair Evelyn reported several of the positions for the show have been filled, but she is still needs more members to volunteer for the key positions. Evelyn is looking for suggestions for names for the show.
Deb announced we will have a UFO challenge for the up coming year. Quilts commenced before December 2014 can be entered, need to be completed before the May meeting.
The full minutes of the meeting are avaibale to members in the Member only section of the website.
October 15 th 2018
Carolyn Jennings the local representative for Quilts of Valour gave a presentation about this program that provides quilts to injured members of the Canadian Armed forces. Injuries are not always visible, includes PTSD. Quilts donated do not need to be in "patriotic colours" all blocks and colours may be used. If you would like more information, have a quilt or quilt blocks you would like to donate or if you are aware of a veteran that may warrant receiving a quilt you can get in touch with Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blocks for our members to make were given out with the thought that in the New Year the guild would make a quilt for Quilts of Valour
Business meeting hi lights.
We now the Cheam Lions Club Hall on the 4th Monday of each month 1200 to 6pm, can be used at that time for sewing time and to hold exec meetings.
Discussion re considering moving our monthly meeting to the 4th Monday of each month
Discussion was held regarding the disposition of the chairs and tables that we own and currently dont need. Lynn is to discuss this with City Hall to see if they wiould be interested in purchasing them.
Sept 17th 2018
This was our first meeting in our new home the Mount Cheam Lions Club.
The doors opened at 1130, and for the first hour we had a meet and greet, ate our lunches and enjoyed cookies provided by the Program Committee.
Members had obviously been busy over the summer as over 30 quilts were turned in for We Care.
The program included a Show and Tell by the Executive Committee who
showed their first quilts and more recent ones and spoke about their quilting journey.
A game was held to encourage members to meet and talk to members they may not know.
Their was a mug rug exchange.
June 17th 2018
This was our final meeting for the year. Lynn G advised us during the business meeting that we would be moving to a new venue in September which has much easier access.
A fun game was held for members to have a chance to find out more about each other.
Potluck lunch was shared and prizes donated by members were given away.
May 15th 2018
Gail Hunt Quilter and Artist from the Sunshine Coast gave a presentation about her work. Gail has published a book featuring a a Quilter from every province............. A particular focus of her presentation was regarding Confetti Quilts. 12 memebers were fortunate to participate in a workshop the following day.
The Annual General meeting was held during the business potion of the day with election of the officers of the guild for the upcomoing 2 years and also presentation of the Bylaws which were voted on an passed.