An invitation from the Cumberland Quilters

 

Our Guild has been invited to join the Cumberland Quilters on May 1st and 2nd for a workshop with Catherine Nicholls – Snow White Bird.

Cost for the 2 days is $110 and participants must find their own accommodation.

Click here for the more information.

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Travels

Joyce joined us for sewing today. A couple of days ago she saw one of her neighbours who asked if she’d had a good trip. Joyce was confused until she realized that her neighbour had seen her leaving the house with a suitcase. No fancy vacation was involved; Joyce was simply heading out to go quilting!

A few friends of friends are rethinking their travel plans due to the coronavirus; some are cancelling and some are going ahead. I think we were all relieved that Kathleen’s granddaughter won’t be touring Europe during the Spring Break. We missed Barb last week as she was helping Deb out because Deb’s grandkids were down with the flu; today it was Deb’s turn so Barb worked another day.

There were some free-motion quilting samples on display today. Amy has done some lovely ruler work and Maryanne was doing some free-motion lessons that were making her look like an expert.

I don’t like to spread any gossip here but everyone around the lunch tables were thrilled that our DQ may be coming back this summer!

The pattern for the Block of the Month has been corrected and it is posted – well it will be as soon as I finish this post!

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Yards and yards of lanyards

Lanyards were the mission for the day and we got a lot done. We are on the search for more ring “thingies” and I think we are at the point where we need to sort them and see how many more we need in each colour scheme.

There was lots of talk about the Coronavirus and the hype surrounding it. I think the general feeling was if we just be careful when out in public and wash our hands thoroughly throughout the day we will be okay. As yet we are undecided about how the media is treating all of this.

There were sewing issues throughout the morning on my side of the room. I had trouble with thread breaking; solution, after several other attempts, was to change the needle. Angel had some issues with her machine but rethreading seemed to clear the problem. Sandra was pulling out chunks of fluff when she decided to do some clean up on her machine.

Lunchtime talk at my table could be summed up by Marion’s comment, “Are you crazy?” We were talking about cataract surgery and then Wanda started telling us about her knee surgery. She chose to be awake during the procedure as she wanted to be able to see what they were doing. There were several of us around the table who agreed with Marion.

Thursday at 6 PM we’ll be meeting to discuss details for Hands Across the Water; all members are welcome. The HAWs meeting will be followed by the regular business meeting.

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Community Quilts

Thank you to all the members who participated in our Community Quilts weekend – whether you came for an hour, a day or both days your work is appreciated. 42 new quilts were sandwiched and are ready for “door prizes” on Tuesday and Thursday – don’t forget to pick up one or two! Wendy says we’ve donated 43 quilts since September so this is a perfect restock of the cupboard.

I’m sorry I didn’t get any photos of the sandwiching crew but they were hard at work both days. They must have been feeling positively giddy when they were done – not only from the pile of quilts they amassed but also from all the fumes.

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Sharing

Perhaps one of the best things about the Tuesday bees is the sharing that happens. Several months ago Marlene shared a new set of templates for scrap quilting. I know I bought a set and perhaps others did. Today she brought in another find – Penny had located the pattern book to go with the templates at a very very good price. I’ve just ordered mine and I know there were a few others who took down the name of the website.

We were happy to have Judy (from Texada) join us while her car was being repaired. She had brought along an embroidery project but didn’t have a hoop. Someone else did so she was able to work. There were rulers being shared and at lunch someone brought it a big container of pineapple to share. Carolina had a lovely flimsy with four hummingbirds that she was wanting to pass along and Margie was the logical recipient.

Margaret Warren drop in for a quick visit and I swear I saw Sandy T in the room (for about five minutes). Wendy dropped in to sort out supplies for the community quilt weekend and she took home another finished quilt. Amy made the drive from Lund to join us.

Donna D stopped by to show us her Twister project; she didn’t stay because she said she was cranky today. She needs some help with just a small bit of fabric – only one or two strips that she can use for binding. Let her know if you have any of this.

Don’t forget that next week we will start working on our Hands Across the Water projects. We’ll start off with the lanyards. Bring 2.5″ strips in any of these solid (or read like solid) colours – red, hot pink, light pink, orange, rust, peach, yellow, gold, lime green, mint green, olive green, blue, turquoise, pale blue, navy, lavender, plum, eggplant. Barb will be available to show us how to make them.

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Twister Demo

Thanks to Joyce for these photos from the Twister Demo.

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Will you join us?

It was an almost-full house today but there is always room to squeeze in a few more. Kathleen’s friend Shirley popped in to say hello and see what we were all working on. And speaking of Kathleen, she was in and out a couple of times – first to pick up Shirley and again to drop her at the ferry. Barb also popped out once but, as usual, she accomplished more than most of us do when we work non-stop.

At my lunch table today we were talking about allergies. I won’t name names but one of us is allergic to red wine; to overcome this she now drinks white wine. A couple of us turn quite red in the face when we have alcohol; we have struggled on!

Susan still has not managed to locate a small amount of this fabric. If you can help, she’ll be at Crazy Quilt Cottage tomorrow. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Don’t forget the Twister demo Thursday afternoon.

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