Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 12 – Annual General Meeting, Cranberry Seniors Centre

As we are all members of the Cranberry Seniors Centre it is important for us to have a say in the running of the Centre. Please attend the Annual General Meeting and take part in voting for the Executive positions.

  • Doors @ 11:30 AM
  • Soup and Sandwich lunch (by donation) @ noon
  • AGM begins after lunch (approximately 12:45 PM)

Thursday, December 15 – Pot Luck Christmas Party

  • Doors @ 5:30
  • Proceeds from the basket draws will go to the Salvation Army
  • There will NOT be a gift exchange this year; spend more money on the basket draw

January 5, 2017 – Business Meeting @ 7 PM

  • No Quilt Show Meeting

January 19, 2017 – Demo

  • Flying Geese, Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles (Magic Formulas)
  • Sleeve Review

January 21 & 22, 2017 – Straight Line Stack and Whack Class




January 19, 2017 –

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Because you asked!

pretzel-sticks-5-682x1024Here is the link to the Pretzel Sticks we enjoyed (thanks to Darlene’s daughter, Cindy) at the Community Quilts Weekend.

Click on the photo for the recipe.


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Lots of handwork

I don’t know if we were tired from our wonderful Retreat weekend or putting the finishing touches on some Christmas gifts, but there was a lot of hand stitching in the hall today. We were all concerned with how Barb K was progressing and were happy to hear she may soon be released from hospital. There was a lot of laughter and commentary as Margaret realized she had made some huge mistakes in her cat project. Patti and Betty were in the hall in the morning but slipped away to curling right after lunch; Dawn also disappeared and I think I heard she is also curling. Carola and Moreen came late, stitched a bit, disappeared and then Carola came back but left again very quickly. There must be something seasonal in the air.

Don’t forget the demo night on Thursday. This will be a “hands on” workshop so bring your machines. If you didn’t get a supply list let me know and I’ll forward one to you. Also remember the Invisible Machine Appliqué class on Saturday.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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Some of my favourites from the Houston show

My sisters and I traveled to the Houston International Quilt Festival in Houston last week. There were more quilting vendors in one place that I ever could have imagined – equivalent to nine football fields! Yes I bought, and bought, and bought some more. Now that I’m home I want more hours in the day, more days in the week, and more weeks in the year to play with it all.

Here are a few of my favourites from the show.

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Where was everyone

After an extremely busy bee last week our numbers were down this time around – we were even missing some of our regulars. There was lots of colour in the room and lots of almost-finishes. Several of the ladies have finished their Redwork samples from the demo night, thanks in part to Sandra J’s hand-stitching session at her home on Mondays. The best news of the day was that Barb K’s surgery can go ahead as planned. We wish her a speedy recovery.

There are a couple of new books in the library; a copy of our Hands Across the Water recipe book has also been added. If you are a member and you haven’t yet got a copy of the book for your own collection, there are still a few extras available in the library cupboard.

We are hoping for a good attendance (and lots of quilts) at our Community Quilts workshop on the weekend. The workshop runs from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM both Saturday and Sunday; Sandra will open the doors not-a-minute-before 9:00 AM. Bring your lunch and your enthusiasm; we need to have a good display of quilts for the show and the need for our quilts continues to increase.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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Look who the wind blew in

There was a full house at the bee on Tuesday – the windy and stormy weather has its advantages. Karen is back from Australia and Angel is back from her travels; it was nice to see Donna, Edie and Margaret back (they used to be regulars) and we hope Antoinette and Dale are back for the long term.

We were all sorry to hear that Barb K was in hospital and awaiting evacuation to Vancouver. Reports to date are that she is recovering well but her major surgery is going to be delayed for a few months. We wish you all the best Barb and hope you’ll be back with us soon.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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How many turkey sandwiches?

About half of the group enjoyed turkey sandwiches for lunch today. What you add to your turkey sandwich was a discussion in itself – mayo, cranberry sauce, French dressing, celery and onion. However you dress your turkey sandwiches, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

We had just finished a short conversation about memory (or the lack thereof) when Rene reminded Barb M of her physio appointment. There were a few choice words as Barb realized she had missed it.

Our lunch discussion also included our experiences in Home Economics classes. Many wondered why Home Ec teachers were often spinsters. Barb K failed her sewing class because she embellished her apron with embroidery and ruffles and the teacher wanted it to be “just like the pattern”. Many of our quilters had been sewing and cooking years before they got to their Home Ec classes, but Sandra J was happy her classes included how to use a dishwasher.

Almost every table at the Clubhouse was in use today, as well as a good crowd gathered around the dining room table. Sandra T dropped in but didn’t stay long and Margie left right after lunch for tennis.

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The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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