Get ready

The Program Committee had a planning meeting and I can hardly wait to see what they have in store for us next year. First business meeting is on September 7th but we won’t get a peek at the program until the fall pot luck.

There was a good turn-out at the bee to make quilts for the BC fire victims – I understand that about 20 of them will be making their way to the Salvation Army for distribution. Well done ladies!

We all enjoyed having Natalie, Barb K’s granddaughter, join us again. Natalie kept us informed when it was getting close to lunch time, Sandra J put her to work sorting out her Film at Five squares, and she had a comeback for everyone who teased her. Gwen brought her dog, Maggie, along so there was lots of activity in the room.

And it was cake day too! Happy Birthday to Betty and anyone else celebrating in August. Thanks to Kathleen for the delicious chocolate cake.

 

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Weekend quilting for fire victims

I wasn’t at the bee long enough to catch up on any news or gossip, but Margaret assures me there was none of either – do you believe her?

Helping Cathy G pin baste!

Barb K had two of her granddaughters with her and she had them working!

The library is more or less sorted and the books are available for you to borrow. Although the labels for the categories haven’t been attached to the shelves, they are somewhat in order with small papers attached to give the gist of each section. We will be looking to purchase a clamp-on light for the bookcase as it is a bit dark behind the doors of our cabinet.

If you check the menu at the top of the page, under Resources, you will find a couple of links to YouTube channels that you might find useful.

Don’t forget that on Friday and Saturday many Guild members will be meeting at the Church to sew quilts that will be donated to the BC Fire Victims.

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Are you ready?

We were missing a few of our regulars today but were happy that Dawn was able to join us for the first time this summer. There were lots of different projects around the room and we all enjoyed the coolness of the Church.

It’s unbelievable that it is August already but we are already looking ahead to the new Guild season – Gail C has the membership forms ready (see the menu at the top of the page) and Barb M was working on a demo project. The library is taking shape; you are welcome to take out books over the summer but be aware that not all the books have been arranged by category.

My apologies to Bev Werner as I mislabeled her beautiful camping project last week.

Bev W has a cute camper quilt on the go …

… I can’t wait to see the finished project!

 

 

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72 Cans of Beer in the Car

It was lovely to be back at sewing today. Was it because I missed everyone while I was away that all the conversations seemed just that much more amusing? Overheard in conversation: “Maybe there’s something wrong with this block.”┬áVery softly in the background I heard, “Maybe there is something wrong with that brain!”

Kathleen had a mis-step on her project and she said she was glad Sandra J had brought her ripper. There was some discussion that Kathleen and Barb M don’t need rippers because they don’t make mistakes. However, Kathleen has lost hers and Barb M says she just doesn’t advertise her mistakes! Gail said she does her reverse stitching in the evening when she watches TV. Sandra has the best solution for her reverse stitching though – she gives it to John!

Do you remember Kathy P’s Seminole (Frida Kahlo) quilt from the show? She sold it and the lucky recipient dropped in at the bee today and is thrilled to have it. Sandy T dropped in; her shoulder is improving and she’s able to sew a bit at home now. Darlene S brought her machine today, but maybe she’s been there every week that I missed. Carola is recovering from a spider bite.

Margaret (and all of us) have a language skill we probably didn’t know about. Her son was having trouble putting something together. Margaret suggested he let his wife read the instructions because they were probably written in “woman”!

Sandra announced today that the Mini Meez will be back in the fall but only every second month – still on the second Tuesday. We all feel it will give us more time to prepare something but still get our “regular” stitching done.

And now you’re wondering about the 72 cans of beer in the car! Barb M, as we all know, is one of our most prolific stitchers but she also volunteers for almost everything that happens on Texada. Today she was returning booze from the recent Sand Castle weekend and, when she mentioned how much beer she had in her car, I couldn’t get that song (you know the one) out of my head!

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We are settling in nicely

We are clearly more comfortable in our surroundings as the chatter today never stopped. We were thrilled to have Margaret back with us – we missed you and we’re so happy everything has worked out for your husband. Kathy P dropped in to drop off her Canada 150 block – she was off to Vancouver to attend the induction of her Grandson into the Airforce pilot’s training! Gail W wasn’t stitching today but she came with her sister Coral who was a member of the Guild for 17 years; Gail says it was Coral who got her to join so we all owe Coral our thanks. Kathleen stopped in for lunch after a trip to the Sechelt Quilt Show; Margie and Dale were latecomers but it was nice to see them.

Sandy T managed to get one of her bags off the doorknob and load her Tuesday project into it (Annie says she has beautiful bags decorating her doorknobs)! When Sandy mentioned using Super Glue to heal a wound someone had never heard of such a thing; from the comments around the room a lot of our members had heard of it and used it. I’m sure that won’t be the method-of-choice when Rene has her surgery; we wish you a quick recovery!

As I will be missing the next few weeks of bees Cathy G has taken the library books and they will be offered for sale again next week (and until she gets tired of lugging them around). If you haven’t seen them please come in and take a look – there are still lots of good ones left. And if you’ve already seen them, come look again – you may have found more room on your bookshelves for the ones you left behind.

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Are you ready to party?

It was a small crowd at the bee today so we each had our own table and we were positioned close enough that we could have conversations that involved everyone. Darlene and Donna both dropped in to say hello and then were off to do other things. The conversation was varied – everything from marriage vs. living together and on to funerals, both good and bad, and we waited until we were eating our lunch to get into the surgery/hospital discussion!

There is a lot to remember to bring to the pot luck on Thursday so start packing now!

  • Supper dish for sharing, along with your own mug/glass
  • Canada 150 block
  • Challenge project
  • Ode to Aging blocks or flimsy
  • A sweater (or dress warmly) as the room may be cool
  • Money to spend at the Used Book table

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It was a good first day

We met at the Church for our first bee in our new location; I think everyone was pleased with the setting. We are looking forward to the extra tables but, for today, sharing was not a problem. There were lots of outlets for machines and irons and no cords running across the floor. We had room for everyone at lunch – one large table and two card tables – and we also set up the cutting station in the spacious kitchen. The coffee/tea service was fine, and clean-up was easy. Sandra says the vacuum did a good job of picking up the threads we left on the floor.

The Program Committee were busy planning our year-end party. Kathleen and Barb M were ensconced in a corner trying to figure out a wallet pattern (Kathleen gave up but Darlene S and Barb are up for the challenge). Barb M moved on to this year’s Block of the Month; her alternate setting instructions will be available soon.

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I had a bit of difficulty with photos today. I’m used to everyone sitting in their “own” spot but since today was Day One no one really had their “own” spot. I hope I’ve identified everyone’s work correctly.

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