Upcoming Events for October

Sunday, October 2, 2016

  • Hands Across the Water @ The Italian Hall

Thursday, October 6, 2016

  • Quilt Show Meeting – 6 PM
  • Business Meeting – 7 PM

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Rework Demo – Barb

Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30

  • Community Quilts – 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM


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You had to be there

We were back at the clubhouse today because of the Soup and Sandwich lunch at the Senior Centre. Over the summer they have installed a new tile floor and it looks great. The Mini Meez held their meeting, folks were in and out on various errands, there was lots of talk and speculation regarding the new program (to be revealed on Thursday) and, as always, lots of laughter.

Our lunch conversations are always varied but today, for reasons you may only want to guess at, there will be no sharing! You will have to join us on Tuesdays if you don’t want to miss out on all the details.

Don’t forget the pot luck and program reveal on Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:00.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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Who hid the teapot?

We started our day in a bit of a panic. We tend to have our individual set-up jobs (getting out the bins, making tea and coffee, setting up tables). The tea makers couldn’t find the teapot so several members started to search. No luck in our bin, no luck in our cupboards, no luck in the big kitchen, no luck in the small kitchen. Rene found a cracked teapot but it wasn’t ours and we weren’t sure we should use it. Kathy P came to the rescue and found our teapot in our bin, hiding under the tea cozy!

As these days often do, we ended the day with laughter as well. Annie had a meeting in the morning and another in the afternoon but she joined us at lunch. Her project required some extra fabric so, before her afternoon meeting, she went shopping. Al came looking for her while she was out. When Annie came back she was looking for Al and more than once Annie would go out one door and Al would come in another door and they were both looking for each other. I suggested they just plan to meet at home sometime during the evening!

We were happy to have Barb K., Carola Cathie F. and Barb M back with us today – it has been awhile ladies. We all wish Kathleen our very best as she watches over Dennis in hospital.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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Powell River Fall Fair – 2016

This year’s version of the Fall Fair takes place on September 17th and 18th. See below for links to the rules and entry form.

Fall Fair Booklet (Rules and Regulations)

Fall Fair Entry Forms

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Are you ready?

Can we call today the last bee of the summer? Marlene was handing out the Guild membership forms for the new year; our first business meeting of the 2016-2017 year is on Thursday. Come early – fill out your forms and bring your money. There will be a quilt show meeting at 6 PM as well.

Our lunch topic today was diets, but we didn’t start with that. There were several different kinds of cookies (from Mitchell Brothers) around the table and someone asked if we had ever tried the Neiman Marcus cookies with chocolate chips, nuts and a grated Hershey Bar. Patti commented that it was really a chocolate bar but saying it was a cookie sounded better. From there we got to diets – someone is starting the Whole 30 Diet and several others commented that just eating less of everything was the way to go. We all agreed though that age and metabolism were not on our side!

Kathy P is looking for any wicker baskets you might have that can be used to hold prizes at Hands Across the Water. She would also like any of your HAW donations brought to the meeting on Thursday (fat quarters, patterns, give-aways, white elephant items, etc.). The committee will be having a work session next week and we need to know exactly what we have.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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Use your imagination!

We were so happy to have a few “irregulars” at the bee today. Gwen popped in for a short while and Penny was back sewing with us; Donna made an appearance and for the first time in a long time Antoinette joined us. Sandy T dropped in to pick up some of Rene’s veggies and Nina added a new book to the library. Margie was meeting Susan (Sharkey) Pirat for some business so we were able to catch up with both of them.

Lunch conversation went from machines to bears to birds. Rene remembers as a child sitting on top of her Mum’s floor polisher to keep it from bouncing and Antoinette had to do the same to her washing machine to keep it from dancing across the floor. There were lots of bear stories and sightings – one just this morning at Mitchell Brothers. Sightings brought stories of how foolish people can be; can you imagine a bear up a tree and a family with young children under the tree spraying the bear with a water hose? Not only are the bears out after the fruit in the trees, Rene had a symphony of birds in a neighbourhood tree that were so loud she couldn’t have a conversation while sitting on their patio.

Don’t forget the Powell River Studio Tour this weekend. Click here for details.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

What a day to have left my camera at home! There was lots of colour and beautiful samples  in the hall today but you’ll just have to use your imagination to see it all.

Donna is almost finished her Film at Five quilt. She used 3″ squares to make it a bit larger and it is so colourful.

Marlene had a beautiful set of log cabin blocks that she’ll make into a table topper. The blocks were paper-pieced (and we know how she loves to paper piece) and the strips were only 1″ wide. The results are stunning!

Darlene used some oriental fabrics to make her Shadow Box quilt. I understand the kit for the quilt came from someone else; that “someone else” is going to want it back!

Gail continued to work on her dogs. This week she made the cutest Dalmatian thanks to fabric from Margaret. Gwen was also working with dog fabric and has a top almost finished.

Rene made a couple of pillowcases (for grandchildren) and some bibs for a baby shower. Penny started another tote bag that features some very cool roosters.

Sandra J was working on her table runner again this week. She and Kathleen have decided to upscale the pattern from 6″ blocks to 12″ blocks. Sandra’s fabrics are beautiful.

Annie was back working on Carola’s BOM quilt and Margaret was working on a Bear’s Paw block – very timely and she even has a black bear to appliqué in the corner.

Antoinette was making a Monkey Business pattern but her monkey business is different from the one Margaret worked on last week.

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Unnamed sources

Aug 16 - 1Aug 16 - 2The Hands Across the Water committee met at the hall first thing this morning. As the date draws near the planning is being overtaken by the “doing”. Expect to hear more details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, these lovely quilts are a delight to behold and will go home with someone at the end of the event.

Our lunch discussion started out with crickets. Someone’s phone (who will not be named) has a cricket as one of her sounds and it was going off continually. When it interrupted lunch members started talking about all the crickets they are hearing outside in their yards this year. How we got from there to using number pads for purchases is beyond me but a certain someone’s husband (who will not be named) apparently has a problem working those number pads. Our member said she was going to write out the instructions and put them in their safe for “when she was gone”; another member (who will not be named) piped up that he probably wouldn’t be able to get into the safe. The response was that he probably knows how to get into the safe but he likely won’t know where to find the safe!

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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