We had a wonderful turnout at the sewing bee today with many stitchers and visitors. We appreciate the visitors even if they just pop in to say hello. Rene brought her friend Grace along and she joined in to stitch our September project. Barb McCormack and Barb Kuntsi brought along their friend Sharon. Sharon just happens to be Sharon Pederson of Rose of Sharon fame.
Sometime during the summer the Tuesday group decided we should all work on a group project one day a month. Because Barb McCormack is the queen of wall hangings (and a lot of other things) she volunteered we volunteered her to come up with the project and supply list. She didn’t disappoint today and came with three different options for us to make. There were a lot of pumpkins, black cats and spiders in the room by lunch time. I had to leave early, but I expect there were a lot of finished projects by the end of the day.
We are going to do this group project on the third Tuesday of each month. The next one will be October 16th. We don’t know yet what the pattern will be, but Barb said to bring fall colours. She also challenged each of us to bring a gluten-free dish for a potluck lunch
CQA/ACC Quilt BC 2013
There are less than 30 days until registration begins for CQA members. If you aren’t already a member you can join now. The discount you score for this event exceeds the cost of membership. Non-members are not eligible for registration until November 27th.
Quilt Across Canada Challenge (63,360 inches = 1 mile)
Last week’s total, by my calculation, was 2,463 inches. If you reported measurements of your completed project to Nina they won’t be included in this update. After all the wall hangings that were done today I expect we’ll be past the 3,000 inch mark in no time! Rene finished off her table toppers at 132”.
Our new total is 2,595 inches
The Tuesday Sandwich Board
It was such fun to all be working on a similar project today. Please join us next time.
Don’t forget about the potluck on Thursday night. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 and the Program Committee will unveil our new season.
If you have a Facebook account, remember to join the Timberlane Quilters Guild group. There is lots of activity going on there every day of the week.
Guild Pot Luck and Program Committee Presentation
Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Quilt Show Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Regular Business Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Door Hangers for Olive Devaud
The hangings can be any size, as long as they fit on a standard door. Adding a sleeve to the back will help with their placement. Don’t forget a label on the back so your work is acknowledged.
Tuesday between 9 AM and 3 PM (except the second Tuesday of the month)
Thursday evening during the regular Guild Business Meeting and demo nights
Your offerings for Community Quilts are (always) gladly accepted.
Celebration of Quilts
Our Guild’s Show and Tell – March 9 & 10, 2013
Fall Fair – September 22 & 23 – Exhibition Grounds
Celebration of Cultural Diversity – September 29 – Recreation Complex
Upcoming Events (Out of Town)
Kelowna Quilt & Fibre Art Show (www.kelownaquilts.com)– September 21-23, 2012
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl – October 19 (http://www.suncoastarts.com/profiles/artcrawl/)
PieceMaking in the Valley Quilt Show (Chilliwack) – October 19-20
Triennial Quilt Show (Penticton) – October 19-20
Stitches from the Heart Quilt Show (Castlegar) – October 19-21
Decade of Quilts (Coquitlam) – October 20-21
Quilt Canada (Penticton) – May 16-18, 2013