Across the street and down the block

We were happy to have another record turnout at the bee today. It is so much fun each week to see all the amazing projects people are working on.

There were four of us continuing to work on our Disappearing 9-Patches, although Sandra has moved on to her second quilt with this pattern. Cathie was making a beautiful Fall/Christmas reversible quilt, inspired by the demo last Thursday. There were a lot of members hand stitching, some projects just getting underway, and a few projects were being finished up. Barb McCormack brought us a sample (and a pattern) for the cutest knitted cap. Annie got a big round of applause when she walked in the door just a bit past ten o’clock! Marianna brought us a lovely cake and some cookies to keep the hunger pangs at bay.

I overheard Barb Kuntsi telling Barb McCormack about a saying she keeps nearby: “God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.”

I think that could be applied to almost every member of the Guild.

I”ll be away for a couple of weeks so I’ll be looking to our Facebook members to keep me informed of what is going on.


The Tuesday Sandwich Board

I was a little slow on the draw today and, now that I’m home, I realize there were a lot of projects I didn’t get a photo of.

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Quilt Across Canada Challenge (63,360 inches = 1 mile)

Last week I updated our total to 4,174”. Today Barb McCormack added a table runner (84”) and a set of placemats (240”). Sandra Tuba added 120”, Jeanette Wiley added 60”, and Rene’s 9-Patch adds another 264”. I finished October’s Project Tuesday wall hanging for another 48”.

These inches bring our total (unofficially) to 5,020” (almost 129 meters). According to Google, we’re already across the street and almost to the Telus store!

Quilt BC 2013

Nina has been checking out the hotels for the Penticton quilt show. She reports that the Ramada is across a highway/busy street, and farthest away from the Trade and Convention Centre. The Coast is closer, but the Sandman is within spitting distance (although slightly more expensive).

Guild Events

Quilt Show Meeting

  • Thursday, November 1 @ 6:00 PM

Guild Business Meeting

  • Thursday, November 1 @ 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.

3” Squares for the Quilt Show

  • Pass these to Gay at any time.

Library Hours

  • 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

Community Quilts

  • Your offerings for Community Quilts are (always) gladly accepted.

Art Mosaic (Film Festival)

  • February 18-24, 2013 – Location to be confirmed. This will be great advertising for our Quilt Show.

Celebration of Quilts

  • Our Guild’s Show and Tell – March 9 & 10, 2013
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One Response to Across the street and down the block

  1. TQG Ninanina says:

    Oh that’s neat if google could figure out our distance in powell river type mileage for the local folks. I will go to the guild next tues and make sure that I get the last of the inches for this month – then send in our oct total. Maybe I will remember the camera. I was going to offer to post to the blog but I do not know how to do that nifty slide show – they’ll just have to wait til you get back.

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