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Goderich Quilter's Guild
Cutting Edge Newsletter
Next meeting is Monday, March 9th, 1pm. 

Hello fellow quilters. Celebrate! Rather than make New Year's resolutions, I pick a word of the year and act upon. Celebrate is my word for 2020. As a Guild, we celebrate the success of the November Show and Sale, the growth of the guild, the quality speakers and workshops, the number we do every month in Show and Tell. Whenever someone shows and item that they have spent time on we celebrate the creation along with them. I want to encourage everyone to continue to bring their projects that they have worked on. It doesn't matter if you are a newbie or experienced. We have all made items that we don't think are very good, but we can celebrate with each other, not only the small victories, but the small victories. So don't be shy....Let's celebrate each other's work!

President Nancy

Afternoon Program: Trunk Show hosted by Diane Carson. Here is a lady that accomplishes so much in a short time, and has wonderful insight into the world of long arm quilting, as quoted by the Canadian Quilter's Association. Diane was a former member of our guild and took on the position of President in 2009 -2011.

Morning Program: Set Up 9am: Introduction to the Walking Foot and Free Motion quilting hosted by Jane Dawson and Liz Wulf. (A more in depth supply list was emailed to members.

Supply List:
*Sewing machine, machine manual, repair kit (screwdriver at minimum), extra extension cord if available, and sewing paraphernalia.
*6x24 inch ruler, grippy fingered gloves, walking foot and free motion foot (darning)
*Fabric sandwiches: minimum of 4 cotton fabric sandwiches for each option.
*Thread: good quality cotton thread (40 or 50 wt) with matching thread in multiple bobbins, thread colour, should contrast fabric colour.
Questions/Concerns: WF Jane Dawson 519-524-2581 mjdawson@cabletc.on.ca
FM Liz Wulf ...cell 519-577-5903 wulfea@hurontel.on.ca

Notes from the January 13th, 2020 meeting:

Nancy Ridder opened a short meeting today with a warm welcome to all the "Workers" which included our newest member Sarah. Everyone gave their "all" to the tasks at hand that included five teams that took on making a care quilt from a pattern provided by Marian Lane and Betty Thomasson. All five of the tops for these quilts were completed and have been taken home by members to sandwich, quilt, and bind them. We are very fortunate that our members are more than willing to take these tasks on. The day unfolded with minimal setbacks and everyone felt invigorated and please with their accomplishments as was depicted in the photos Sandy Sowerby email to the membership. Great pictures, Sandy, you captured the essence of our day!

Nancy announced that there had been a request to participate in a Fibre & Fabric Sale at the Kingsbridge Community Centre on April 25th from 10-3 pm. The organizers of this sale would like to have at least 15-20 quilts to display over the pews. This is a chance to sell a quilt, if desired. Should members also wish to sell any other quilted items, the cost of a vendor's table is $10.00
Everyone seemed to be in favour of taking this on, therefore a volunteer list will have to be devised for setup on the Friday night, working the show on Saturday and being there for take down at the end.

Membership: there were 28 members who attended today and 1 new member. please add her name to your membership list.

Treasurer's Report: Monica Mason asked if members had any comments or questions regarding the report that had been emailed. It was accepted as read. The purchase of 2 sets of "bed risers" was brought up since members were finding the banquet tables were slightly low for the rotary cutting needed for the patterns, thus this would ease back strain. This suggestion was accepted by the membership. Monica also reminded members that any bills are to be sent to her for payment as she had offered to fill this position until the treasurer position was filled.

Outreach: Sandy Sowerby donated a colourful quilt top and Marian Lance offered packages of fabric to members who were willing to complete a top. Can't wait to see the actual quilt along with the other four, perhaps at the next meeting? A picture was sent to Barb Hainesworth.

Fall Fibre Arts Show: Members were reminded that our guild had agreed to take on the organization of the Fibre and Fabric show coming in September/October. The need for a volunteer convenor is necessary as the site will have to be booked and vendors will have to contacted. This is not a one-man job, therefore we hope that many of you will volunteer to assist the convenor.

Show and Tell: We enjoyed a short but entertaining Show and Tell after the meeting then everyone went back to work.