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Goderich Quilter's Guild
Cutting Edge Newsletter
Next meeting is Monday, March 12, 2018,1:30 pm.

Our February meeting was a great reunion after missing our January meeting, and all who were there joined in to make some very interesting care quilts from blocks we had made over the year. Others had their own Care Quilts which they brought to be sandwiched and are hopefully some of them will be a part of Show and Tell at the March meeting.

Spring is right around the corner (hopefully) so perhaps it is time to plan a happy quilt for our sale in November, and don't forget our UFO list as supplied by Betty. I think we should pan a prize for the person who achieves the highest percentage of items completed. A topic for our next Executive meeting in March.

Quiltingly yours,
Barb and Monica

Robin Bogaert's Trunk Show, she is a long-arm quilter, a pattern designer, quilting teacher and a member of the Waterloo County Quilter's Guild. Check out her website: www.quiltingintheloft.com

MORNING WORKSHOP  9:30 am. Self binding receiving blanket. Betty Thomasson will demonstrate on how to construct this simple baby blanket.

Supply List: For each blanket you will need 2 different flannels (pre-washed), one 40 inch square and a coordinating one 34 inch square ore 36 inch by 30 inch (depending on the finished size you want). We ill be squaring them up in class, so do't cut them before. If you do not have flannel, please come and sew anyway. The Guild has flannel we will use to make some up for Room to Grow.

Please bring a rotary cutter, a long ruler and a square ruler if you have one. Also, sewing machine with regular sewing supplies and co-ordinating thread.

NOTE: REMINDER: If you have any finished "Care Quilt" tops, please bring them to any Guild morning to layer with batting, backing and basting spray provided by the Guild and kept at the Legion. (Also any friends to help spray baste.)

Being Negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult!

Annual Care Quilt Day:

The morning began with great enthusiasm by our members to begin/finish care quilts. They were divided into four groups and blocks were distributed among the groups sew into tops. These blocks had been sewn by our members from the "Care Quilt Block" patterns that were given out each month. Members who didn't bring their sewing machines were assigned to various tasks ie: cutting, ironing, spraying tops, putting batting and backing together...a great help!!! I am sure that Carol will let us know at the March meeting as to the number of care quilts that were achieved from today's project.

The Quilters' Cup was presented to the team who perfectly matched the plaid backing fabric of their quilt which was the Star Quilt group. The 9 Patch Group was the 1st runner up. Everyone appeared to enjoy this process, and the members of the winning group probably can't wait until it is their turn to display the "Cup" on their mantle.

Notes from February12th, 2018 meeting:

Marion Lane made an announcement that Mary Nelson has had to resign from her position of Vice President for personal reasons and would not be able to move on the President. The Guild is now looking for a member or members to take this on in preparation for the President's position starting in September 2019. Please consider this request and speak to Monica or Barb if you have any questions.

Marion also reported that she has been working on her "President Quilt" (comprised of the blocks given to her at the end of her presidency). She has a border print that she would like to use but finds herself and little short of fabric. she asked if there was anyone who had the same fabric in their stash and was willing to sell it to her.

A decision was made that our guild wold not make a donation to the CQA fund this year as members felt that they would like to wait until the Canada Quilt Show moves back to this area.

You can tell that Spring is on its way. Advertising regarding Quilt Shows, Quilt Tours, and Retreats are starting to come in. Be sure to check out the bookmarks and posters that are displayed on the reception table. Diane Sutton also stated that she had been contacted about posting "memory quilts" on facebook. Anyone interested can contact her a drsutton@hurontel.on.ca or call 524 -9376.

ATTENDANCE: There were approximately 28 members and a guest taking part in our all day marathon of quilting on care quilts.

TREASURER'S REPORT: Anne Elliot sent out the report by email and members did not have any questions regarding this.

CHAIR SALE: I understand that this was a successful undertaking. I hope that members went home with a few treasured items which left space in another member's sewing (to be filled later, right?)

Marg Fouts handed out the pattern for this month's quilt block to be done with a beige background and blue.

Betty Thomasson reported that the Guild is to have several good programs'/speakers in the net couple of months. March, we will have Robin Bogaert's Trunk Show (mentioned above), and in April, Sherida Giddings, a Judy Neymier paper piecing certified instructor from Ottawa will be here. She will be doing a workshop from 9 to 1 called "Cappuccino" (a placemat, $30.00) to teach the technique and share her tips. The cost connected with this workshop is being shared with the Huron Perth Guild (check with Betty for available spaces).

UFO CHALLENGES: Betty Thomasson checked on this challenge offering sheets to record your progress if you did not receive one at the December meeting. Are yo keeping a record? The tally will be in May. Don't forget: The winners will ot have to bring a food dish to the pt luck luncheon in June as the "losers" will cater this meal. so if you would prefer not to cook, you had better get cracking!!!!!!

50/50 DRAW:
Barb Hainsworth went home w little richer today!

Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.

OUTREACH: Carol Egener announced that the storage spot where the care quilts have been kept for a number of years is not longer available and the Guild will have to find a new to held them. The Guild would like a member who lives in Goderich to consider offering their place as it would make them more accessible when a member needed to a quilt up.

She also informed members that she had delivered six baby quilts to Room to Grow. A suggestion was made that the women were looking for quilts that would be suitable for an older child. (Possibly Super Heros etc.) Children 2 to 3 years of age.

SHOW AND TELL: This portion of the meeting took place but since I was not in attendance, I cannot comment as to how pleasing this was, although I am certain all the quilts shown were lovely.

OTHER: Kevin from Custom Embroidery 'n Sew brought a new quilt spray for members to try and if we like it, he will stock it his store. Comments will be solicited.