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Goderich Quilter's Guild
Cutting Edge Newsletter
Next meeting is Monday, November 4, 1pm. 
(Reminder: the October and November meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month)

October has come and gone and for some it will be a time of reflection. It is time to remember how lucky we are to live in a wonderful free country and remember those wonderful men and women who sacrificed so much so we could.

In this month of remembrance, I would like to encourage you to think bak to when you first started quilting. Trepidation as you learned new skills, worry about ruining all the lovely fabric that you are using, the thrill of completing a quilt you never thought you would be able to do, the joy in using the quilt or in giving it away and the excitement of starting another one along with buying new fabric, the privilege in meeting like minded people. May we continue to remember the joy we derive from this craft and not sweat the small stuff.

Afternoon Program -Trunk Show: ann Lyons, the Marsh store in Coldstream, is a accomplished quilter. One of her pieces was accepted for the Cherrywood Hand Dyed fabric challenge show that is coming to Seaforth in November/19.

Morning Program - 9 am. The workshop will be hosted by Ann Lyons. The lesson is learning accurate half square triangles, accurate cutting and accurate seams. You will be making a 6' nine patch block. Ann will supply all materials and will have the loc bloc rulers for sale. These rulers are approximately $30.00. She says everyone should have one in their stash.

Cost of the class is $15. Please bring your sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter and anything you usually bring to a workshop.

Janet would like to have sign ups for this class so she knows the numbers for the instructor. Please call or text 519-955-5120 or email Janet at mr.mrs.macdonald@gmail.com This workshop will be a great benefit for all as there is nothing like a refresher course. Be sure to sign up as Janet would like to see a huge response.

Please don't forget to make your pincushion to submit at the Christmas Dinner.

Notes from the October 7th meeting.
Nancy Ridder opened the meeting at 1:30 and after welcoming members and guest, she introduced the guest speaker Trina O'Rourke.

Attendance: There were 37 members and 1 guest at today's meeting.

Treasurer's Report: Anne Elliot had sent out her report via email prior to the meeting and it was read. Nancy reported the Roy Mason audited the books for 2018-19 year and everything passes with flying colours. Way to go!

Guest Speaker: Trina O'Rourke, owner of Cotton Harvest Quilt Store in Seaforth, began the day by informing us of her journey into quilting and becoming the owner of a quilt shop. She is responsible for bringing the Van Gogh cherrywood exhibit to Seaforth. Her Quilt Shop is the only distributor of the Cherrywood hand dyed fabric here in Canada. She reminded everyone of the Cherrywood challenge show in November.

Morning Workshop: Twelve members participated in the morning workshop, hosted by Trina O'Rourke. They were very pleased with the outcome of their project, and came away with a better appreciation for the wool applique'. Giving this hobby a try was a goal for many of them. It was felt that once this method of applique' was achieved, an addiction would be established and many more projects could be seen on the horizon. Watch for the at our Show and Tell.

Diane approached members regarding a request from the Fibre Arts committee that the Quilters' Guild host next year's event. Discussion occurred about this and it was unanimously decided that the Guild would take this on. The Guild is now looking for someone to chair so if you are willing to do this, please contact Diane at drsutton@hurontel.on.ca

Donation to Legion: Members were informed that the Legion Silent Auction has taken place, but there has not been a report on the sale amount at this time.

Social: Brenda Peck announced for the Christmas meeting in December, we will enjoy a catered meal provided by the Legion Ladies. This will cost $17.00 per plate for a turkey dinner, and she circulated a sign up sheet for those who wish to participate. A final number is needed to submit to the Legion Ladies by the November meeting.

Janet MacDonald suggested that there wold be a pin cushion exchange. It is to be your own choice as to the design of this pin cushion but it is not mandatory to participate. Only if you want to. Marg Fouts offered to bring in crushed walnut shells as a filling. If you are interested, she suggests that your bring a container to the November meeting and take some home.

Library: Liz Wulf informed members of the new publications that she has added to the library and also alerted us to a number of challenges for 2020 that are posted on the Canadian Quilters Association website.

New Library Books: 
1: Color Play - Joan Woldram: Simple color concepts demonstrated using the 24 colors of the Ives Color Wheel with natural photography, computer generated examples, fabric swatches and real quilts to illustrate concepts.

2: Wool Applique' - Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins; Tips, techniques, tools and projects with felted wool in conjunction with linen and cotton. A dozen cheery projects including zippered pouches, pin cushions and decor items.

3: The Art of mixing textiles in Quilts - Lynn Schmitt: Introduction to mixed media quilting using a variety of alternate fabrics, ie. wool, silk, upholstery. Learn how to work with different fibre contents. 14 pieced and applique' projects from wallhangings to handbags.

4: Adding Layers - Kathy Doughty: 15 bright and vibrant projects of various skill levels blending the traditional with the contemporary. Incorporates both vintage and modern fabrics in classic patterns such as wedding ring, basket and churn dash patterns, half square triangle quilts..this year's block of the month focus.

Block of the Month:  Betty Thomasson explained the October HST pattern emailed to members and clarified monthly patterns were optional, meaning that they are not mandatory. These patterns could be used to construct a personal quilt or a care quilt using one block of the ten provided or use all ten as a sampler quilt. By the end of this quilting season, everyone will have the half square triangle down to perfection.

Show and Tell: This is always an inspiration part of our monthly meetings and Sandy Sowerby is there to capture these beauties on camera.

Door Prize and 50/50:  The lucky winner of the door prize was Marg Fouts and Alice Deichert won the 50/50 draw.