Monday, February 15, 2016

February Meeting

February's meeting is going to be a fun one. I am so sorry to have to miss out on this one. We will be have a demo on Longarm quilting with some time for you to try it out yourself! Because of this we are mixing things up.

This is the proposed schedule:
  • Greeting
  • Quick Officers updates
  • Show and tell
  • Then off to Longarm demo tryout time.
 So remember to bring:
  • Your name tag
  • A modern quilt to share for Show and tell
  • and maybe this time you might want to bring a notebook 

Some ongoing things to be aware of are, If you want to participate in the Block Lotto, blocks are not due until the March meeting. If you want to bring them to this meeting you are more than welcome. Please be sure to attach your name to your blocks, thanks. If you are interested in participating complete details are contained in this post

Heritage Park 21st Annual Festival of Quilts is happening Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. Quilt entries are now open. 
There is also an event happening called the Iron Quilter Challenge on Saturday May 28th. This will be the first attempt at a two hour quilt challenge and crown a local team as Calgary’s Iron Quilters for the Festival of Quilts. You can watch as three teams of four people send the scraps flying and the machines whirling to create a small quilt in just two hours!
****If you would like to participate, please send an email with the names of your team of four to be considered to Participants will be chosen by random draw. Deadline to send your team name is April 1, 2016. Please indicate “Iron Quilt Challenge” in the subject line.
Teams will have two hours to complete a small quilt top (36x48). Fat quarters, batting, binding and a pattern will also be supplied at the start of the competition by Victoria’s Quilts, Calgary branch. Competitors will be required to supply other supporting equipment. Prizes will be awarded and the finished quilts will be auctioned at the gala dinner on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Competition to start at 10:30 am and conclude at 12:30 pm, if all three teams are not finished by 12:30 pm, a ½ hour grace will be granted. Voting will commence at 1:00 pm (or 1:30 pm if an extension of time is granted) and will conclude by 2:45 pm with results at 3:15 pm. Voting will be done by the Quilt Community Showcase guild participants and the Festival of Quilts committee members.
I know there was some interest in this on the Facebook page, anyway I am sure Rebecca Marcil will keep us up to date on this event.

As usual we will be meeting at Wonderfil's Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE. Calgary, AB, Canada  T2E 7A2 on February 18, 2016 from  7pm to 9pm.

Jera MacKenzie