Thursday, August 17, 2017

August Block Lotto - It takes a village...

I'm pretty sure many of you will be making a last minute dash to the finish line with your red and white mini's, as we make our way through the last bit of summer.  With that in mind, I'm keeping the lotto simple again. No worries, I will turn things up again next month.

The Villiage Life quilt was designed by Elizabeth Olwen for Cloud9 Fabrics.  I came across a variation of this in a charity group I'm involved with where Nicolette from the blog Dutch Comfort changed up the size a little and wrote a tutorial for single blocks. It is Nicolette's tutorial we are going to use.

We are going to use a similar colour palette to Nicolette's tutorial.
Bright with a lean to the girly side.
Background -white solid (white on white ok, as long as it reads as white)
House- bright colour print
Roof - bright colour solid

Blocks are due at our September meeting.
Have fun!

Monday, August 14, 2017

August Meeting and Sew Day

Our August meeting will be at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday August 17th, 2017. The dues cycle is January-December and they are $50 per person. Members who join after June will pay $30. First meeting is free for visitors, then $5 per meeting (fees could be more for special programming). 

This month we welcome Kathleen Riggens from Kathleen Quilts for a trunk show. We're also bringing back the Charity Table, so bring your unloved bits of fabric, notions, patterns, magazines, and anything else you think someone would be thrilled to take home by donation and love.

Don't forget in September we'll be seeing: your red and white challenge mini's and a delivery of pincushions that have been swapped with OKCMQG!

The meeting agenda is:
  • Trunk Show
  • Guild business
  • Collect and award block lotto
  • New block lotto announcements
  • Show and Tell
Please bring:

  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
  • block lotto entries
  • payment in full for Libs Elliott workshops in September
  • donations for the Charity Table
  • cash to purchase goodies from the Charity Table

Our August Sew Day  is also at Wonderfil and the theme is English Paper Piecing. You can bring your EPP project and get instruction and help from members experienced in EPP, or you can bring your own projects to work on Saturday August 19th 10am - 3pm.