Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September Meeting

Our September meeting will be at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday September 20th 2018.

This month the programming will include member Kerry Foster with her new publication on Paint-By-Number Quilts You can find it for sale on CT Publishing, Amazon, Fat Quarter Shop, and Google Books or ask for it at your local shop.  You may have already seen Kerry's original and very identifiable quilts at Heritage Park and Stampede in the last couple of years, as well as our guild meetings.  She'll be teaching a class for us in November so make sure you pick up her book before then! You can also score her separate add on pattern packs here (the add-ons require original publication for instructions).

Don't forget to bring your Colour Wheel Challenge entry and have the chance to win a fabulous prize.

The Charity Table has been retired until next Spring.  And don't forget to bring full payment for the Poppyprint Workshops if you haven't already. Any e-transfers should use the password "pinwheel".

It turns out that since most of the piecing is already complete on the QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt, we don't need to have a Sew Day to put together the quilt top. Even so all kits MUST be back and completed by this meeting. If you have a kit and you aren't going to be able to complete it in time please get it back to us ASAP.

Finally, memberships are opening for the 2019 year. Annual dues are $60 and if you sign up on or before Wednesday Dec 12th then you'll be entered into a draw for a fabulous prize pack at the December meeting! Payments may be made in cash or by e-transfer. Any e-transfers should use the password "pinwheel".

Coming up (and subject to change):
  • October 18th -  Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint trunk show - free for members (Hawkwood)
  • October 19th - Round Peg Square Hole workshop with Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint (Hawkwood)
  • October 20th - Speed Dating improv workshop with Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint (Hawkwood)
  • November 15th - Skills Night - Quilting on your Domestic Machine (TBA)
  • November 17th - sew day with Kerry Foster on Paint-By-Number Quilts (TBA)
  • December 13th - Winter Social (K-Z names bring food to share) (Wonderfil)
  • January 17th - Batting Presentation from Alberta Batting Co. (TBA)
  • February 21st - Meet Your Guild! Getting Social (TBA)
  • March 21st - AGM and QuiltCon 2019 Report (TBA)
  • March 23rd - Sew Day TBA (TBA)
The meeting agenda is:
  • Guild business 
  • Kerry Foster on Paint-By-Number Quilts
  • Summer Challenge presentation
  • Canadian MQG 2018 Block Lotto
  • Show and tell 
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
  • Summer Challenge Colour Wheel
  • Full payment for Poppyprint workshops
  • Finished QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt blocks 
  • Membership dues for 2019

The dues cycle is January-December and they are $60 per person in 2018. Members who join after June will pay $40. First meeting is free for visitors, then $10 for a single meeting (fees could be more for special programming). After that we ask you to support and join our community by purchasing a membership to attend additional meetings and sew days and to participate in other guild activities. If you purchase your 2019 membership on or before Wednesday December 12th you'll be entered in a draw to win a fabulous prize pack at our December meeting!