It seemed like tonight was mostly show-and-tell, but there is a little bit to document as well:
1. BIG, HUGE thanks to everyone for bringing in the quilts that will be used in the show.
2. Two new members today and two guests. Nope, wait! THREE guests. We’ll get to guest three in point #5.
3. Laura reminded us that there is still space in the Feb. 27th workshop. Paper-piecing. You’ll get a pattern and you’re going home with a finished project. How often does that happen?? Workshops are fun.
4. Laura told us that we’re able to jump into a 12x12inch mini swap with the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild. They’re very fun. You can do whatever you want with your mini, using whatever colours you want (oh, the freedom!). It must be in the hands of an executive member by April 30th. If you can bring it to the April meeting earlier in the month, that’s even better and easier. Please add two triangle pockets to the top corners of your quilt-back, suitable for hanging on a dowel. Also, attach a note with your mini that states your name and the story of your mini. Watch the Facebook group for more information.
* I just did a quick google and this was the first hit (it shows a picture tutorial for the triangle sleeves).
5. Mr. Overseas (junior) came to meet us, and tell us how much he loves us. He has Aurifil, and I can tell you that I have been sorely frustrated after paying the bridge toll and getting to Fabricana only to find out that they have none of the colour I want, and that they’re sold out of the neutrals. I hope he keeps good stock levels. Mr. Overseas was kind enough to leave three gift certificates for Creative Stitches. WOOT!
6. Creative Stitches. March 18 and 19. Friday and Saturday. The stage show is well in hand – thank you. For the Challenge quilts, I hope you got your label! No trading labels, please – they’re numbered. You have two weeks left to post the picture of your Challenge quilt in the Challenge quilt facebook group. Get ‘er done. For the booth, we still need workshop projects … any workshop, any year, or even a quilt that was inspired by a workshop because your workshop item didn’t turn out as nice as you’d planned. Volunteers are still needed for the shifts on both days. There may be a draw prize for volunteers, but that’s just a rumour at this point. Volunteers get in free, so you’re saving $10 right there. That could go toward fabric, friends.
* For the quilts you’re submitted for all things, make sure your story has a little more than “I didn’t use borders and I have a lot of negative space”. We want the public to be able to read your inspiration and your design story. Also, make sure you have a well-fastened 4-inch sleeve on the back of your quilt.
** There are loads of prizes – people’s choice, members’ choice, random draws, and more!
7. Then we had a really great show-and-tell. We saw lots of the minis and some giant quilts too. There was a tiny thing that will be Lysa’s nametag / pin holder for QuiltCon, and there was a stuffed owl for a wee boy. Carol will have the photos and they will be awesome.
8. We had a Tech Talk and you all said very nice things and I thank you very much for the interest and the opportunity.