Better late than never!
Cathy Erickson (our wonderful President) welcomed everyone to the October meeting.
Sherri Chalke (Membership) announced that we are up to 55 full members. Membership cards and receipts are available to pickup at meetings.
Darlene Rosner (Sew-In and Coffee Klatsch Coordinator) reminded the group that the next coffee klatsch is Nov 8 in Abbotsford at Duft Bakehouse, 10 am. The December coffee klatsch will be December 6 at the Billy Miner Ale House in Maple Ridge, 10 am. The next sew-in is planned for Oct 18 at UFV Room A259 starting at 9 am. Barb will do a tutorial on how to make a cute little square basket and Darlene will do a notebook cover tutorial.
The Creative Stitches Show will be at the Tradex in March again next year and we have been asked to be part of the show again. Robert Kaufman is sponsoring fabric for a challenge that we will display at the show. There will be more details coming once we define the criteria for the challenge a bit more.
Ellen Lewis (Workshops and Programs) told us a bit more about the Curved Piecing Workshop November 29. The fee is $35 for the class or $50 for the class plus a curved ruler. We will cover both traditional and freeform piecing. The first half of the session will be techniques and the afternoon will be time to work on your own project with support from the instructor, our very own Jean Jones. Update: This workshop is full. If there is enough interest we can look at scheduling another session – please speak to Ellen.
Fat Quarter Swap
The November FQ swap is Christmas fabric. Please make sure you bring two fat quarters of modern fabric, quilt shop quality, in a ziplock with your name on it.
The group voted on the miniqults from the September Iron Quilter Contest.
Show & Tell
Highlights of the October show & tell included one new member’s very first quilt block (which was beautiful!) We also saw a scrappy yoga bag, a scrappy quilt pieced onto colour catchers instead of paper and a hexagon scrap quilt pieced from 2.5 inch strips and 60 degree triangles.
Everyone broke into three groups and rotated through three demos: Journal Covers with Cathy, Foot Fetish with Lynn, and Back to Basics with Jean. These quick demos were a great learning opportunity and a valuable chance to see something new (and learn some new techniques.) Thank you to Cathy, Lynn and Jean for putting together the demos and sharing their knowledge with the group. If you have something you’d like to demo to the group, please speak to Ellen at an upcoming meeting.
Door Prizes & Snacks
Thank you to everyone who took the time to bring a door prize or a snack to the meeting. These little treats are another thing that makes the meetings so much fun and helps us create a friendly atmosphere.
Next Meeting: November 13th at UFV. This meeting will feature a pop-up shop with Cathy from Steam Trunk Craftworks.