December meeting recap

(Thanks for the notes, Hedda!)

Helen called the meeting to order at 7:05. This was more of a challenge than usual since many of us were eager to start the ‘Christmas  Party’ part of the meeting.

Community Quilts – Jean

Quilting Bee January 21, 2017. Please watch the Facebook page for more information. We will be making ‘slab’ blocks and assembling them into quilt tops. Slab blocks are scrappy blocks put together out of light, medium and dark shades of one colour. So each block is one colour. This is part of a larger initiative being organized by the Canadian Quilters’ Association. For this initiative each has to have a small piece of special Canada 150th fabric which the guild will supply. Quilts will be distributed to Ronald McDonald House.

Creative Festival – Phyllis

We are going to jury quilts very lightly to make sure we are presenting our best modern quilts at the show. Aspects of modern quilting to consider include large scale, clean and simple design, wonky or improvised, lots of negative space, use of solids, unexpected colour combinations.

Workshops and Events

Katie Pederson class February 11 2017 – class is now full and we have started a waitlist – please talk to Laura or Connie if you want to be added to the waitlist.

Katie Pederson Trunk Show February 10 2017 – Admission is by ticket only. Free to guild members, $10 to non-members. Please take tickets to sell.

Connie will be taking over the event planning while Laura is away.

Coffee Klatch – January 7.

Kate, who is a guild member and has a business hosting ‘Sew Fabulous’ sewing retreats, has kindly agreed to host us. We will post directions and the address on the Facebook page closer to the date.

Membership Update – Barb

We now have 58 members, and 30-ish members in attendance tonight.

Christmas Party

The rest of the meeting was spent enjoying ‘strip’ poker – quilters give this a whole new meaning! And we enthusiastically swapped Christmas-themed mini-quilts. Loads of good food and a fun show & tell rounded out the evening. We missed everyone who couldn’t make it!