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The quilt show at the Pen Centre is over, it was a great success, everyone loved seeing our quilts. Click here to see the photos.

Don't forget our meetings are SCENT FREE.

Our guest speaker for November is Sandy Simmelink, her program is called Bring Out Your Artistic Voice, don't miss it!

Here's what we're going to be making at the afternoon group meeting in November.    Vice President's Challenge
This charming woven snowflake ornament.

Here's the list of what you need to bring with you:

Fabric - 2 pieces 6" x 6 1/2" contrasting fabrics or the same colour of fabric
Fusible web - 2 pieces 6" x 6 1/2" (wonder under works well)
Bristol board - 1 piece 6" x 6 1/2"
Cording or fishing line for hanger - 10"
White glue
16 small binder clips
8 1" paper clips
Rotary cutter, mat and 12" ruler

The Tunes of our Life  

Your challenge this year is to pick one of the three song titles selected, and represent the feelings and theme in a quilted item. It can be a wall quilt, small clothing item, or decorative item, like a table cloth or runner or free standing sculpture. We want you to have fun (and sing an old tune while you do).

The titles selected are:

From the 50's
BLUE MOON
by Frank Sinatra

From the 60's
DOWNTOWN
by Petula Clark

From the 70's
FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS
by Neil Diamond

 

The Perimeter of the article may be no larger than 120 inches.

The judging criteria will be:

1. Interpretation of the Theme
2. General Appearance
3. Workmanship
4. Viewers Choice

 

The finished entry must be handed in to the Vice President no later than the end of the General Meeting on April 18th , 2018.  It must be enclosed in a bag or packaging and be accompanied by a completed entry form. Click here for the entry form.

We're also going to try some redwork.

Last month we talked about all the tools and materials that people use for redwork. This month we're actually going to try some. The design at left is what we are going to use.

Here's what you need to bring with you:
your hoop for securing the embroidery
the marking pen for transferring your design to the fabric
a basic sewing kit with embroidery needles in it
any magnification equipment you might need
I will bring the fabric to embroider on, the muslin to go behind it, the floss, the pattern and a stitch diagram

We have a great lineup of guest speakers set up for 2017-2018, check the programme and workshop pages for a list of who's coming, we have all kinds of things planned, stay tuned!

Our meeting dates for 2017-2018 are:

  September 20, 2017

  October 18, 2017

  November 15, 2017

 January 17, 2018

  February 21, 2018

 March 21, 2018

  April 18, 2018

 May 16, 2018 (AGM)

 

 
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