February 2014 Newsletter 3 - New Millennium Quilters Guild

New Millennium Quilters’ Guild
Newsletter – February 2014
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20153, Hanover, ON N4N 3T1
Email Address: [email protected]
Guild Meeting Dates
 February 18, 2014
 March 18, 2014
 April 15, 2014
 May 20, 2014
 June 17, 2014
Meetings are held at:
 Knox Presbyterian Church
208 Cayley Street,
 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Meetings are held the third
Tuesday of each month
from September to June
Please bring the following to the
February Meeting:
Name Tag
Loonie For Draw
Show & Tell Items
Library Books
Completed Chemo Hats,
Chemo Bags, Bow Tie Blocks
& Completed OutReach Kits
[email protected]
I am sure many of you have been watching the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. I
am very intrigued with the all-over diamond quilt designs seen in the high-flying
flags to the winners’ medals. According to the Sochi games press release: “The
Olympic patchwork quilt was developed by Bosco’s creative department and given
to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. Their goal was to represent a diverse
range of emotions and feelings, connecting concepts like Motherland, Family,
Culture, Time, Olympism, Peace, Nobility, Friends, Memory, Honour, Dreams,
Beauty, Freedom, Pride, Warmth, Happiness, Greatness, Reliability, Victory,
Creativity, Hospitality, Creation, Future, Russia and the Planet Earth. Every region
in the world is proud of its unique origins, and it is no different in Russia. That is
why there are so many different local traditions, songs and crafts that highlight
the individuality of their creators, each valuable in its own right. Bosco had a
wealth of choices to represent Russia’s rich diversity, but in the end they settled
on something familiar, warm and welcoming "the patchwork quilt”.
So what if "Quilting" was an Olympic sport? What would that look like? What
would you do to get into the games? If you were in the Quilter's Olympics, what
would YOU take the GOLD in? As crazy as it seems, I know a few of us could
qualify for some of these events:
 Most scandalous fabric collection in the county
 Best Display of Fat Quarter's
 The Most UFO's in our Quilt Guild
 Fastest "Un-sewing" Time with our speedy Seam Ripper
 "Staring-at-a-piece-of-fabric-debating-if-this-project-is-worthy-ofactually-cutting-it" category
 Cross Country Stash Collection Dash
 Sewing Room Obstacle Course
 Mad Dash to finish for the Quilt Show Marathon
 Etc. and please share your ideas for new events with me before the next
Also in February, members will be sharing "FYI Sessions" during the regular
meeting. We can always learn from our quilting peers. We were all beginner
quilters at one time. I still rely on my favourite reference book by Better Homes
and Gardens “Complete Guide to QUILTING". It has more that 750 step-by-step
colour photographs and includes every basic method and technique.
I'm looking forward to seeing your PILLOW CHALLENGE Creations this month.
Until then ~ President Karen
P.S. Please bring one sheet of plain paper, paper scissors and a pen/pencil for a
short group activity ~ K.
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Marilyn Brocklebank's quilting entry "Thistle Pod", which
was machine quilted by Doreen Wilken, won third place at
the February 2014 American Quilters Society Show in
Phoenix, Arizona. The quilt was entered in the Bed Quilt
– Computer-Aided Category. This is really an awesome
achievement for these two New Millennium Quilters' Guild
Members. Marilyn had to do a lot of work to get the quilt
accepted into this prestigious juried show.
February 18, 2014
FYI time during the meeting
Cathy Weber will do a presentation on a Joan Ford Book - "Scrappy Organization of Scraps"
Karen Ruetz will do a demo on a hexagon ruler by Fons and Porter
Tonie Botting will do a demo on a ruler by Deb Tucker on flying greese
February 18, 2014 afternoon session is from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Knox Presbyterian Church,
Walkerton (prior to the monthly meeting)
We will be making coasters for handouts at the Quilt Show in June.
Please bring your sewing machine – neutral threads – regular sewing notions. Anyone who is unable to bring
their sewing machine but would like to participate is welcome to come. We need people to cut, press and
organize the fabrics for sewing.
Anyone who has surplus 5” squares, fat quarters, fabric scraps can bring them along. We are looking for some
material that is sewing related if possible. We also need plainer fabrics for matching. Anyone who has batting
ends that are at least 5” wide please bring these as well. Fabrics will also be provided to those of you who do
not have the above.
Thank you to the ladies who came out in January to sew for the Guild for Community Outreach and for the
making of the coasters for the Show in June. Thanks a million.
Outreach will not be having a work session on Tuesday afternoon. Marilyn will be at the meeting early
for anyone who wants a project to work at home over the next month.
March 18 - Heather Stewart Trunk Show
April 15 - Heather Bell from mydyestudio, West Lorne, Trunk Show
Heather has taken a class in the United States with Marti Michel. When you do a log cabin block with
Mariti's rulers you never have to trim the blocks when you are done. Heather had some of Mariti's rulers for
sale at our November meeting. Go to Google and type in Mariti Michel and you will find lots of websites and
YouTube shows with Marti. We also have in the library a book called ABC of Log Cabin by Mariti Michel.
May 20 - Stephanie Moddison - Trunk Show and Long Arm Quilter
June 17 - To be Announced
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CLASSES 2013-2014
Policy regarding cancelling courses: If you cancel the guild keeps 50%. If guild cancels all money is
returned. Only if there is an emergency and the person cannot attend they will get a full refund.
March 19, 2014
- Heather Stewart - Angels and Squares - Learn to make a lap to a queen size quilt with no triangles.
- Heather was named teacher of the year in 2009 by Canadian Quilters' Association
April 8 - April 11, 2014
- Second Guild Retreat - only 1 space available. A $50.00 deposit will hold your space.
April 15, 2012
- Heather Bell - Table runner using Marti Michel A set of templates. She will have those templates for sale.
They are not expensive. Tonie has a sample table runner for Heather's class in April
- Cost - $35.00
- Time - 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
I have found a simple solution for taming fabrics that are difficult to sew. If my
fabric (such as batting, bulky or loose-weave fabrics, faux fur, or Velcro) doesn't
glide smoothly over the machine plate or gets stuck in the machine foot as I'm
sewing, I use a plastic grocery or other store bag to help. I prefer the bags from
Jo-Ann Fabrics because they are almost transparent. I cut the bag to make it one
layer; if I have a lot of seams to sew, I cut the bag into strips about 2 to 3 inches
wide. I place the plastic on top of or beneath the fabric and sew normally, stitching
through the plastic. The plastic helps the fabric slide smoothly as the stitches are
made, and a simple tug easily removes the plastic after the seam is complete.
-Betty Bolden, Bolton, Connecticut
Contact Marie Bolton at 881-1816 with any requests for comfort quilts. Since the last newsletter fire quilts went
to a family with six children and comfort quilts went to two ladies.
Cancer Hats
Twenty-eight chemo hats were handed in to the oncology department at the Owen Sound Hospital. Please try to
complete the chemo bags by the March meeting. This will be an ongoing project. Kits are available to make
more hats.
Bow Tie Blocks
Please try to hand in the January bow tie blocks by the March meeting. In March there will be another bow tie
block to make.
Kits for Comfort Quilts
There are three kits available to make blocks/quilt tops with selvages. Kits are also available to make more sinful
quilt tops.
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Reminder to all members participating in the "Scrappy Pillow/Cushion Challenge"
to bring your completed pillow to the FEBRUARY MEETING. Before the meeting
starts, please go to the kitchen to drop off your pillow. All NMQ members will be
voting that night on their choice of the winning pillow on display. Three prizes will
be awarded. Thanks to all members who participated in this challenge.
Delphine & Cathy
April 5 – 6
April 12 - 13
April 24 - 26
May 2 -3
May 19 - 24
May 23 - 25
June 6 - 7
June 8 - 14
Jun 20 - 21
June 27 - 28
Sept. 9 - 16
Rhapsody of Quilts Show 2014, Pickering
Sunshine Quilt Show, Orillia Quilt Guild
Piecemakers 2014 - A joint show between the HuronPerth Quilter's Guild & Stonetowne Quilters Guild,
Pyramid Center, St. Mary's Ontario
Stitches in Bloom, Chatham Kent Quilter’s
Quilts of Britain, Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre,
Waterways Quiltfest
Making Memories Quilt Show, New Millennium Quilters'
Guild, Mildmay
Canadian Quilters Association- ‘Wonders of Niagara’
Brock University, St Catharines
Sew Much to See Quilt Show, Queen’s Bush Quilt
Guild, Markdale
Haliburton Highlands Quilt Show
Fibre Art Show, Burlington Art Centre
[email protected]
Regular Guild Executive Meeting - Wednesday March 5th, 2014 - Walkerton Presbyterian Church
"The Shaw Room" - 1:00 P.M..
Olympic Flags in Sochi
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403 Durham Street East Walkerton
regular priced fabric with
guild membership card
February 14th to 28th
Monday to Friday - 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Next Quilt Show Meeting,
Wednesday, February 26th, - 1:00
P.M. - Knox Presbyterian Church,
Please check out page six of this
newsletter for a list of the challenges
and courses the Guild offered from
June 2010 to June 2014. This will
help you prepare your projects to
exhibit at the Quilt Show
Closed Sunday and Stat Holidays
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The following is a list of New Millennium Quilters' Guild Challenges and Courses since our last Quilt
Show (September 2010 - June 2014). This list will be helpful in preparing your projects for our Quilt
Show. Looking forward to seeing your interesting projects.
September 2010 - June 2011
December 2010 - May 2011
September 2011 - June 2012
Fall 2011
December 2011 - May 2012
Fat Quarter Challenge
Mystery Table Runner
Hush, Hush Challenge (Black focus print and three
colours using initials in your name)
September 2012 - June 2013
Fall 2012
January - June 2013
Christmas Stocking Challenge
Tie One On Apron
September 2013 - June 2014
September 2013 -February 2014
September 2010 - June 2011
February 2011
Hand Appliqué Class
March 2011
Machine Quilting Workshop
March 2011
Fruitcake Squares Table Topper
April 2011
Hidden Nine Quilt
Catherine Grubb
Martha Schellingerhoud
Audrey Morrow
Margaret Cale
September 2011 - June 2012
November 2011
Machine Quilting
March 2012
Landscape & Thread Painting
April 2012
Finishing School
May 2012
Scrappy Quilt
Martha Schellingerhoud
Pat Golem
Edna Keown
Jo Thatcher
September 2012 - June 2013
September 2012
Border Table Runner
October 2012
Ckwik Krazy Patch
November 2012
Angel Wall Quilt
March 2012
Margo Bag
April 2013
Double Pinwheel
May 2013
Simplified Double Wedding Ring
Marilyn Brocklebank
Yopie Lavrysen
Rosemary Makham
Sue Carmichael
Deb Beirnes
Patti Carey
September 2013 - June 2014
September 2013
Paper Piecing
October 2013
Crazy Quilted Needle Case
March 2014
Angels & Squares
April 2014
Table Runner with Marti Michell Ruler
Marilyn Brocklebank
Judy Ekchart
Heather Stewart
Heather Bell
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