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Join us at the Calvary Lutheran Church at 2820 Donald Street East -located at the intersection of Donald Street and Edward Street. We will meet on the third Monday of each month, September through June – our meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. Click here for a full listing of the dates, time and location…
Our next meeting of next year will be: Monday, January 16 , 2017. Happy New Year! did you make any quilting resolutions?
Click here for information about our past meetings and a schedule of our future ones.
A reminder that we will be exchanging the 5″ eye spy squares again at the November meeting during the break. Put 5 different squares into a baggie and you will get a different one in exchange. You may do as many as you want. If you are doing the quilt doing the diagonal cut you will need 48 squares.
Quilt Bee – January 21
We are looking forward to another great Quilt Bee on Saturday, January 21 at the Oliver Road Community Centre from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Quilt Bee committee has been busy getting kits ready for you to pick out and sew during the Bee. We have new patterns and beautiful colour combinations. Come out for the day and help us to create beautiful quilts for our community. If you are able to come out to join us, please sign up at the January meeting so we can have an idea of the numbers to expect. It will help with the room setup and it will help us to know how much food to order. Lunch will be provided.
For morning information on Quilt Bees and our Community Projects – click here.
Placemats – *New Patterns* added
new patterns have been posted – try some out and donate them. Click here for information and links to the patterns or to download the pdf’s.
Check out even more inspirations on our Flikr page.
2017 Superior Quilt Show Workshops
At the 2017 Superior Quilt Show, Mary Elizabeth Kinch will be our guest, teaching two workshops and the Trunk Show at the Quilt Show Banquet. The workshops will be held in the Cardinal Room.
Mary Elizabeth Kinch, is a Canadian quilter, fabric designer, interior designer, and author of ‘Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts’ and ‘Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts’. Her work is influenced by a deep respect for the quilting tradition, classic design training and a keen sense of design and colour. She likes to break the rules by stretching traditional boundaries and loves creating exciting quilts with small pieces and enticing quilting designs. www.MaryElizabethKinch.com
IMPROVISATIONAL COMPOSITIONS – Friday, April 28, 2017. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Cardinal Room – Beginner to Advanced
THE JOY OF SMALL PIECE SAMPLER –Saturday April 29, 2017. 9:00 – 5:00 pm in the Cardinal Room – Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop fee: $100 for members and $125 for non-members.
Cash or cheques payable to “Thunder Bay Quilters’ Guild” postdated for April 1, 2017. Click here to download the Workshop Registration Form and bring to the next meeting. For more information on the workshops click here.
Christmas Cheer Teddy Bear Quilts
November is Teddy Bear Quilt month. Don’t forget to bring your bears (stuff animals) and their quilts, pillowcases or bags to the meeting. Remember to cut price tags off but you can leave other tags on since this shows that the stuffed animal is new. Wrap your bear up in its quilt and tie it will a ribbon. The committee has lots of ribbon if you don’t have any. No pins please. No labels on the quilts as these are from Santa. For more details about this and other Community Service Projects click here.
To the committee members: please be at the CLE Cardinal Room at 11am on Friday November 25 to put the bears up for display and remember to wear a white t-shirt or sweater that day.
There were 11 new comfort quilts collected at the October meeting and 18 quilts collected in September. The Comfort Quilt Committee members will be invited to meet after the November meeting to decide on distribution of the quilts within the community. Quilts collected after the November meeting may be kept for display at the Quilt Show in April. The quilts were a big hit with visitors at the last show. To read more about our Comfort Quilts and other community projects click here.